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Introducing Echopark

Maria Turauskis

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Echopark is the exciting new project from Italian musician Antonio Elia Forte. Originally from Lecce in southern Italy, Forte now finds himself based in Whitechapel, East London. As such, Echopark’s music is an interesting fusion of blissfully rich, summery vibes and cooler lo-fi synths; curiously and definitively a creature of both sonic worlds.

Echopark’s dreamy lo-fi electronica is now really starting to make waves in the indie music press, with The Line of Best Fit and Under the Radar recently heralding the solo artist’s debut track Teleportation. This upbeat, balmy track features quirky synths and a wash of rich, heavily layered vocals so vivid they might hopefully herald some much needed hints of spring to our shores. This lead track, along with Echopark’s forthcoming debut album has been created entirely in stolen moments on days or weekends off in a tiny room with just a handful of microphones, making the experience that extra bit more romantic for the informed listener.

Teleportation is available for free download now, and the debut album Trees is out on Enclaves on the 15th April on physical release and to download. Echopark will soon also be making the transition from bedroom to live venue. The artist’s debut UK show is scheduled for The Monarch in Camden on 17th April, and is set to include a full band.

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