♫♪  Ensemble Economique - “In The Clear Blue Waters Of Memory (feat. Jung An Tagen)” [Excerpt]

Both Brian Pyle and (a.k.a. Ensemble Economique) and Jung An Tagen (a.k.a. Cruise Family, a.k.a. SF Broadcasts) share very gravitational styles of music, equally drastic, but presented from totally different spectrums of our universe. “In The Clear Blue Waters Of Memory” — the newest single off Denovali Records’ new Ensemble Economique release, In Silhouette — Brian Pyle stylizes a crushing ambient that drones into sound that could be read at top speeds or complete stagnant knots, contorted and flailing in such control, the pensive mind dwells on where his talent ends and where Jung’s begins. Bouncing off the other end, Jung An Tagen concocts a symphony of that classic Cruise Family, rave-voyeurism, tinged with trance tunnels that portal listeners into a psyche meltdown, mingling the Ensemble Economique dissonance with pure techno heat.

In Silhouette is out for pre-order right now on CD and (blue or black) LP via Denovali Records, and enjoy the glorious void “In The Clear Blue Waters Of Memory” below


In Silhouette is unmistakably the product of Brian Pyle, who once again returns as Ensemble Economique. Well over a decade ago, Pyle and his merry band of Starving Weirdos popped onto the scene from out of nowhere. Truth be told, that ‘nowhere’ is Humboldt County, California whose grand mythologies about its marijuana industry dwarfs all others. The Weirdos, not averse to method acting through Humboldt’s prized chemistry, stood an unusual chimera in the world of out-rock and avant-garde practitioners. Electronic-Improv, fuck-all auto-didacticism, and monotone psychedelia. Too feral to be AMM, too electronic to be NNCK, too discordant to be :zoviet*france:. As the Weirdos slowed to halt, Pyle’s restless energy insisted that he go on. Hence Ensemble Economique. Over an impressive catalogue of albums, he steadfastly continues down this rabbithole, polishing and refining his craft into a signature polyglot of expressionist collage.

Pyle’s latest opus dials up the cinematic flourishes that have graced many of his earlier recordings, through his sinewed synth-tone undulations, polyphonous ostinato, Wolfgang Voigt pulses, and fractalized cascades of generative serialism. All of this glides through the patterned electronic chiaroscuro atmospheres that are at once ethereal and haunted, dotted with male and female vocals whispering unknowable secrets. This tech-gnosticism flickers with light and shadow through Pyle’s rich production and beckons for the big screen, as Pyle’s work is grandiose in scale, psychologically nuanced, and deeply affecting. In Silhouette is the twelfth Ensemble Economique album.

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