The Windsong Spires (2021)
The Windsong Spires brings Echo Us’ musical journey back to earth’s atmosphere: weaving ethereal, classical voice with its trademark ambient sound waves. The titles of the two and three part suites form a continuous musical story, and act as an interpretive metaphor for the listener.
If You Can Imagine brings back the classic male/female vocal duet arrangements central to the project’s more recent years, while I’ll Wave You In harkens back to the anthemic synth-driven melancholy of the Echo Us debut (2005).
Joining Ethan Matthews is drummer/percussionist Andrew Greene, who played drums on 2009’s The Tide Decides and has performed with many Pacific Northwest bands both live and studio. For the first time since 2014, female vocals take center stage, as Echo Us is joined by Charlotte Engler, a classical vocalist who frequently performs with choral ensembles Cantores in Ecclesia and Cappella Romana.