Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio, Crimson ProjeKct) and Marco Machera are proudly presenting a new EchoTest album, exploring new heights in this bassist collaboration with their third release: "From Two Balconies." Displaying an even
higher production value, a new member (drummer Alessandro Inolti), many more guests (Pat Mastelotto, Tim Motzer, Ali Wadsworth, Ian Gray, Greg Rosen, and Sarah Anderson), the record is a departure from the heavily instrumental and
bass-dominated "Fourth Dementia" (2014) and "Le Fil Rouge" (2015). It features lead vocals on 7 out of 10 tracks—Marco takes this role on a few songs, but he also shares this job with Mike Visser (Imaginary Tricks) and Claire Wadsworth.
The result is a modern-sounding, yet classic record that defies genres, showcasing music that is truly progressive in nature. Featuring artwork by the legendary Derek Riggs.
"From Two Balconies chronicles a contemporary tragedy, the resulting resonance of characters in a tempestuous tormented limbo."—Julie Slick
"This is not what you would expect from EchoTest after an album like Le Fil Rouge. There's obviously a common thread in all of our music - but we naturally set new goals and redefine ourselves with every new effort."—Marco Machera
The Humans Being is the combination of Tom Duda and Brandon O'Grady, two local artists from Nashua, N.H. Smoothly blending their solo music adventures into a versatile collection infusing Rock with Punk, Reggae, Blues and steeping it all in a juicy Funk. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Pink Floyd, Lotus, Dispatch, Twiddle, Bob Marley, and Led Zeppelin, The Humans Being is excited to start spread their roots into the New England area.