Creating progressive-post-#addyourgenre music since 2012. Made in Russia.
Progressive rock band from Tula, Russia. Originally Echoes and Signals started by Fedor Kivokurtsev and Alexey Zaytsev as an instrumental project drawing inspiration from progressive rock and post/math rock genres. After releasing 2 conceptual EPs "Comma" and "Ouroboros" (featuring Vladimir Pozdyshev on drums) their first long play album called "V" (reference to the five acceptance stages) has been released in 2014. The album featured the first appearance of vocals and signified the migration from pure instrumental territories. Later the band released a couple of singles with guest vocalists. By that time the band worked with Yaroslav Egorov as a drummer.
The second LP "Monodrama" was released in 2017. Album title and concept were referring to psychotherapy method. Musically "Monodrama" was featuring instrumental progressive rock combined with guest vocals by Mariana Semkina in the song Lead Astray.
At the end of 2020 the third long play album "Mercurial" was announced. It will be the first album that will feature vocals in its every song and also Leo Margarit from Pain of Salvation as a guest drummer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN0VkCGSILE; In Transition (Official Lyrics Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RME2_0ZLLtg; Darkness (Official Lyrics Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke0hKQU-gAY; Veins (Acoustic Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiFECD0WzGk; Saltwater (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teOOeIxR_1U; New album recording sessions #1(feat. Leo Margarit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQorS_6mD70; Over the Lethe + Dead End (Official Live)
Many bands try to wear the "progressive music" moniker; perhaps they believe it will make them sound smarter or attract a more diverse audience. Echoes and Signals wear it because that is truly what they are--a progressive rock band--not afraid to step outside the paradigm and experiment a little. I believe Robert Fripp would be proud.
Echoes and Signals are WAY more than post rock or post metal. They have much more in common with progressive rock throughout "V," with the title track (one of the interludes) being a prime example. This is an album that will appeal to fans of bands like Russian Circles or the aforementioned Long Distance Calling and even old school progheads who love the danger of King Crimson. Don't let this release go unheard!
Echoes and Signals produced something impressive with 'V' and, to my ears, they have just raised the bar again. With a new found confidence and maturity to their music, there are no boundaries to where they can go and I for one will watch their journey with interest. 'Monodrama' is another great musical export from Russia and it is one that everyone should be listening to.