Echoed Illusions is a band from Sandy, Utah with a fusion of several styles including punk and hardcore with a slight progressive edge. They have recently recorded a full-length album called Beyond the Line with producer Gregg Hale at Lincoln Street Sound Studios, and many listeners might compare them favorably to Coheed and Cambria, Rush, or Saosin. Three of the four members of Echoed Illusions are LDS: Joel Clark, Michael Howell, and Takami Kowalski, and they currently have one member on a full-time mission for the Church, Matt Petrucci. Joel, Michael, and Takami recently got together to answer a few questions I sent to them, and they talk about their influences, their lineup changes, and the themes you can expect to hear in their songs.
This time, our Linescratchers interviewee needs little introduction. Ian Fowles is best known by the many bands he plays in and has played in, among these are Death By Stereo, Sense Field, Further Seems Forever, Hunter Revenge, and, more recently, The Aquabats! Ian is a quite articulate, thoughtful musician with an impressive resume, and it is our pleasure to present our latest Linescratchers interview with him. He talks about life on the road, his LDS faith, and The Aquabats!