Ensemble, Et Al / Slow Reveal, The
Album: Slow Reveal, The   Collection:General
Artist:Ensemble, Et Al   Added:Nov 2017
Label:Imaginator Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-12-03 Pull Date: 2018-02-04
Week Ending: Feb 4 Jan 21 Dec 24 Dec 17 Dec 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 03, 2018: Music Casserole
4. Dec 16, 2017: Music Casserole
2. Jan 18, 2018: Sound Landscapes
Au Cheval
5. Dec 12, 2017: Waste FM
3. Dec 21, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Au Cheval
6. Dec 06, 2017: Brownian Motion
Au Cheval

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-11-30
Serious post rock. Complex busy drums underneath pretty chiming vibes, slow phrased bass tones, atmospheric overall. Very vibraphone-bells heavy which makes for an overall chill, “bachelor pad” feel as the drums, despite being all over the place, still retain that swallowed tone that typifies this genre. For fans of Tortise, Godspeed, Do Make Say Think, or downtown avante jazz drumming.

1) (4:20) bright and cheery mathy upbeat drums, vibes in front with ethereal vocalizations 2) (6:46) very quiet fade in with synth, lots of vibes and bells, slowly builds with drums, ends quiet 3) (7:21) picks up quietly from previous with a subtle chugging drum beat and builds into a big post rock wankfest with the slowly phrased bass tones and bells/vibes 4) (8:44) bells/vibes looping and dense with some quiet synth, after 5 minutes the drums appear for a mindful pleasant feel 5) (0:52) brief interlude of bells/chimes 6) (7:09) vibes set a fast looping riff to start, bells and drums 7) (5:23) gamelan feel with some different percussion and a looping hypnotic pace, after 3 min some soaring guitar brings this back to Chicago 8) (8:10) starts with an almost Philip Glass looping bells/vibes, quickly launches into epic post-rock with super busy drums as per expected 9) (3:00) drums are more rock’ish, still got looping percussion and slow phrased vibes though, but seems like a pedestal for the drums

Track Listing
1. Au Cheval   5. ...
2. Guernsey Goodbye   6. Minbalism
3. Old Anew   7. Medal Meddle Metal
4. Typewriters   8. Ondrejko
  9. Ellipsis