The two members of UK-based newcomers San Eco hail from different music circles. Morris Cowan (a.k.a. Adam Taylor) has dabbled in house, techno, dub, minimal classical and post-rock. His varied musical predilections have culminated in releases on the Nottingham-based Wigflex imprint and German label Zaubernuss. Taylor proudly wore his influences on his sleeve on his 2011 Circa full-length.
Conversely, cohort Tom Edney is a storyteller ensconced in the alt-rock world. Several years ago while he was recording The Manchester Underground EP, Edney met Taylor at a studio. They struck up a rapport, and five years later their San Eco project is set to release its self-titled debut album on August 2 via Manchester-based Beatphreak.
Ahead of the LP’s release the duo connected with London-based director Alexandra Boanta to film an enthralling video for lead track “Pretty Curtains.” In the clip, which we’re pleased to world premiere, an expressionless woman meanders around a town as busy people go about their day, almost oblivious to her presence.
Here’s what they had to say about the premise of the video: “When your life is so mundane and monotonous the trek home from your place of work just seems the same as every other day. You finally arrive and close yourself off from the world outside and all you have to view for the rest of the evening is your flowered patterned pretty curtains.”