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by Cadeu

Echoic I 03:27
Echoic II 02:07
Echoic III 02:40
Echoic IV 02:54
Echoic V 01:51
Echoic VI 02:29
Echoic VII 01:41
Echoic VIII 02:48
Echoic IX 02:41
Echoic X 02:45
Echoic XI 02:58
Echoic XII 02:31


Minute variations and subtle shifts in their consistency and periodicity tend to lead to dramatic changes on a larger scale. However, it’s their subtlety and fine distinction that keep them unobserved immediately, but only when tremendous impact has been done. Everyone contributes to that impact by seemingly insignificant actions, bit by bit, day by day.

'Echoic' exploits repetitiveness and multiplication of sounds to illustrate those tiny, yet crucial alterations accumulating till the point when a picture doesn’t look as it used to, when meanings are distorted and displaced and things are far beyond control. Delay and echo effects were used as the primary tools for production.

Another concern raised by this album is the overall change of the acoustic environment. From the early days of radio and phonographs through the era of technological progress humanity has been surrounding itself with a variety of sounds, ending up in a world filled with the vast amount of voices. 'Echoic VIII' is a take on 'viralness' of a day with all its cascading tweets, scattering chirps and numerous clicks, while the closing track 'Echoic XII' depicts multiple devices sustaining a conversation without a human being involved. This communicative mutation has also been evolving gradually and insensibly over decades. 

Initially built on tiny details, shifts and slight alterations, 'Echoic' is focused on irreversibility and consequences.

Cadeu is Konstantin Kazhev, a Russian electronic musician, producer and remixer. 'Echoic' is his second album on this label. Please also check his previous album 'O'.


Review by KN in Yeah I Know It Sucks:
I had shivers going down my spine when opening this Cadeu from the illustrious Esc.rec. label run by Harco Rutgers. A while ago the good man had given me this Cadeu and I was content enough to pass it onto all of you lucky readers. This Cadeu made me into that character from Lord of the Rings, keeping it close to my ears while whispering ‘My Precious’ to it. It’s no wonder that it took a while to realize that this is a Cadeu not just for one single selfish person (me), it had just totally occupied me. It’s an eclectic Cadeu, one that if Oprah had placed it underneath the chairs of her studio audience would have affected them a great deal. Every bit of this Cadeu has been one that is like a magician’s hat but instead of rabbits and birds coming out, bizarre yet entertaining happenings are up for grabs.

You wouldn’t know what to expect, from a swarm of buzzy bees, to electric massage sonar sounds blubbering up your bubble butt; every bit of this Cadeu seems to be of the adventurous kind, in fact you might even find the sound of snoring sleeping machines that vibrate their elastics to reenact the audio similar of purring cats. It’s hard to say concretely what a person gets when opening this pleasurable present of Cadeu, as half is directed and produced & the other half is up to what your own imagination will make out of it. But it’s definitely not a case of a tale of ‘The Emperors Cloths’ as the fabrics of dreams are defined and there for all to see and (mostly!) hear!

From a shaking stereophonic moment that will warm you up as if your mind is a tin can that is being wiggled in a dryer, to a more abstract scene in which we slowly but surely get a free holiday by being abducted by a gentle audio alien. When out of the blue the Cadeu will bring you a male voice that transforms into a DMT affected psychedelic audio experience, you might really feel enchanted and entranced by this present among presents in the Esc.rec. catalog. There is simply no more excuse or reason to do out of the mind drug travels as Cadeu is filled with ‘experiences’ that you can trip on without negatively affecting your health. Even the sound of teaspoons might simply be enhanced by Cadeu into something undefined and next level. This is the work of an audio wizard that feels like magic to the open minded that loves to hike in audio unrealities.

Cadeu will bring you the experimental bouncing ball sound experiments from the nineties and brings them beyond wildest dreams & expectations, delivering you an album that entertains with simplicity and complexity at the same time. Get your own shivers-down-your-spine-worth-of-material by downloading this release.


released February 19, 2018

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