Inland Empire (2023)
Exploring Echo Us' deep & ethereal past uncovers an Inland Empire...
Inland Empire, Echo Us' seventh full-length studio album might be seen as an epilogue to the original Echo Us trilogy (2009-2014). The music compiles almost everything that didn't fit onto the Echo Us trilogy - The Tide Decides (2009), Tomorrow Will Tell The Story (2012), and II:XII, A Priori Memoriae (2014).
Inland Empire was completed at the same time as A Priori Memoriae, but is a closer cousin to the award-winning Tomorrow Will Tell The Story - deep, ambient, and consciousness-shifting. As years passed and other releases came, the album was kept as an archival work except for one track (It’s Time For Winter) which saw limited release as a single in fall 2016.
Unlike many archival works Inland Empire will be very new to Echo Us and Ethan Matthews fans, and appears in 2023 exactly how it sounded in 2013 - down to the use of the original mix and masters.