|4th release from new four-piece line-up
Format: CD / Cat No: 802644824925 / Released: 18/03/2013
Track Listing: Matmos / The Wheel / Extra Vehicular / Where The River Goes / Paris In The Spring / Between Today And Yesterday / Echo Street / Mary Rose
More information: Amplifier return with a new album, 24 months after the release of their critically acclaimed third album The Octopus, their first with the new four-piece line-up.
The band of Sel Balamir (guitars) and Matt Brobin (drums) re-emerge at the core of a very different animal a four-piece line-up that has delivered a subtle shift in style allowing them to mix their epic space rock jams with accessible pieces boasting three-part vocal harmonies sung by Sel, former Oceansize man Steve Durose (second guitar) and Alex "Magnum" Redhead (bass).
Echo Street opens with four vast epics Matmos, The Wheel, Extra Vehicular and Where The River Goes, and then shifts into more subtle and reflective territory; the haunting Paris In The Spring and the classy, CSN-like Between Today And Yesterday, the Floydian infinity of the title track Echo Street before ending on the anthemic and uplifting breeze of Mary Rose.
"We are extraordinarily pleased with Echo Street. We didn't think that we could better The Octopus, but I think that Echo Street has a timeless quality about it. It's probably the Amplifier album that most people will know with time. There's something really special about it
" - Sel Balamir