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Echostar

Echostar

Echostar


This is another project of Martha Schwendener, formerly of the lauded New York indie-electronic band Bowery Electric. The project debuted in 2003, with the release of Sola. Echostar creates a new space and sound for herself which is simultaneously lo-fi and hi-tech. Less break-beat driven than BE, "Sola" is a lush combination of breathy vocals, atmospheric sounds, and deep four-on-the-floor beats--an exercise in laptop soul that builds upon the soothing, spaced-out canvas of her previous band. Read more on Last.fm
This is another project of Martha Schwendener, formerly of the lauded New York indie-electronic band Bowery Electric. The project debuted in 2003, with the release of Sola. Echostar creates a new space and sound for herself which is simultaneously lo-fi and hi-tech. Less break-beat driven than BE, "Sola" is a lush combination of breathy vocals, atmospheric sounds, and deep four-on-the-floor beats--an exercise in laptop soul that builds upon the soothing, spaced-out canvas of her previous band. In the mid-to-late '90s Bowery Electric straddled the divide between electronic music and indie rock, mainly by leavening the former with dollops of My Bloody Valentine-flavored guitar.

But with Echostar, Schwendener has left the rock elements entirely behind, trading them for the coolly melodic laptop techno associated with Cologne's Pluramon and Microstoria--although her affectless alto singing distinguishes her from that largely instrumental crowd. In Bowery Electric, that voice reinforced the aesthetic connection with the British shoegazer bands; but in the more purely electronic context of Echostar, it recalls the group Broadcast (minus the latter's more overt Stereolab similarities)... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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