Echo Collective, the multi-faceted Belgian collective who have worked with some of the most important players in modern composition, have released their first album Echo Collective Plays Amnesiac on !K7
While this is a beautiful and fresh approach to Radiohead’s classic album, it’s hard to say how the die hard fans will react to it. Personally I hear some subtle nuances in here not heard before in these melodies and Echo Collective have made it their own. The other obvious element is the lack of vocals, which from a listener’s point of view is also an interesting and unique take on songs Radiohead fans have been listening to for 17 years.
Echo Collective recently reached #1 on the US Classical and Crossover Classical Billboard Chart as part of the new Erasure album World Beyond, on which they worked and collaborated with the synth-pop duo to classically reinterpret songs from their 17th studio album World Be Gone, which is out now on Mute Records.
You can stream the first song from this new album here:
The group will perform the album live at the prestigious Ancienne Belgique – longtime supporters of the collective – in Brussels on 2nd May, as well as the Philharmonie de Paris on 30th June, with more dates across Europe to follow.
Echo Collective live dates:
02.05.18 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)
30.06.18 – Philharmonie de Paris, Paris (FR)