When the Tape Runs Out

by ensemble, et al.

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John Ponton, III
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John Ponton, III I don't often buy multiple offerings from an artist in one day, but these guys are the first exception since Kit Fisto. Seriously talented percussionists, you have to hear it to believe it. Favorite track: Finding Simple Wonders as the Day Turns the Night.
Dillon Ethier
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Dillon Ethier I could imagine a Rube Goldberg-designed music box that plays this when you wind it up. It would have to be really big, though. Favorite track: A Beautiful Walk Through an Industrial Wasteland.
Ed Buckley
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Ed Buckley Their second release, first of original compositions, is quite nice. You get a bonus track on the download, a piece by Arvo Pärt.
The first two tracks are REALLY good. :-)
Adrian Lane
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Adrian Lane Great percussion ensemble, hopefully they'll release something new soon.
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ensemble, et al. is a pseudo-classical percussion ensemble that combines elements of classicism and modernism while taking a garage approach to its material. The group's repertoire, containing mostly original works composed by Ron Tucker and collaborations between the ensemble's players, springs from an almost punk-rock desire to chart unknown territories from musicians who have tired of inhabiting all-too familiar states. Atypical for some percussion groups, ensemble, et al. prefers a simple, intimate, dynamic and delicately beautiful aesthetic.




released June 28, 2011

All compositions written by Ron Tucker. Recorded and mixed at Weak Things Have Power in Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Jon Cohrs at Spleenless Mastering in Brooklyn, NY. Album cover drawing by Ed Davies.



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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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