Echopark is the new project from London-based Italian musician Antonio Elia Forte. Born in a tiny rented-room in Whitechapel, the record ‘Treesʼ was recorded almost entirely there with just a handful of microphones.
For Antonio it is something that fights to be imperfect. It's a work full of errors, raw sounds and millions of voices overlapping, given birth during days off and weekends. The goal was to capture and freeze the moment when a song comes to light, the emotions that fill the air at that precise instant.
Antonio’s hometown is Lecce, Italy’s equivalent of LA’s Echo Park. Known as the “California of Italy” Lecce, is located in the south of the country, a paradise where it is always warm & home to an ardent underground movement of bands, skaters & surfers.
Antonio’s first contact with music came aged five. While his father was out working, he’d steal his guitar and play. From thirteen onwards Antonio has gigged, all over Italy and elsewhere. The stage is where he feels most strong, most confident. Echopark will make the transition from bedroom to concert venue this spring; with a full band assembled.
'Brother' is the second video from 'Trees' following on from 'Teleportation' (available to download for free from soundcloud.com/enclaves). 'Trees' is released worldwide on 16th April as a digital download/CD.
(To purchase the CD edition in Italy please visit wwnbb.net).
Audio Engineer: Stefano Manca sudestudio.com
Production Manager: Marco Calabrese
Director: Giorgio Giannoccaro
Editing and Color Correction: Stefano Tramacere vimeo.com/18gradiest
Camera Operators: Atraz & Emilia, Screech
Band Members: Daniele Moreno De Matteis, Matilde Davoli, Andrea Rizzo
Thanks to: Ale, Marta, Claudia T, Claudia Z, Marcello, Mario, Ivan, Barbara, Lucia, Matteo, Francesco C, Lucio, Peppino, Miglietta, Betty, Francesco D, Silvia.