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1 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - BLOSSOMS IN RED - (CD) 
DENOVALI


On his by now eleventh album and fourth Denovali release ""Blossoms In Red"", Pyle combines and perfects elements of his previous output into a cohesive narrative. The opener ""From The Train Window, Red Flowers On The Mountain"" is a surprisingly scarce ambient piece, which feels like an almost infinitely stretched precious moment of time. Despite being austere, it is warm, sublime and incredibly captivating and after listening to its full 8 minutes, one cannot help but to rewind and replay. Having barely escaped this seductively infinite loop, one encounters the title track ""Blossoms In Red"" featuring Portland electronic duo Soft Metals. Starting off with a characteristic sluggish programmed beat, one is immediately overpowered by the onset of the towering combination of a warm bassline and a shimmering synth ambience. As the track flows, these elements writhe around each other in a delicately beautiful fashion, absorbing the materialising wailing guitar which almost sounds like an ethereal voice, as well as the occasional melodic and rhythmic accents. The next track sees this guitar return in a rather pure form. ""On The Sand"", featuring jack-of-all-trades Peter Broderick, is essentially just reduced analogue drums, electric guitar, a simple vibrating bassline and hoarse almost spoken vocals. Slowly and methodically, these constituents form a captivating erotic ritual, much like a beguiling and hypnotic mandala procession of imperturbable blissful individuals on the beach. As proven on numerous occasions, Pyle can easily lead all his trumps in the presence of female lead vocals, and ""Blossoms In Red"" makes no exception. Indeed, ""You, By Candlelight"" is easily the best Ensemble Economique track with female vox to date. Pyle manages to embed the vocals just in the right minimal amount of instrumental layers, making the track radiate an elusive tranquility. The fifth and closing track ""Nothing Is Perfect"" is a classically tinged piano piece with only very little processing and sparse field recording samples. With all pieces of the album, Pyle manages to create tracks which feel like being composed only of two or three layers of sound, that are nevertheless allowed to develop a life cycle which seems incredibly long - track lengths vary from 6:30 to 8:10 - but still feels just right. Thus ""Blossoms In Red"" is probably Ensemble Economique's most minimalistic album, but at the same time - or maybe just for this reason - his most skilled work.

TRACKLISTING: 01. From The Train Window, Red Flowers On The Mountain 8:10 02. Blossoms In Red (feat. Soft Metals) 6:45 03. On The Sand (feat. Peter Broderick) 7:44 04. You, By Candlelight (feat. J Moon) 7:08 05. Nothing Is Perfect 6:29

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-10-2015
Item # : 481015     
Availability: IN STOCK
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2 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - BLOSSOMS IN RED - (LP) 
DENOVALI


On his by now eleventh album and fourth Denovali release ""Blossoms In Red"", Pyle combines and perfects elements of his previous output into a cohesive narrative. The opener ""From The Train Window, Red Flowers On The Mountain"" is a surprisingly scarce ambient piece, which feels like an almost infinitely stretched precious moment of time. Despite being austere, it is warm, sublime and incredibly captivating and after listening to its full 8 minutes, one cannot help but to rewind and replay. Having barely escaped this seductively infinite loop, one encounters the title track ""Blossoms In Red"" featuring Portland electronic duo Soft Metals. Starting off with a characteristic sluggish programmed beat, one is immediately overpowered by the onset of the towering combination of a warm bassline and a shimmering synth ambience. As the track flows, these elements writhe around each other in a delicately beautiful fashion, absorbing the materialising wailing guitar which almost sounds like an ethereal voice, as well as the occasional melodic and rhythmic accents. The next track sees this guitar return in a rather pure form. ""On The Sand"", featuring jack-of-all-trades Peter Broderick, is essentially just reduced analogue drums, electric guitar, a simple vibrating bassline and hoarse almost spoken vocals. Slowly and methodically, these constituents form a captivating erotic ritual, much like a beguiling and hypnotic mandala procession of imperturbable blissful individuals on the beach. As proven on numerous occasions, Pyle can easily lead all his trumps in the presence of female lead vocals, and ""Blossoms In Red"" makes no exception. Indeed, ""You, By Candlelight"" is easily the best Ensemble Economique track with female vox to date. Pyle manages to embed the vocals just in the right minimal amount of instrumental layers, making the track radiate an elusive tranquility. The fifth and closing track ""Nothing Is Perfect"" is a classically tinged piano piece with only very little processing and sparse field recording samples. With all pieces of the album, Pyle manages to create tracks which feel like being composed only of two or three layers of sound, that are nevertheless allowed to develop a life cycle which seems incredibly long - track lengths vary from 6:30 to 8:10 - but still feels just right. Thus ""Blossoms In Red"" is probably Ensemble Economique's most minimalistic album, but at the same time - or maybe just for this reason - his most skilled work.

TRACKLISTING: 01. From The Train Window, Red Flowers On The Mountain 8:10 02. Blossoms In Red (feat. Soft Metals) 6:45 03. On The Sand (feat. Peter Broderick) 7:44 04. You, By Candlelight (feat. J Moon) 7:08 05. Nothing Is Perfect 6:29


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 30-10-2015
Item # : 481016     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - IN SILHOUETTE - (CD) 
DENOVALI


"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 Humboldts 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, Pyles 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.Pyles 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 Pyles rich production and beckons for the big screen, as Pyles work is grandiose in scale, psychologically nuanced, and deeply affecting. "In Silhouette" is the twelfth Ensemble Economique album.

TRACKLISTING: 01. In The Clear Blue Waters Of Memory (feat. Jung An Tagen) 21:11 02. Battle Cry 3:59 03. Gonna Get Right With God, Right After This Next Cigarette 7:34 04. I Can See The Light, The Edge Of Forever 3:41 05. You In The Horizon 7:15

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 31-03-2017
Item # : 502011     
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4 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - IN SILHOUETTE - (LP) 
DENOVALI


"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 Humboldts 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, Pyles 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.Pyles 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 Pyles rich production and beckons for the big screen, as Pyles work is grandiose in scale, psychologically nuanced, and deeply affecting. "In Silhouette" is the twelfth Ensemble Economique album.

TRACKLISTING: 01. In The Clear Blue Waters Of Memory (feat. Jung An Tagen) 21:11 02. Battle Cry 3:59 03. Gonna Get Right With God, Right After This Next Cigarette 7:34 04. I Can See The Light, The Edge Of Forever 3:41 05. You In The Horizon 7:15


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 31-03-2017
Item # : 502012     
Availability: IN STOCK
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5 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - INTERVAL SIGNALS - (LP) 
DENOVALI


The concept single-piece record INTERVAL SIGNALS is based on radio signature tunes or interval signals, which serve as a bridge between the three movements that comprise the piece. Interval Signals are compelling, they are filled with this enigmatic mystery, this otherworldliness, a glimpse into a faraway culture, it's life, it's rhythm, it's aesthetic. In a practical sense these jingles start and end most of the world's day, an integral background signifier of life and it's cyclical nature. Indeed, Ensemble Economique's music between these interval signals serves as the drama of life as it happens. For fans of TIM HECKER, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, EVAN CAMINITI, RAIME

TRACKLISTING: 01. Interval Signals Part I 18:32 02. Interval Signals Part Ii 19:32"

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2013
Item # : 452538     
Availability: IN STOCK
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6 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - LIGHT THAT COMES, LIGHT THAT GOES - (LP) 
DENOVALI


ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE is Brian Pyle of Starving Weirdos and RV Paintings. His solo project (hence the slightly ironic moniker), which could be probably briefly classified as ambient / drone / psychedelic / shoegaze, has released various albums, splits and EPs on labels such as Digitalis, Amish, Not Not Fun, Dekorder and Clan Destine so far, before joining forces with Denovali Records in 2012. Indeed, the pieces comprising LIGHT THAT COMES, LIGHT THAT GOES are episodic in nature, a narrative arc, travelling from dark to light. They are loosely inspired by Brian's long walks along the ocean and the thoughts he would have. Each piece captures a mood, a feeling, a singular moment out there on the beach, on his long aimless walks to nowhere, the horizon stretching for infinity. For fans of TIM HECKER, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, EVAN CAMINITI, RAIME

TRACKLISTING: 01. If You Need Help 12:39 02. Light That Comes, Light That Goes 3:28 03. Ksenia 8:15 04. Glass On The Horizon 4:56 05. As The Train Leaves Tonight 4:05 06. Radiate Through Me 5:36"

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2013
Item # : 452539     
Availability: IN STOCK
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7 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - LIGHT THAT COMES, LIGHT THAT GOES - (CD) 
DENOVALI


ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE is Brian Pyle of Starving Weirdos and RV Paintings. His solo project (hence the slightly ironic moniker), which could be probably briefly classified as ambient / drone / psychedelic / shoegaze, has released various albums, splits and EPs on labels such as Digitalis, Amish, Not Not Fun, Dekorder and Clan Destine so far, before joining forces with Denovali Records in 2012. Indeed, the pieces comprising LIGHT THAT COMES, LIGHT THAT GOES are episodic in nature, a narrative arc, travelling from dark to light. They are loosely inspired by Brian's long walks along the ocean and the thoughts he would have. Each piece captures a mood, a feeling, a singular moment out there on the beach, on his long aimless walks to nowhere, the horizon stretching for infinity. For fans of TIM HECKER, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, EVAN CAMINITI, RAIME

TRACKLISTING: 01. If You Need Help 12:39 02. Light That Comes, Light That Goes 3:28 03. Ksenia 8:15 04. Glass On The Horizon 4:56 05. As The Train Leaves Tonight 4:05 06. Radiate Through Me 5:36"

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2013
Item # : 452540     
Availability: IN STOCK
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8 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - MELT INTO NOTHING - (CD) 
DENOVALI


Melt Into Nothing" is Ensemble Economiques most lucid seance to date. The prolific Humboldt County musician has stripped layers off of his trademark haze but retained the beautiful desolation thats earned him a rabid fanbase. The solo project of former Starving Weirdos member Brian Pyle, Ensemble Economique has crossed a land bridge from apocryphal world music and dusty soundtracks to gauzy 4AD-style atmospherics. This music is not excessively dark or severe. Rather, the record explores the internal dialogue of solitary walks. "Melt Into Nothing" is for making sense of humanity in natures unforgiving face. Ensemble Economique has made his most accessible record yet, but the complex emotion behind these tracks remains resonant and ultimately mysterious. For Fans of: HTRK, Tim Hecker, Tamaryn

TRACKLISTING: 01. Your Lips Against Mine (featuring Sophia Hamadi And Denmother) 4:40 02. Make-out In The Gdr 6:56 03. Hey Baby 5:00 04. Fade For Miles 9:50 05. Never Gonna Die 6:11 06. Melt Into Me 2:37

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 27-06-2014
Item # : 464668     
Availability: IN STOCK
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9 - ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE - MELT INTO NOTHING - (LP) 
DENOVALI


Melt Into Nothing" is Ensemble Economiques most lucid seance to date. The prolific Humboldt County musician has stripped layers off of his trademark haze but retained the beautiful desolation thats earned him a rabid fanbase. The solo project of former Starving Weirdos member Brian Pyle, Ensemble Economique has crossed a land bridge from apocryphal world music and dusty soundtracks to gauzy 4AD-style atmospherics. This music is not excessively dark or severe. Rather, the record explores the internal dialogue of solitary walks. "Melt Into Nothing" is for making sense of humanity in natures unforgiving face. Ensemble Economique has made his most accessible record yet, but the complex emotion behind these tracks remains resonant and ultimately mysterious. For Fans of: HTRK, Tim Hecker, Tamaryn

TRACKLISTING: 01. Your Lips Against Mine (featuring Sophia Hamadi And Denmother) 4:40 02. Make-out In The Gdr 6:56 03. Hey Baby 5:00 04. Fade For Miles 9:50 05. Never Gonna Die 6:11 06. Melt Into Me 2:37

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Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 27-06-2014
Item # : 464669     
Availability: IN STOCK
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