EKKOES prepare to release their new album “Stasiland”!
Following hot on the heels of last year’s superb album “Kinetik“, UK electro-pop group EKKOES have just completed their new project and are releasing the first taster of it today with the single “Utopia”. The album is called “Stasiland” and here the band explain what it’s all about and how it came about: “It’s something a little different. About 2 years ago we read an amazing book called Stasiland by Anna Funder about the people who suffered under the Stasi regime in East Berlin, and East Germany, in the Cold War. The stories contained within were so inspiring that we decided to make an album based on them, using excerpts from the book itself. After receiving the kind permission of the author, we have done just that”.
EKKOES will release each of the main eight songs on the album week-by-week, in order, beginning today with the opening track “Utopia”. Each song will be accompanied by a piece of writing to delve deeper into the story. The final track, and thus the album, will be released on 20th December – the CD is available to pre-order now, and will be despatched the week before, in case of any Christmas orders! click here to pre-order “Stasiland”. The band hope you come with them on the journey and find the album as inspirational as they found the book… Welcome back guys!