Empyrean Atlas and ensemble, et al. Double Release Show

Empyrean Atlas and ensemble, et al. Double Release Show

Sun, November 5, 2017

7:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Empyrean Atlas
Empyrean Atlas
Empyrean Atlas, the band of composer/multi-instrumentalist David Crowell, has been described by TimeOut NY as combining "Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer - a bright infectious mix,” and by Lucid Culture as "alternately hypnotic and kinetic."
Members of Empyrean Atlas have performed and/or recorded with the Philip Glass Ensemble, The National, Bear in Heaven, Steve Reich, Antibalas, Steve Coleman, Superhuman Happiness, Tim Berne, Briars of North America, Olga Bell, Lia Ices, Little Women and many others. Empyrean Atlas has been featured several times on WNYC's New Sounds program, including a live performance with John Schaefer and a special podcast on electric guitarist/composers. The band has also appeared in the Huffington Post, Textura, and icareifyoulisten.

In July 2015, Wilco named Inner Circle as one of their 17 favorite records of the year, promoting the list on their website and through magazines like Pitchfork, Stereogum and Paste.
ensemble, et al.
ensemble, et al.
ensemble, et al. is an instrumental band from Brooklyn. Their latest full-length album The Slow Reveal will be released by Imaginator Records in November 2017.

“Sophisticated pieces reminiscent of post-rock in terms of musical progression, but without all the traditional rock instruments and the density of sounds that they bring.” —I Care If You Listen

Within the months after releasing their second full-length album present point passed in 2014, ensemble, et al. was invited by contemporary music stalwarts Sō Percussion to perform as part of their Brooklyn Bound series—a salon format where artists are encouraged to showcase experimental work. Building on the creative momentum from their previous record, the band posted up in the rehearsal studio and got to work collaborating on a whole new batch of music that would comprise the forthcoming record: The Slow Reveal. Since premiering these songs in spring of 2015, they've gone through a number of iterations having been rearranged, rewritten, deconstructed, reconstructed, reevaluated, performed for audiences, discarded, demo’d, and reimagined many times over. In process, in pallet, and in finished sound, these new songs have signaled for the band a step away from their beginnings as an experimental chamber ensemble and toward something more resembling rock music without guitars.

When the time came to record the album, one producer/engineer stood out as the ideal artist who would understand their approach and elevate their work better than any other. In April 2016, they ventured to Minbal and Soma studios in Chicago to record with drummer, producer, and engineer John McEntire—best known as a member of Tortoise and The Sea & Cake, and for his work with Stereolab, Gastr del Sol, Bell Orchestre, Jaga Jazzist, and Yo La Tengo among many others. With the help of John producing and mixing the record, The Slow Reveal is ensemble, et al.’s strongest and most cohesive musical output to date.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/