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Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Alternative Post-rock




"The Deli Magazine Video Review"

Echoscape unveils video for "March of A Lonesome Man" + plays Pianos on 05.04

We discovered Echoscape, the brainchild of NYC's dreamy acoustic guitar virtuoso Satoshi Inoue, through our latest Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists. As you can see from his latest video for instrumental piece "March of A Lonesome Man," the young man has a rather unique way to play that instrument. His sung songs blend dream pop, folk and math rock in unexpected ways, check out his recent single 'Brightest,' below. You can catch Echoscape live at Pianos on May 4th. - The Deli Magazine

"No Smoking Media Video Premiere"

Echoscape is the project name of one Satoshi Inoue, a Brooklyn-based musician and a guitarist in the truest sense of the word. He has just released a live performance video of the song March of a Lonesome Man, a track from Echoscape’s international collaboration with Piotr Pietrzak, an EP called My Heart is a Storm.

Check out Echoscape’s live performance (directed by Perik) below:

It is immediately apparent why Echoscape’s bandcamp qualifies the music as “math folk”; the rhythmic structures of the song are incredibly complex yet neatly folded into the melody. Satoshi has developed a distinctive playing style of finger tapping and clusters of rhythms. March of a Lonesome Man is wordless, yet absolutely expressive as Echoscape navigates his emotions through his instrument. Sonically, the composition gives abstract impressions of playfulness, turmoil, wistfulness, a buoyant intensity.

It’s clear from watching him play that Satoshi wields the full power of the instrument, finding marriage and harmony between both of his limbs and channeling it through the wood. His movements are deft and nimble: delicately tapped microrhythms, a palmed bass string, a triplicate of harmonics. Guitar players: take note.

Satoshi is an impressive (even intimidating!) talent. If you want to hear more from him, other recorded material exists on bandcamp. - No Smoking Media

"Deli Magazine Review"

On the May-released ‘Square Two’ EP, Brooklyn “math folk” project Echospace (aka Satoshi Inoue) doesn’t so much play the guitar as conure it into being. On such sweetly fleeting songs as “Rainsong” or “Undulating Place,” one marvels at the deeply deft musician’s ability to convey the deepest of emotions with a single strum. Echospace plays The Shop Brooklyn on 1.29. - The Deli Magazine

"No Smoking Media - song review"

Echoscape is the math-folk project of one Satoshi Inoue, currently located in Brooklyn. “Brightest” is the newest track from this project, and it’s pretty comparable to a shimmering pillar of hope in a space populated by uncertainty. I will say, I’m ordinarily not enticed by artists who make primary use of an acoustic guitar, but Satoshi’s playing has proved him to be an exception here. He takes a really innovative approach, somewhat similar to Kaki King (who he mentions on facebook, even); and, if you’re lucky enough to live in the NYC metro area, you can catch him playing live with a drummer this Friday, March 18 at our favorite purple room Palisades (Peace Arrow is on the bill, too – what a babe!). Anyway, take a listen for yourself:

“Brightest” begins with a fairly typical-seeming finger-tapped acoustic guitar melody, pausing for a moment before a driving drum beat enters the mix. This sets up the feel for Satoshi’s vocal delivery, which reminds me of way too many things at once to actually pick out and name references. The lyrics are pretty melancholy, and Satoshi proves himself to be a master of building and resolving tension in wide crescendos. A couple minutes in, some really awesome synth pads fill out the mix; I wish Satoshi would play with layering and texture a little more in his recordings, but I suppose I can understand the appeal of not wanting to make recordings too busy as a solo artist who has to perform them live. All things considered, “Brightest” is a pretty solid way to get into Echoscape, whether you were looking to find a new math folk project or totally clueless as to the existence of such a genre.

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Keep up with Echoscape on Facebook and make sure to go see them live at Palisades this Friday, March 18. - No Smoking Media