Time to Echolocate

by The Ebb and Flow

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FROM THE ARCHIVES:
Review
...’70s-influenced stoner guitar rock peppered with psychedelic Farfisa, jaunty synth pop, lo-fi indie morass, and vibes-and-trumpet-driven twee pop. -- Boston Phoenix

From the first notes of Time to Echolocate, you can tell there’s something special happening on this eight track album. -- Girlfriends Magazine, A+

It's an impressive debut full of interesting textures with darkish melodic hooks... -- Bob Doran, North COast Journal

Mathematically precise and rich in melody and texture, 'Time to Echolocate' is on the short list of 2005’s must haves. -- J-Sin, Smother.net

From the Artist
The trio, comprised of Sara Cassetti (drums), Sam Tsitrin (guitar, bass and voice), and Roshy Kheshti (moogs, farfisa, melodica, vibes, and voice) combine tagteam, sinister vocals with mathematic yet melodious hooks to create a sound that is both groovy and challenging to the ear, uniting kraut-rock, 70's prog, soul, postrock, jazz and synth-pop. The eclectic nature of the music is reflected in the eclectic make-up of the band.

About the Artist
Though retrofit and stabilized on the surface, San Francisco churns and shifts on rivers of lava underneath. The Ebb & Flow bring the tense balance of these tectonic shifts to the surface through an aural montage that unites kraut-rock, 70’s progressive, soul, post-rock, jazz and synth-pop. They channel the sounds of the future through the organic, analog instruments of the past. If Sun Ra, Wendy Carlos, Nico, Neil Young, & Faust had one musical offspring, it would be called The Ebb & Flow.

Roshy’s arsenal of Moog synthesizers and Farfisa organ chirp and swell alongside Sam’s cubist telecaster hooks and dissonant harmonies. Sara’s ’68 Slingerland jazz kit marches with the deep groove of the Farfisa pedals creating the solid foundation for the Ebb & Flow’s songs. Lyricists Roshy and Sam take turns at the mic bringing a level of stylistic variation to the repertoire. The sound is like three records being played at once, perfectly in phase, in symbiotic meter and timbre, but each with their own logic and intent. The result is organic, dynamic, polyphonic bliss.

The band has earned a name for itself in San Francisco, playing with bands such as Call and Response, Electrelane, Gogol Bordello, Firewater, The Radar Brothers, Rogue Wave, Citizens Here and Abroad, and at the Fillmore Lounge with Stereolab and Modest Mouse.

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released January 1, 2005

Sara Cassetti - songs, drums
Roshy Kheshti - songs, keys, voice
Sam Tsitrin - songs, guitar, voice
also appearing:
Ralph Carney - bari sax on Interlude
Jeff Jacobs - trumpet on See You In The Fjords
Brent Arnold - cello on Sonorous

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