Today, A Troop of Echoes share the first video from their recent album The Longest Year on Record. The clip for “Small Fires” follows…Read More
A Troop of Echoes has an 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.
The melodic work of Troop saxophonist Peter Gilli often interweaves with the chiming and textural feel to guitarist Nick Cooper’s parts as the two often create a swirling tug and sway driven by bassist Harrison Hartley’s chordal riffs and drummer Dan Moriarty’s symphonic approach to the rhythms.