Diario

  • Echovalve - helloagaingoodbye

    Mar 28 2008, 17:09 di ripplemusic

    Sometimes, you've just got to go through hell and back to find out who you are.

    The legend of the phoenix, while perhaps one of the most overused analogies in rock circles, is actually a truly powerful story. This mythical bird lives for 500 years, then as it prepares to die, it builds its own funeral pyre, is consumed by the flames, then rises anew from the ashes. This legend has become the epitome of describing the human ability to overcome hardship, to resurrect oneself in the face of adversity. To not only survive, but to thrive through near-death and emerge stronger on the other side.

    All of which brings us to Echovalve.

    Now, normally I wouldn't even mention aspects of a band's background in a review; what we really care about is what music they're capable of making now, not in the past. But with this raging four-piece from Atlanta, you gotta see where they came from in order to put the current moment in perspective. Not every band's history includes homelessness…
  • Best New CD's - Echovalve - helloagaingoodbye

    Mar 28 2008, 16:48 di ripplemusic

    Sometimes, you've just got to go through hell and back to find out who you are.

    The legend of the phoenix, while perhaps one of the most overused analogies in rock circles, is actually a truly powerful story. This mythical bird lives for 500 years, then as it prepares to die, it builds its own funeral pyre, is consumed by the flames, then rises anew from the ashes. This legend has become the epitome of describing the human ability to overcome hardship, to resurrect oneself in the face of adversity. To not only survive, but to thrive through near-death and emerge stronger on the other side.

    All of which brings us to Echovalve.

    Now, normally I wouldn't even mention aspects of a band's background in a review; what we really care about is what music they're capable of making now, not in the past. But with this raging four-piece from Atlanta, you gotta see where they came from in order to put the current moment in perspective. Not every band's history includes homelessness…