UK-based Echo Engine are a jazz/ambient/groove/electronica trio formed by keyboardist Daniel Biro, groove-generator Adrian Newton and guitarist Rob Palmer who regularly embark on improvised, exploratory, mind-reading excursions, often inviting special guests to join them on their travels. These live ‘happenings’ are recorded and then carefully edited, mixed and remodelled into new, more composed sound collages. Capturing the moment, then giving it structure. The only requirement: to ‘be here’.
Biro and Palmer have been working together for many years, playing live regularly and releasing 'The Long Journey Home' album (Sargasso SCD28050) in 2004, Newton recently joined them and, inspired by his fresh approach to live electronics and groove creation, the trio decided to formalise their collaboration under the Echo Engine banner. Their first album, 'Windjammer' (BSF1001/12 - 2014) featured sax/flute player Theo Travis, best known for his collaborations with Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, Gong and Soft Machine.
Echo Engine's influences range from early Weather Report experimentations to ECM-style electronica (Nils Petter Molvaer, etc) to Aphex Twin ambient grooves. But, ultimately, Echo Engine is a unique distillation of the creative personalities involved.
released February 6, 2019
Echo Engine are:
Daniel Biro: keyboards
Adrian Newton: electronics/beats
Rob Palmer: guitar
Jon Lloyd: sax/bass-clarinet (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Pascal Consoli: drums (5, 6)
Joe Limburn: acoustic bass (5, 7)
All music written, performed, recorded and produced by Echo Engine.
Echo Engine are an ambient/groove/electronica improv trio formed by keyboardist Daniel Biro, groove- generator/sonic artist
Adrian Newton and guitarist Rob Palmer.
As well as being a stand-alone outfit, the idea behind Echo Engine was to allow for special guests to expand the trio's sonic palette. First on the list was sax/flute player Theo Travis, (Robert Fripp, David Sylvian, Soft Machine)...more