Album of the Day: Ensemble, et al. – “The Slow Reveal”


Artist:  Enesmble, et al.

Album:  The Slow Reveal

Label:  Imaginator Records

Style:  Chamber percussion, Post-rock melody

Favorite Track: “Guernsey Goodbye”

Music from:  Brooklyn, NY

What I like about it:  I like how an album whose foundation is percussion offers up the dreamiest melodies and atmospherics just as suitable for drifting off in daydreams as it is gasoline to get you scooting along through your day.  I like how the quartet Ensemble, et al. develops a locomotive tempo and how the propulsion is always receptive to the melodic intent… as if a swiftly flowing river were showing care and consideration to the ducks and leaves and sunlight carried along its surface.  I have been addicted to this album for the better part of the last year, and I sincerely apologize for not have shared this magical work with you sooner.

Your album personnel:  Jeffrey Eng, Charlie Kessenich, Ross Marshall and Ron Tucker (drums, percussion, vibraphone, glockenspiel, marimba, keyboard).

Available at:  Amazon | Bandcamp

Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.

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