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Echoes Alike

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Introducing: Echoes Alike"

For those of you who enjoy ambient-electronic, we’ve got some fresh music for you. Echoes Alike is the solo project of Brooklyn, New York based Timothy Shrider. He self-released his debut EP entitled Moon Monster on July 5, 2011 (available on iTunes).
Moon Monster is a thoughtfully constructed EP that explores instrumental canvases of electronic layering and looping. There are some hints of dubstep thrown in for good measure, but this EP will appeal more to those who enjoy rich, gentle sounds.
The song that SSG Music gets to premiere today is entitle “Bi-Coastal.” It starts off unsuspecting and curious with some light bells and an array of morphed sounds. It soon blooms into a poppy crescendo, evoking feelings of joy and triumph. Listeners should enjoy this as a nice pat on the back song for a job well done. The EP does a fine job of keeping the listener engaged and interested. It’s a fine first effort, and we look forward to seeing how Echoes Alike develops. - SSG Music


"JXI Review: Echoes Alike – Moon Monster"

This EP is not usually my thing, but I for one will be looking out for more downbeat electronica; and this is largely down to the perfectly produced EP from Echoes Alike. Timothy Shrider is the brain behind this alter ego, and Echoes Alike is the product of years of honing his compositional talents and production skills. The result in this instance is an EP filled with many level of avid melodies over growling gritty bass, coupled with clean and crisp production so that every note, every nuance is heard with clarity.
I’ll give a short breakdown of each track in my reviews, detailing them in order of preference, with my favourite track last.
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‘Apparition Dance’ is a somber track; the sounds all work well together, there is no discordance and the main hook sits nicely among the various transitions throughout.
I love the dark yet harmonious nature of ‘Millenia’, the breakdowns in this song give the track ample breathing space whereas otherwise it could be a bit too much for one track, but luckily the grizzly synth pads don’t overwhelm or clash in the mix.
Some nice guitar work drives ‘Fox & Rabbit’ to a gentle melodic crescendo, the clicking of palm-muted guitar is complimented well by a clean bright synth tone towards the end. A slow burner, but a track that sits nicely in the EP.
‘Moon Monster’ is the EP’s title track, and clearly Echoes Alike wanted to make this a big one. Discordant chimes and atonal pads sweep across this song, a truly brilliant composition with ethereal but still modern and clear tones of atmosphere and space.
‘Bi-Coastal’ is ace. A pumping track that wouldn’t sound out of place with vocals from Snow Patrol if they ever decided to venture into more electronic music. The high-end sounds offer real clarity; the lower end is not too fuzzy or distorted and sounds great. Quite a catchy track, and one which in my opinion could be further enhanced with some vocals.
Haunting yet warm synths introduce the opening track ‘Batteries’, and these give way to a clear lead melody complimented by a grainy rumbling bass underneath. The counter melodies progress nicely, and don’t linger for too long; a common trap that tracks of this persuasion often fall into. The track is rounded off with more warm growling bass and solid beats, and is overall a good song that encompasses both dark and light and marries them well.
Echoes Alike can be incredibly proud of this debut offering, and I will be keeping an eye on anything else he churns out. See below for links to his Soundcloud, YouTube & Twitter. - Music Under Fire


Discography

Moon Monster EP (July, 5th 2011)

Remix of "Helena Beat" by "Foster The People" (2011)

Remix of "The Wolf In You" by "Turnbull Green" (2011)

Remix of "The Visions" by "The Freeze Tag" (2011)

Radio play on:
KVRX (Austin)
WNYC (NYC)
WFMU (NYC)
WRUV (Burlington)
WXPN (Philadelphia)
Chillout FM (Europe/Internet)
Zikpot Radio (Internet)
Cloudmix (Italy/Internet)

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Echoes Alike is the solo project of Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist Timothy Shrider. He fuses his musicality as a composer with the skills of a seasoned producer. His genre bending tracks create a nostalgic atmosphere by fusing stinging melodies with anthemic rhythms. This is the first release for EA, and his remixes are already getting play on KVRK Austin, TX and all across the U.S.
Hailing from Kentucky, Tim’s first collaborative project (live drum and bass phenom Twilight Sleep) gave him acclaim as a brilliant drummer. Now making a home in Brooklyn, Tim has been building his own style in NYC as an innovative musician, composer and producer. TK Webb & the Visions made great use of his musicianship and precision drumming on the acclaimed record “Phantom Parade”. In addition to his percussive skills, he has shown his beat-making and production talents with some great artists and producers including long time friends Cassettes Won’t Listen and Bisco Smith.
EA’s electro hip-hop pop remix of The Visions for their collaborative project “The Freeze Tag” is already hitting the radio, and building on the highly anticipated debut EP titled Moon Monster. His instrumental electro pop tracks have the ability to be sentimental and driving at the same time. Layer upon layer of fervent melodies and hard hitting beats create compositions that change the game for instrumentalists. Moon Monster is available for purchase on www.echoesalike.com, iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores.