i heard you listening is ninth full-length studio album by the progressive rock band Echolyn. Pre-sales for the album began on July 1, 2015 and ran for a duration of two weeks. Fans could pre-order CD and 180-gram vinyl versions of the album…
Echolyn was formed in 1989 when guitarist Brett Kull and drummer Paul Ramsey, members of a recently split cover band called Narcissus, joined with keyboardist Chris Buzby to form a new band to focus on original songs. They were soon joined by fellow Narcissus veteran Ray Weston on vocals and bassist Jesse Reyes, and quickly began playing live and recording their eponymous debut album, which was released in 1991. During the recording of that album, Reyes was replaced on bass by Tom Hyatt.
echolyn is a double album by the progressive rock band Echolyn, released in June 2012. It is their seventh full-length studio album. A beautiful collision of sound. This is a double album leaving you with a yearning to listen again and again.
"The End is Beautiful" - released on August 23, 2005 - an urban, angular, rock masterpiece featuring echolyn's trademark vocal and instrumental interplay. "The End is Beautiful" has sometimes a broody jazzy atmosphere. But as a contrast there are also some King Crimson guitar parts.
The American masters of prog are back with a new CD and this time we get a one-track album, almost 50 minutes long. For those who missed the prog elements on their previous CD “Cowboy Poems Free”, on “Mei” these elements are back. Actually the new album can be described as a mix between “Suffocating The Bloom” and “Cowboy Poems Free”.
Echolyn is one of those bands that takes their many influences (Gentle Giant, Dixie Dregs, Yes, Genesis, and Allan Holdsworth to name a few) and rolls them into a sound all their own. Their influences notwithstanding, Echolyn’s trademark is their very sophisticated vocal harmonies, which range from melodious parallel parts to Gentle-Giant-style complexities. The instrumentation is usually rocking, but with a careful attention to arrangement and virtuoso playing. Songs frequently employ a wide dynamic range, with quiet acoustic and vocal parts giving way to high-energy electric arrangements.
This is the fifth studio album from American band Echolyn. Anyone who has their stunning 1995 album ‘As The World’ will need no introduction to the band – and will probably already have this new opus, their first for four years. Progressive Rock at its finest. Excellent lyrics and music depicting the first half of 20th century Americana.
As the World comes off much stronger than Echolyn's first few releases, with an instrumental barrage that is full and flourished, sounding more dynamic than 1991's Echolyn and 92's Suffocating the Bloom. With As the World, Echolyn's progressive tendencies take root in the quick-changing rhythms and in the musical momentum altogether, much like Yes's structure but without the intricate string work…
Henry Fool can be described as a psychedelic version of Porcupine Tree or Echolyn. Two tracks are actually mixed by Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree so there the connection is made. Also Tim Bowness, vocalist and guitar player on this album, is the vocalist of No-man in which he works together with Steve Wilson.