Effa Lente ‘The Effa Lente Configuration: Parts 1-4’ Out Now & Streaming In Full
The debut album from Effa Lente, The Effa Lente Configuration: Parts 1-4, a one song prog epic masterminded by David Alfred Reilly, Irish multi-instrumentalist and former Graveyard Dirt guitarist is out now!
Reilly comments, “There were many times during the writing and recording of this album that I thought that it would never be finished. And even if it was finished, would I know it?! That, I think, is the hardest part. But, as they say, it is never finished, you just stop working on it. So I did, and here it is”.
Listen to the album in full right here on Bandcamp!
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Clocking in at just under 45 minutes this one song album is a truly mesmerising listen. Inspired by a Quentin Tarantino movie, Reilly thought to write a piece of music where, much like a movie, the resolution of various parts wouldn’t necessarily happen immediately. He explains, “They could happen somewhere later in the piece. And also, not everything in the music would be about ‘the plot’, it would go off at various tangents in between the main events. Again, just like the movie.”
What started as an idea turned into a 15 minute piece and quickly expanded into something much bigger. “Eventually there were 4 distinct parts spread out over 45 minutes, with each part containing its own parts within, but the plan was to keep them all together as one continuous piece, rather than present them separately. This would not only be a challenge for the writer/performer, but also for the listener.”
“The end result is a 44.5 minute piece, sounding like a cross between a prog band and a film score. A unique musical experience.”
Artwork (as seen above) was done by Ewa Miszczak at Emoi Art. The album was composed, performed, produced and mixed entirely by David Alfred Reilly in his own studio in Dublin before Richard Dowling (Anathema, Brian Eno, Carcass) took over for mastering detail.
Buy The Effa Lente Configuration: Parts 1-4 right here: https://effalente.bandcamp.com