Essick have emerged from Brisbane’s fertile music scene with 11 songs full of simple yet effective hooks, tight, intricate drum patterns, synthesised electronic flourishes and fiddly guitar lines. Essick combines the efforts of members Ravi Das and Freddy MacDougall to create a fully realised and mature sound on their very first release and debut record, ‘Atrium Atrium’.
Meeting in high school and becoming close friends over a shared appreciation of Battles, BADBADNOTGOOD and Seekae. It wasnt until years later they commenced writing music when Ravi showed Fred ‘Atriums’, Freddy instantly fell in love with it and the collaboration that is Essick was born.
Over the next year and a half, the pair worked tirelessly on honing their songwriting skills before moving the sessions to Bedlam Studios in late 2013 where they spent five days tracking with producer Steve Kempnich. They enlisted the help of Brock Weston to replace most drum machines with his swift snare rolls and powerful tom whacks and brought some extra energy and attitude to each song. On the 12th of November 2013 less than a month after the albums completion Ravi Das passed away in a horrible drowning accident.
Essick, a mongrelised version of James Blake and Deep Sea Arcade on dexamphetamines, are primed and ready to release this masterful collection of songs into the world and let them spread their wings.
Atrium Atrium 2014
In 2011 a social friendship blossomed into a musical bond between two friends.
The music created seeks to create a platform for listeners to enjoy, dance and empathize with. In late 2013
the final recording process of Atrium Atrium begun at Bedlam Records...
2010 - present
2010 - present