Escapade
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Searching For The Elusive Rainbow (1996), 6/10
Inner Translucence (1997), 6/10
Obscured Dialogues (1997), 5/10
Citrus Cloud Cover (1998), 7/10
Due to a Faulty Premonition (1999), 5/10
Remembrance of Things Unknown (2000), 5/10
Rule #3 (2002), 5/10
But Distractions Abound (2007), 5/10
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Escapade, formed in New York in 1996 by drummer Hadley Kahn, guitarist Christian Doscher, bassist Joey Murphy, and keyboardists Paul Hilzinger and John Ortega, is a post-rock ensemble tha plays all-instrumental music straddling the line between kraut-rock, hyper-psychedelia and progressive-rock. The three lengthy acid jams of Searching For The Elusive Rainbow (Mother West, 1996), namely Immersion, Stone Writings Erased and Onward Towards the Leave of Moderation remain perhaps their most spontaneous and exuberant manifesto.

Replacing Christian Doscher with Paul Casanova, Inner Translucence (Mother West, 1997) continued the journey with two epic-length excursions: Destination Somewhere, that weds the magic and tender psychedelia of Pink Floyd with Popol Vuh's mystic intensity, and Colorfields, a concentrate of kraut-rock experimentation.

Obscured Dialogues (Mother West, 1997) contains three bootleg-quality improvisations (Second First at Last, A Succession of Tableaus , Tilt).

Jane Scarpantoni played cello on the monumental Citrus Cloud Cover (Mother West, 1998). Recorded live, the 23-minute Undermine and the 17-minute Overmine displayed a jazzier feeling. A tour of the force within the tour de force, the 30-minute The Sunlight summarizes the influences and the ambitions of the band.

Adding Russell Giffen on bass and shifting Joey Murphy on guitar, Due to a Faulty Premonition (Mother West, 1999) opens new horizons, incorporating elements of ambient music (Sound Trap, Postscript - A Flickering), post-rock (When a Squall Line Beckons), jazz-rock (I See Things, Singe) and even psychedelic funk (Undoubtedly).

Remembrance of Things Unknown (Mother West, 2000) collects unreleased material.

Relying increasingly on drones, Rule #3 (Submergence, 2002) continues the shift towards ambient music (A Symphony Of Sirens, Mysterious Utterances), albeit with original takes on the genre (And Then All Silence Was Crushed).

A Thousand Shades of Grey (Funfundvierzig, 2003) is a split album with Acid Mothers Temple. If Or (Auricle) documents a 45-minute live improvisation of 1996.

Having honed their skills, Escapade did not substantially alter the format on But Distractions Abound (Submergence, 2007): freakout guitar jamming, droning sitar and hypnotic Neu-like rhythms.

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Gli Escapade, formati a New York nel 1996 dal batterista Hadley Kahn, il chitarrista Christian Doscher, il bassista Joey Murphy e i tastieristi Paul Hilzinger e John Ortega, suonano un post-rock strumentale a cavallo tra kraut-rock, hiper-psichedelia e progressive-rock. Le tre lunghe jam acide di Searching For the Elusive Rainbow (Mother West, 1996), Immersion, Stone Writings Erased e Onward Towards the Leave of Mederation, rimangono probabilmente il loro piu' spontaneo ed esuberante manifesto.

Rimpiazzato Christian Doscher con Paul Casanova, Inner Translucence (Mother West, 1997) continua il viaggio con due epiche escursioni: Destination Somewhere, che unisce la delicata e magica psichedelia dei Pink Floyd con l'intensita' mistica dei Popol Vuh, e Colorfields, un concentrato di sperimentazione kraut-rock.

Obscured Dialogues (Mother West, 1997) contiene tre improvvisazioni di scarsa qualita' sonora(Second First at Last, A Succession of Tableaus, Tilt).

Jane Scarpantoni suona il violoncello nel monumentale Citrus Cloud Cover (Mother West, 1998).Registrato dal vivo, i 23 minuti di Undermine e i 17 di Overmine, presentano influenze jazz.Un tour de force nel tour de force, i 30 minuti di The Sunlight mettono in luce le influenze e ambizioni della band.

Con l'arrivo di Russel Giffen al basso e il conseguente passaggio di Joe Murphy alla chitarra, Due to a Faulty Premonition (Mother West, 1999) apre nuovi orizzonti, incorporando elementi di musica ambient(Sound Trap, Postscript - A Flickering), post-rock (When a Sqall Line Beckons), jazz-rock (I See Things, Singe) e anche funk-psichedelico (Undoubtedly).

Remembrance of Things Unknown (Mother West, 2000) e' una raccolta di materiale indedito.

Con un maggiore utilizzo di droni Rule #3 ( Submergence, 2002) continua l'avvicinamento verso la musica ambient (A Symphony Of Sirens , Mysterious Utterances), seppur mantenendo le caratteristiche originali del genere (And Then All Silence Was Crushed).

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