Wherever they go on Cirrus, Mt. Echo bring that atmospheric density along with them. The proverbial ‘band to watch.’
"Cirrus is a dense disk in which the young quartet develops its full potential post-metal, doom and post-rock."
Cirrus is superbly produced and Mt. Echo sound exciting and wonderful from start to finish. [...]
This is a stunning and genuinely exciting album that leaves you wanting more
The group’s music seemingly takes influence from the natural world. For every sludgy riff there’s a twinkling melody, just as for every rainbow there’s a thunderstorm.
Mt. Echo: The Big Update
Tl;dr: we are a temporary 3-person band and are recording a new album!
So, its been a while since we did a proper update about what is going on. So where do we start?
Like every other person on this world, COVID also brought us to a stand-still. The shows we had planned were cancelled and rehearsals weren’t happening as much as we’d hoped to.
2020 was going to be a year where we would write songs for our new record, but also the year were we where going to look for someone who could replace the empty space Tommy left behind.
Although we did started looking for new band members and had some really cool jam-sessions with great musicians, COVID once more was obstructing our progress. Rehearsals were scarce and every time we did plan one, we found it more useful/fun to just jam, write and get the energy out, instead of finding that new bandmember. This went on and off for a while, resulting in 10 songs being written and completed as a 3 peace band.
After some reflection on the songs, we feel it is a part of what Mt. Echo is at this point. Adding extra part on already existing songs, without the full “writing a song together”- process wouldn’t feel right.
That being said, it is time for the good news! This weekend we will start recording the drumtracks for our upcoming record. We currently have 50 to 60 minutes of fresh music that is ready to be released. The recording process will once more be a DIY-project with the help from some friends. We are hoping for it to be released somewhere at the end of summer, beginning of fall.
We’ll try to keep you posted on the progress. That’s it for now, more news will be coming soon!
Keep safe & healthy!
Gerben, Vincent & Rolf
So, we had all our shows cancelled due to the corona-virus that is spreading across the world.
The good news is: Booster Festival is still happening, in a online festival setting, Bring your own beer! Check out this link for more info.
Until all this is over, we will be writing new music (in a safe way) for our next album, which we will hopefully be recording this winter.
Today we released our second single/video from our debutalbum Cirrus. The song Catena is a mix of live footage of a show we played earlier this year in Merleyn, Nijmegen and visuals from PhosPfor and LSSDW, the alter-ego of Bismut's bassplayer.
Last week our album was featured on the youtube-channel of 666MrDoom, a channel that promotes heavy music daily. We are truly thankfull for MrDoom helping us getting our music out there. Check it out here!
We also did a small interview with Astral Noize, UK to talk about the creation of Cirrus and the pro's and con's of being an instrumental band were musicians have a different background.
During the making of Cirrus we had a little help from a few friends. In this series we would like to thank them.
Shout Out #1
The first person on the list is Romy Broeders. Last winter she was tough enough to brave the cold and capture an image of us. We are really pleased with the end result! We can really recommend checking out her other work on https://romybroeders.nl
Shout Out #2
Our next Shout Out is dedicated to Doornroosje. The venue gave us the opening to use their idle space in the summer-break. Since three of us where working at the place, it already felt like our second home. With the space and time we have been given we've got the chance to build our own pop-up studio and record all the songs in a live-setting. Something we truly enjoyed and treasure.
Shout Out #3
For lending a great sounding drumkit to make the drums sound great on record, we want to thank Stockenhof Muziek Thank you!
Shout Out #4
The shout-out-saga continues. Today we want to send out a special thanks to Nico van Montfort, who helped us out during the recording process. With a talent for listening he made sure we had the right set-up to start recording. After the mixing was done he took care of the mastering in his XPZ Sound Studio, which gave the album a great sound.
Cirrus isn't available on vinyl, yet! We first want to make sure it's worth it, are you interested in getting Cirrus on Vinyl (pricing will be around €15) please let us know and sign up to our vinyl-demand-list, it's free of charge!
As nature can fascinate, so does the music of Mt. Echo. Ominous and languid, but hard and unrelenting, it sings around the listener. Dream away, be carried away, get pulled under the waves and find peace in the eye of the storm.
The atmospheric, instrumental music of Mt. Echo - with ex-members of Bandito and Geiser - can be enjoyed by lovers of hard guitar work, dreamy soundscapes and dissonant melody lines. The band from Nijmegen, the Netherlands recorded their first album Cirrus in a pop-up studio at the local venue Doornroosje. The album was released on the 20th of April 2019.
Zoals natuurgeweld kan fascineren, doet de muziek van Mt. Echo dat ook. Onheilspellend en loom, maar hard en onverbiddelijk suist het rond de luisteraar. Droom erbij weg, laat je vervoeren, word onder getrokken door de golven en vind rust in het oog van de storm.
Met de instrumentale muziek van Mt. Echo - met oud-leden van Bandito en Geiser - kunnen zowel liefhebbers van het hardere gitaarwerk, dromerige soundscapes als dissonante melodielijnen hun hart ophalen. De Nijmeegse band heeft zijn eerste album Cirrus opgenomen in een pop-up studio in poppodium Doornroosje. Het album verscheen in april 2019.