Apr 1 2020

Two New Monochrome Echo Releases Imminent!

Hello folks,

Hope you are all staying safe and well in these strange times.

I’ve been using this unexpected wealth of home time to finally finish up the ambient project I started work on about six months ago.

Those of you that follow my work as Monochrome Echo will no doubt be aware that something has been brewing of late. I’ve been getting into the wonderful world of hardware synthesisers and sequencers, mainly through the use of some newly acquired Elektron gear. The Digitone in particular lends itself really well to ambient sounds so I decided to pair it up with my Analog Four and set about working on a complete album of ambient tracks. Now obviously this soon grew beyond the confines of a simple album so I’ve ended up splitting it into two EPs. Or mini-albums really seeing as though they’re both over 45 minutes long.

Since our son Ira was born I’ve been playing him ambient electronic music at night. The music of artists such as Steve Hauschildt, Jogging House, R Beny, Polypores and 輕描淡寫 has such a calming effect at the end of the day and I wanted to write a collection of original tracks that would produce a similar feeling of peacefulness. That’s the story behind these releases and this is what I came up with.

The first instalment The Forgetting will be released tomorrow. There are six tracks plus a seventh bonus track included with the digital download. For the time being I’ll only be releasing these EPs on my Monochrome Echo Bandcamp, so now would be a good time to follow Monochrome Echo on Bandcamp so you get notified about the new releases!

The second instalment Timelapse will be released one week later on 10ty April. Seeing as Friday is now the new Monday for releasing new music I’ve decided to release these EPs on Thursdays. It’s always good to be different I find! Timelapse has an additional seven tracks with yet another bonus track for those of you that buy the digital download.

I’m incredibly fortunate to have the awesome Cristian Eres do the artwork for both of these EPs. And here it is for the first time… cue fanfare!

I’m very excited to share this new music with you. It’s a bit different to my previous releases as Monochrome Echo but I think you’ll like it. It’s music to chill out to which perhaps has become particularly pertinent given the current situation in the world right now.

Anyway I hope you enjoy all the new music as it comes out over the next couple of weeks. If you do, please tell your friends. And don’t forget to follow Monochrome Echo over on Bandcamp and sign up to the mailing list to get notified the minute the EPs come out.

Stay well and wash those hands.

Simon