'The Effa Lente Configuration: Parts 1-4' is the first release by EFFA LENTE.
Composed and performed entirely by classically trained multi-instrumentalist, and former Graveyard Dirt lead guitarist, David Alfred Reilly, the piece started out life as an idea to write a single movement of music at around 15 minutes in length, that would continually evolve and grow, without repetition. Once this was realised, the plan to expand it to 3 parts, and eventually 4, quickly materialised.
Although in 4 parts, the album is presented as one long, continuous 44 and a half minute instrumental track. Sounding like a cross between a prog band and a film score, it combines the influence of groups such as King Crimson, Muse, Opeth and Queen, along with composers like Yann Tiersen, Nils Frahm and Frank Zappa, to create a unique musical journey.
Rather than following standard musical forms, however, the structure of the music is more like that of a Quentin Tarantino movie, where the start might be the end, and where the resolution of various parts don't necessarily happen immediately, it can happen somewhere later in the piece. Also, not everything in the music is about 'the plot', it goes off at various tangents in between the main events.
The album was released on CD on the 14th August 2015.