Double Echo

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Double Echo began in 2012 as a studio collaboration between producers Chris Luna (San Diego, California) Ash Lerczak (Liverpool, UK) that set out to re-mystify the forgotten practices of post-punk and primitive soundtrack electronica in the guise of a lost band from 1982 whose demo tape 4AD never got around to listening to. Their first release, the “Black Morning” EP, invited listeners to “dream of another world” of floating Casio keyboards and Sad Lovers And Giants guitars, demonstrating that their commitment to eighties authenticity went deeper than merely an aesthetic gimmick and found Double Echo a cult following on Bandcamp.

The following year in Liverpool – Double Echo played their first show as a live band. Determined not to go out as a “laptop act”, Chris and Ash performed alongside a dying, time-code striped tape machine and TR626, while smoke, weird projections and an extremely loud amplifier created a suitably immersive atmosphere. The show convinced local label EDILS to release the “Phantomime” album on CD and cassette, which was shortly followed by a compilation of Double Echo’s online output by Ritual Tapes in the US.

A second album, “La Danza” featuring new member Ellon Souter on lead vocals and a strong emphasis on cold synths, was released in 2015 on CD by Gothic Music (Finland) and on vinyl by Peter Out Records (Sweden) leading to their first European dates – a tour of darkwave clubs in Italy. Since then Double Echo have retreated into their home studios to work on a series of follow up albums (the first of which nears completion at time of writing) pausing briefly in 2016 to self-release the “Ancient Youth” EP and to perform at Return To The Batcave festival in Poland.
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Albums

Double Echo - Phantomime album art Double Echo Phantomime (Album) Edils Recordings UK 2013 Sell This Version
Double Echo - La Danza album art Double Echo La Danza (Album) Gothic Music Records Finland 2015 Sell This Version
Double Echo - Period Rooms  album art Double Echo Period Rooms (Album) Gothic Music Records Finland 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Double Echo - Black Morning  album art Double Echo Black Morning (EP) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) UK 2012
Double Echo - Darkroom ​/ Plain Sight album art Double Echo Darkroom ​/ Plain Sight (Single) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) 2013
Double Echo - Life Inside / Rupture / Sylvia album art Double Echo Life Inside / Rupture / Sylvia (EP) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) 2014
Double Echo - Ancient Youth album art Double Echo Ancient Youth (EP) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Double Echo - Double Echo album art Double Echo Double Echo(Cass, Comp, blu) Ritual Tapes none US 2014 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Double Echo - Darkroom album art Double Echo Darkroom(File, MP3, 253) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) none 2012
none Double Echo - Plain Sight  album art Double Echo Plain Sight (File, MP3, 211) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) none 2013
Double Echo - The La Danza Outtakes album art Double Echo The La Danza Outtakes Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) 2015
none Double Echo - Felix & Tantrum album art Double Echo Felix & Tantrum(2xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Double Echo Self-released) none UK 2019

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