Agalloch - Faustian Echoes [EP]



8.3 | 211 votes |
Release date: 26 June 2012
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Neofolk

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176 have it
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01. Faustian Echoes

Line-up
John Haughm - guitars, vocals
Don Anderson - guitars, piano, vocals
Aesop Dekker - drums
Jason William Walton - bass

Additional info
"Faustian Echoes" is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's epic masterpiece Faust. Reaching over twenty minutes, "Faustian Echoes" is the longest song Agalloch have ever written.

Recorded mostly live at Portland's Jackpot Studio by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis) and mixed by Anderson and later mastered by Justin Weis (Ludicra, Hammers Of Misfortune, Worm Ouroboros) at Trakworx.

MLP version have an etching of Delacroix's "Mephistopheles flying over Wittenberg" lithograph on Side B.

Available for listening here.

Guest review by
Marcus
Rating:
7.5
Here's a little game I like to play: guess what genre the next Agalloch EP will be? From the blasting lo-fi of From Which This Oak to the strange semi-electronic remixes on The Grey to the acoustic laden, Wicker Man-themed The White, Agalloch has managed a wide spectrum on their music palette, which makes this guessing game downright impossible. One thing's for sure, the EPs are never similar in genre to the preceding album, right?

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published 09.10.2012 | Comments (13)

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31.03.2012 - 01:25
Rating: 9
The Voyager
The Table
Best news of the year so far.
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31.03.2012 - 01:27
Kenos
Account deleted
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31.03.2012 - 01:29
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
This is going to be good!
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forever bummed out
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31.03.2012 - 02:25
Rating: 9
pyrz
Hopefully this won't be limited to 146 hand-numbered copies in oaken veneer sleeves.
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31.03.2012 - 02:51
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by pyrz on 31.03.2012 at 02:25

Hopefully this will be limited to 146 hand-numbered copies in oaken veneer sleeves.

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31.03.2012 - 03:33
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Gimme dis plz.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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31.03.2012 - 03:44
strade
I'm gonna need a new set of clothes.
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My lo-fi synth project: http://luciddreamer.bandcamp.com
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31.03.2012 - 03:44
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 31.03.2012 at 03:33

Gimme dis plz.

me 2 kthxbai
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31.03.2012 - 05:53
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
This is good news
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31.03.2012 - 06:17
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Agalloch, Agalloch.
Give it to me, give it to me.
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31.03.2012 - 06:38
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
If it's anything like The White, sign me up. As long as they move away from The Marrow... I'll be a happy camper.
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31.03.2012 - 07:04
Rating: 9
The Voyager
The Table
Written by Marcus on 31.03.2012 at 06:38

If it's anything like The White, sign me up. As long as they move away from The Marrow... I'll be a happy camper.

I really would not bet on something similar to The White here. No one knows as of now, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
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31.03.2012 - 07:10
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Marcus on 31.03.2012 at 06:38

If it's anything like The White, sign me up. As long as they move away from The Marrow... I'll be a happy camper.


Based on the photos of the recording uploaded to facebook, they are using electric instruments and drums for this EP.
Yet, it seems they are hitting the deer skull again, so probably the track will have some acoustic bits. Or drony if they do it ala Marrow.
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31.03.2012 - 07:35
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Written by The Voyager on 31.03.2012 at 07:04

I really would not bet on something similar to The White here. No one knows as of now, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.


Written by Unhealer on 31.03.2012 at 07:10

Based on the photos of the recording uploaded to facebook, they are using electric instruments and drums for this EP.
Yet, it seems they are hitting the deer skull again, so probably the track will have some acoustic bits. Or drony if they do it ala Marrow.


Considering most of their Eps have been on the lighter side I'm going to keep my fingers crossed, but I hate getting my hopes up only to have them crushed; I'm just gonna keep my mouth shut til it drops:-X
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31.03.2012 - 08:38
Rating: 9
Apatheria
Oh FUCK yes.
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Heavy metal is the law.
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31.03.2012 - 18:35
Czerny Reiter
I, for one, hope they deepen the trail they followed on Marrow of the Spirit. Heavy or mellow, I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking in terms of style, just pure quality.
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31.03.2012 - 20:19
Rating: 8
Oaken
Hipster
Nice. Anticipating.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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31.03.2012 - 23:43
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Marcus on 31.03.2012 at 06:38
If it's anything like The White, sign me up. As long as they move away from The Marrow... I'll be a happy camper.

Agreed on both parts. The White was absolutely mesmerizing while The Marrow was fairly bland.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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01.04.2012 - 01:25
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Another fucking EP, I mean seriously? Come on, some major label sign these guys so they have the funds to make an album!
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01.04.2012 - 01:31
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.04.2012 at 01:25
Another fucking EP, I mean seriously? Come on, some major label sign these guys so they have the funds to make an album!

They're signed to Profound Lore so it's not like they don't have the financial means, but Agalloch have always released a few EPs in between full-length releases. Usually the EPs signify a style change and offer different material from the band's full-lengths.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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01.04.2012 - 01:42
Rating: 7
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.04.2012 at 01:31

Written by tea[m]ster on 01.04.2012 at 01:25
Another fucking EP, I mean seriously? Come on, some major label sign these guys so they have the funds to make an album!

They're signed to Profound Lore so it's not like they don't have the financial means, but Agalloch have always released a few EPs in between full-length releases. Usually the EPs signify a style change and offer different material from the band's full-lengths.


I know Troy but it just pisses me off. The band is sooo good and I am sooo selfish that I want a 110 minute long, two-cd album from them
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01.04.2012 - 03:28
lugardo
Me gusta!!!!!!!!!!! Muucho!
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01.04.2012 - 05:03
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
Fuck.yes.
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01.04.2012 - 05:03
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
Fuck.yes.
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01.04.2012 - 05:03
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
Fuck.yes.
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01.04.2012 - 05:03
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
Fuck.yes.
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01.04.2012 - 05:04
Nosurper
Stinky Lips
I noticed my cpu repeated my comment four times. I'm going to leave it.
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01.04.2012 - 08:37
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.04.2012 at 01:42

I want a 110 minute long, two-cd album from them


Oh... may the gods answer your pleas, boy.
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01.04.2012 - 18:08
J. N.
Written by Nosurper on 01.04.2012 at 05:04
I noticed my cpu repeated my comment four times. I'm going to leave it.

When it comes to Agalloch, it's nothing to worry about. Every positive comment about the band should be at least posted four times.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus: Act 4, Scene 2 (1593)
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01.04.2012 - 22:24
pace96
Hell yea..! can't wait!
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