Julie Slick: from two balconies by echotest


Julie Slick:
Marco Machera and I are proudly presenting a new EchoTest album, exploring new heights in our collaboration with our third release: "From Two Balconies". Displaying an even higher production value, a new member (drummer Alessandro Inolti), many more guests (Pat Mastelotto, Tim Motzer, Ali Wadsworth, Ian Gray, Greg Rosen, and Sarah Anderson), the record is a departure from the heavily instrumental and bass-dominated "Fourth Dementia" (2014) and "Le Fil Rouge" (2015). The tracks chronicle a contemporary tragedy, the resulting resonance of characters trapped in a tempestuous tormented limbo. It features lead vocals on 7 out of 10 tracks—Marco takes this role on a few songs, but he also shares this job with Mike Visser (Imaginary Tricks) and Claire Wadsworth. "From Two Balconies" is a modern-sounding, yet classic record that defies genres, showcasing music that is truly progressive in nature. Featuring artwork by the legendary Derek Riggs.

from two balconies

1. supercell 06:42
2. rack+ruin 03:26
3. the mystical connected us 04:29
4. confirmation bias 04:32
5. beats in the brain 04:53
6. the plight 07:30
7. sense of urgency 06:16
8. pity 03:35
9. radio sayonara 03:52
10. reflect/reflex 11:36

released February 6, 2017
echotest are:
julie slick—bass VI, drum programs
marco machera—bass V, vocals
alessandro inolti—drums
tim motzer—guitar (tracks 1, 3, 5, 10)
ian gray—trombone (track 1, 6)
greg rosen—trumpet (track 1, 6)
zach lopresti—guitar (track 1)
mike visser—vocals (tracks 1, 2, 6), guitar (track 8)
ali wadsworth—vocals (tracks 3, 6, 8, 10)
pat mastelotto—drums (track 3, 5)
sarah "flossy" anderson—violin (track 6)
claire wadsworth—vocals, piano (track 8)
gary slick—vocals (track 9)
produced by echotest and mixed by todd mecaughey at cambridge sound studios in philadelphia
mastered by andrea pellegrini in italy
design by drekko

shredding bass Adrian Belew Power Trio's "e" while Ben paints.