Eckhardt And The House is uptempo and danceable indie music with elements from pop to avant-garde to disco-funk, all twisted up into a signature sound with wild experimentation and disregard for the norm.
With new single We're All Wood the band has taken a bit of an unusual route with a slower approach, to create a sweeping, conjuring and cinematic groove that unfolds into a slow ritual dance.
As Eckhardt and The House himself describes it:
"The lyrics are inspired by the tale of Moby Dick: the image of the whaling ship Pequod at sea, with captain Ahab waiting for revenge on the white sperm whale. Even though he knows it probably is going to end badly.
Musically it is a kind of gospel hymn on minimal soul that is based on a sturdy double bass (similar to 90s alternative band Soul Coughing), bare jungle percussion with plate reverb (not unlike French singer Brigitte Fontaine's single 'Comme à la Radio') adjoined with Brian Eno and David Byrne playing around purring, hypnotic synth arpeggios and guitars ('My Life in The Bush of Ghosts'). One could also hear whiffs of Nina Simone in it…but I am very curious what the listener hears in my new single!"
We're All Wood is out now on BERT music (a division of TCBYML)