A Troop of Echoes has a stunning ability to encompass multiple moods within a single song – at times simultaneously sounding both soothing and unsettling; other times both wistful and hopeful. In that, their sound is truly cinematic. Not “cinematic” in the banal manner used to describe expansive music that’s ultimately sonic wallpaper, but in that A Troop of Echoes uses unique characteristics of each instrument – guitar, saxophone, bass and drums – the same way that a masterful director uses angles, lighting, editing, etc., to convey complex details of story and emotion.
A Troop of Echoes released The Longest Year on Record on LP, CD and download last May 19th. You can listen to the whole album here.
Watch the première for ‘Small Fires’ here: