Inner Circle

by Empyrean Atlas

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    releases 02 December 2014

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1.
Sycamore
2.
Cynthia
3.
Girdwood
4.
Looking Both Ways
5.
Coming Home
6.
Inner Circle

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(Album Story)

Inner Circle is the 2nd album by Empyrean Atlas. It is a euphoric wall of sound, a beautiful, joyful, new kind of music. Polyrhythms interact with ambient musical landscapes and textures. Intense counterpoint emerges from interlocking guitar parts - an engaging and accessible complexity.

(Song Story)

Sycamore was written mostly in hotel rooms, while on tour in Mexico City and Amsterdam, and follows a great Empyrean Atlas tradition of naming songs after impressive trees. Cynthia is a love song. It makes use of a lovely Fender Santa Maria 12-string acoustic guitar that just happened to be at the studio. Sometimes you get lucky. Girdwood is an ode to walking around the forest all night, playing and hearing music, discovering secret saunas, and staring at incredibly beautiful mountains. Looking Both Ways is exactly that. So is Coming Home. And Inner Circle is the first true Empyrean Atlas song, written all the way back in 2009. All other music was written in 2012-13.

(Back Story)

The musicians in Brooklyn-based Empyrean Atlas have been playing together in various musical situations since about 2004. EA was officially formed in 2011 and the first record was released in 2013. TimeOut NY says "writing for this new outfit combines Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer - a bright, infectious mix", while Lucid Culture describes the music as "alternately hypnotic and kinetic."

Empyrean Atlas is:

David Crowell
Andrew Smiley
Ryan Ferreira
Greg Chudzik
Jason Nazary

extended family:

Grey Mcmurray

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releases 02 December 2014

Produced by Grey Mcmurray w/ David Crowell & Ryan Ferreira
Engineered by Bryce Goggin
Mixed by Ryan Ferreira at the Key Room
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering
All music written by David Crowell

Artwork by Fay Ku
Design by C J Rosenthal

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Members of Empyrean Atlas have performed and/or recorded with the Philip Glass Ensemble, The National, Bear in Heaven, Steve Reich, Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness, Steve Coleman, Tim Berne, Briars of North America, William Brittelle, Olga Bell, Lia Ices, Little Women and many others. ... more

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