I long for the land that is not,
for all that is, I am weary of wanting.
This quote expresses an intense desire for a world beyond the here and now, a world of unlimited freedom without definitions or categories, where intuition is the only guideline.
This is exactly what the music of LYRIC ECHOES, the solo-project of Daniel Strässler, is about! There were countless bands and projects of totally different styles he worked with. From space-rock to klezmer or even Hungarian traditional music to experimental electronic music – they all had a great influence on his guitar playing, but dominantly was his enthusiasm for classic music.
The instrumental music of LYRIC ECHOES transcends any borders of musical genres. Elements of opposite musical styles are organically connected. Delicate harmonical arrangements are bursting into violent and obscure soundscapes. The listener will be seduced even hypnotised and carried away on an exciting journey into the fantastic world of LYRIC ECHOES – a world you never want to leave again!
Music from LYRIC ECHOES has already been used in various documentaries and the album
„Beautiful Things Don’t Ask For Attention“ containing 13 songs, among them a composition with the prominent trumpet player, Nils Petter Molvær, will be soon released on the international label Unit Records. Further releases and live performances are planned - We can get excited about what is coming next!
«The Music of LYRIC ECHOES has a lot of space and gives proof of a truly tasteful timing and a very nice approach to the melodic lines – beautiful and inspiring, I really like it!»
Nils Petter Molvaer