Egopusher is made up of drummer/producer Alessandro Giannelli and violinist Tobias Preisig. Their music is a visually loaded amalgam (think synaesthesia) of classic and advanced electronica and contemporary-neo-classical. It’s the type of music that begs for wide-screen movies to accompany it.
The album’s second, ‘Blue Moon’, is a mixture of elegant, analog electronica, with a touch of neo contemporary.
‘On Beyond’, their sophomore full-length album, which is out on 9th October via Quiet Love Records, Egopusher prove that they are Kubrick-level masters in modelling the (im)possible future. The implied poetry of paintings set in motion, the warm, saturated colors, the depth and detail of the sonic image, and the ease with which elements of classicism are combined with retro-sci-fi aesthetics–this material calls to mind a 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey. And it’s not only aesthetics; thematically these songs also address space travel and its psycho-spiritual side-effects, as well as the perpetual negotiation with the arcane mediated via our technological advancements.
“When I listen back to these songs, it makes me think of a soundtrack to a sci-fi film that would be directed by Sofia Coppola.” – Alessandro Giannelli, one half of Egopusher.
Up and coming tour dates for Egopusher can be found here.