A Belgian psychedelic pop band founded in 2001 by Alex Jagi, Tom Doof and Kevin Meal, originally started under the name Lance Sefiroth. It features dark, mostly slow songs, exploring a different side of love, madness and belonging.
It’s been compared to works of some David Bowie due to the nature of main vocal, and Depeche Mode in the regards to its mixture of electronic and classical instruments.
Echoes of Auron originally started as a part of an art project Lance Sefiroth, in collaboration with painter Fred Michiels, who wanted to have a live band playing improvised and custom made song for the performance while he was painting.
As time progressed, this art venture started taking a more standard structure of a band, and a year later, the band had its first solo show in Antwerpens club Kaimaan (now defunct.) It was featured as one of memorable experiences in clubs history.
Combining video projection, live drums playing in interaction with samples and drum machines, heavily distorted and processed guitars and cabaret-live theatrics, the band deliberately chose for a genre that is not easily defined.
Echoes of Auron has not released any official albums so far, but there are two different version of demo available. One made in 2003 and one published 2007.
After almost 10 years of inactivity, due to other musical and art projects, Echoes of Auron is making its comeback in 2016.
The name is a salute to a character of Auron from RPG game Final Fantasy X, whose persona and personal quest aligned greatly with the atmosphere and views presented in bands music.