+ DIAMOND DAGGER
For fans of Ennio Morricone, Goblin, John Carpenter, Autechre, György Ligeti, Fabio Frizzi,
“gently meandering yet also constantly threatening score for every introspective trip you could possibly be afraid of, undeniably beautiful but at the same time painfully unsettling, serving as a reminder that we’ll never know if we’re still here in only seven minutes’ time” – No Fear Of Pop
“Pyle has rendered a tensile world of feeling through his score and in the end you’re left wondering what will happen to his and your own imaginary characters next.” – Raven Sings The Blues
Brian Pyle’s (one half of improv/experimental unit Starving Weirdos) Ensemble Economique project is like the polar opposite of SoCal’s Sun Araw: while Cameron’s music is the epitome of tropical bliss and relaxed meditative high on the beach, Ensemble Economique is like a bad trip somewhere in the tropics, like stumbling straight into a voodoo ceremony while being high as a kite: things may seem like a joke at first but it stops being funny very quickly and suddenly you’re terrified and you want to run away. But you can’t.
Over the past few years EE has begun to blossom into a force of atmospheric synth propulsion. Evolving from early sound sketches into fully formed soundtracks filled with longing, paranoia and encroaching darkness; his songs have come to exemplify the current synth resurgence while also rising above it to achieve a larger vision. Crossing The Pass, By Torchlight is undoubtedly Pyle’s most complex and complete album to date. It unfolds as a narrative landscape that’s as dense as the most poured over musical scores and equally as emotionally complex. The swelling single “To Feel The Night As It Really Is”, which first appeared on its own, is now entwined in a album wrought with cracked glass emotions, wire wrapped tension and a bittersweet ebb of ennui. Though there is no companion script, it feels as if characters rise and fall, weep and sigh throughout the course of the album. Pyle has rendered a tensile world of feeling through his score and in the end you’re left wondering what will happen to his and your own imaginary characters next.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.