"Echo the Moon, the band's sophomore effort, finds a grace and poise in its electronic songs that's worlds more sophisticated than the glut of new-generation electronic rockers who were introduced to the notion of digital music by Aphex Twin and The Prodigy...Impossible Recording Machine pursue the long-lost art of delicate, gimmick-free electronic songwriting...Echo the Moon juggles ambience and pop hooks with a decidedly crisp take on electro-pop." - Aversion.com
"This songwriting duo brings a multi-faceted dimension to their Echo The Moon, going from a smoky, Quaalude induced slumber on Deceleration, that's subtly etched with a Pink Floyd guitar solo, to a collage of Radiohead strings and apocalyptic drums from the jungle on Body in Negative. The way they craft a balance with every element is their strongest talent, how they can use that whaling guitar as a backdrop to add a bit of "bite" to the song without making you run to hit the off button." - Kaffeine Buzz
Impossible Recording Machine's Matt Walker (Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Filter) and Jim Dinou (EXO), have released "Echo The Moon," an album of epic, ambient-pop songs that showcase their strengths as songwriters and musicians.
As fans of melodic pop as well as noise, ambient and experimental music, Walker and Dinou set out to create an album that captured the depth and mood they had envisioned for their second release. If "Axioms" was a sampling of disparate moods and textures, they intended "Echo The Moon" to be a more singular vision, following the course of an emotive theme from beginning to end. The result is an album that is alternately beautiful and eerie, gentle and razor sharp. "Echo The Moon" is an explorative soundscape encompassing electric, acoustic, melodic, dissonant, disciplined and spontaneous musical worlds.
IRM recorded "Echo the Moon" at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. There they were introduced to the world of analog, exploring space echoes, vintage reverbs and compressors, and a 2-inch tape machine with the creative influence of Smart's Sean O'Keefe. Joining them in the studio were Walker's brother Solomon Snyder (Year of the Rabbit), bass; Scott Bennett (Brian Wilson, Flaming Lips), guitar; Jonny Polonsky, guitar; Arch Alcantara, guitar; and Alan Berliant, bass.
Matt Walker & Jim Dinou on Echo The Moon:
"We feel that this is our first true 'record,' the one that we always wanted to make, the one we dreamed about in high school, the one on which we would not compromise. It took about 2 years to complete. The songs, like us, have been through a series of evolutions, but at long last the second Impossible Recording Machine record has been completed. Listen to it in your car. Volume cranked."
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2. The Darkest Sun
5. Like Air
6. Body In Negative
8. Echo The Moon