present point passed

by ensemble, et al.

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Propane Illumination
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Propane Illumination Beautiful, rhythmic, contemplative... post-glock? Favorite track: Choose Your Own Adventure.
John Ponton, III
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John Ponton, III In many ways, this team of talented musicians is what makes bandcamp my only source for new music. The complex jazzy rhythms produced by the trap set and mallet-based percussion mix well composed minimalist sensibilities with sonic textures that ebb, flow and spiral in spectacular ways. Favorite track: Clock-watching isn't Waiting.
Laurent Hardy
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Laurent Hardy Done by percussionists from 0 to 1. This is a fine peace of music, it is beautifully played, you can tell they know their instruments. Listening to the tracks of ensemble, et al., I feel like I'm in a never ending part of a dream where I would like to see I'm going somewhere, eventually. Favorite track: No Matter How Fast you Run Today, you will Never Catch up to Tomorrow.
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ensemble, et al.'s first full-length record, "present point passed", is the culmination of an incredibly productive period in which the group coalesced artistically into its own ideal of a musical unit. Since the beginning, the members of ensemble, et al. have shared a few key traits in common: an affinity for minimalist-vein new music, formal training in classical and jazz percussion, and—most importantly—extensive experience writing and performing in collaborative rock bands. For the group, the process of composing, rehearsing, and recording present point passed was an affirmation that a balance can be struck between adventurous, composer-driven music in the contemporary classical tradition and the collaboratively-created and improvised music of modern popular music traditions. That dual awareness has manifested itself not just in the sound of the group's music but also in their attitude and approach toward composition. The result of this approach is a record that powerfully demonstrates a democratic creative effort and the collective aesthetic of the group's members.


released January 21, 2014

All compositions by ensemble, et al. (Jeff Eng, Charlie Kessenich, J. Ross Marshall & Ron Tucker)
Produced by ensemble, et al. and Don DiLego
Engineered and mixed by Don DiLego at Velvet Elk Studios
Mastered by Jon Cohrs at Spleenless Mastering
Album artwork by Bobby Genalo



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ensemble, et al. Brooklyn, New York

"The resonant, tonal palette of chimes, bells, and percussive ringing instruments effectively drum across the tight wire between post-punk textures, airport spaces, and the endless grass fields of the mind."

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