The Recording of The Flute(s)

June 22, 2017 § Leave a comment

Chris Smith who played many flutes on A Priori Memoriae came back to play many more flutes for Echo Us’ upcoming Fall release!

Echo Us is moving forward with the completion of its 5th album “To Wake A Dream In Moving Water”, of which full details will become known soon. Recording is wrapped up and final mixes and masters are just about complete. I wanted to give a quick update and share some photos from the most recent recording session with Chris Smith, who also played on A Priori Memoriae. Chris is originally from Tucson, AZ and played in the symphony there. Since moving to Portland he’s become the president of the Greater Portland Flute Society, as well as playing in his own (flute) quartet and more. Chris played concert flute, piccolo, as well as contrabass flute on the new album!

Studio Burglary

April 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

Notice to anyone reading near NW Portland and beyond: On 3-31-2017 our studio was burglarized. The items stolen are listed below. The sheriff and police have been on the case and a lead was given after multiple suspicious drive-bys. A silver 2003 Honda Accord was repeatedly seen casing the property and road. (email: if you have info, license plate # has already been recorded, car photographed. The theft, as well as car in question has been reported to the neighborhood newsletter, all neighbors, as well as law enforcement.)

Nikon D5100 DSRL Camera + telephoto lens and accessories. All the camera gear was inside a typical, rectangular box-shaped camera bag, but the bag does not say Nikon as it originally came with another camera. Most nikons on sale come with a nikon bag, so this may make it easier to ID. The bag is black and the telephoto lens inside with the camera makes it bulge a bit on top.

Manuel Rodriguez C1V Classical guitar

Sony HandyCam DCR SX63

Apple/MAC G4 MDD (mirror drive door) Tower Computer

Dell laptop

61-key keyboard flight case

It would be wonderful if anyone is able to provide leads. This info will be shared on social media as well as much local news media as possible. This info is most relevant to those living in NW Portland to Columbia County area. Further info available via email (



Teri Untalan returns to collab on EU6!

March 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

Teri Untalan returned to my studio after about 10 years absence since recording on The Tide Decides. Teri is amazing and we had so much fun recording 3 pieces from what will be EU6! -EM

Teri stilll 3-10-2017

January 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

Review and recommendation of It’s Time For Winter from AEA Zine HERE


It’s Time For Winter: Echo Us Prepare the Solstice with a new Animated Music Video

December 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

Echo Us | Ethan Matthews | Feb 2015 on KRVM

September 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

Below the Orkus clipping is a radio interview now from “the vault”, discussing various things that were happening right around, and shortly thereafter the release of A Priori Memoriae…




almost unhinged…

June 20, 2015 § Leave a comment