When creativity meets originality you have some damn good music. But that is a rare occurrence. So it is particularly pleasing to see it incarnate. And that is in the form of U.K. duo San Eco. Formed by the merging of Morris Cowan and Tom Edney, San Eco is the end result of two unique minds verging on musical brilliance.
And today we talk to one-half of that melting pot with Tom. And we get the origin story and creative process explained as well as a glimpse into the future of all that is San Eco.
About San Eco
San Eco combine the unique approach of two musicians, one with a footing in innovative electronica, the other in bombastic indie pop. Five years in the making, their debut album ‘San Eco’ finds them drawing influences from Fela Kuti to Slint, Nathan Fake to R.E.M, into a delicate and emotive electronic alt rock treat.
Morris Cowan (Adam Taylor) cut his teeth in the electronic music scene in the mid-noughties, and since then has released for Nottingham based Wigflex imprint and German label Zaubernuss. He has built up notable admirers, having had his tracks championed by Mary Ann Hobbs and Tom Ravenscroft on their BBC Radio 6 Music shows.
Tom Edney’s brand of alternative indie songwriting has also earned him a considerable following. Never shying away from ambition, his alternative rock music has him drawing inspiration from varied subjects like Victorian Gothic Monasteries on Manchester housing estates to his Lynchian inspired dreams. His efforts such as ‘Hands On’ and ‘The Manchester Underground EP’ have earnt him plays on many stations around the world, including BBC Radio 6 Music.
It was during the recording of Cowan’s ‘Six Degrees’ and Edney’s ‘The Manchester Underground EP’, that the two actually became aware of each other’s music – listening in through a wall between neighboring studios. Cowan tabled an offer of a session, and five years of creativity and hard work later, they are finally ready to release their debut album ‘San Eco’, on Manchester multimedia label ‘Beatphreak.’
Expect a journey that encapsulates Edney’s catchy pop hook floating amidst Cowan’s ethereal soundscape production. Watch out for some limited vinyl 7’s and limited availability remixes of the first two singles San Eco & Pretty Curtains which will be available soon.
Live dates to be announced in November.
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