Photay and Sam O.B. collide once again for the second of two EPs this year under the moniker Ensemble Entendu. Pastoral Dusk Themes EP evokes images deep and rolling. Lead off ‘Hully Bully’ portrays a nighttime landscape turned into electric jelly jiggling to the beat of forlorn drums. Ensemble Entendu’s take on library music here expands to include the stoic cumbia inflections of ‘Ritmo Antiguo’ and the fourth world ambient reflections of ‘Loon Interlude’ and ‘Mascoma.’ Each track brings a palpable imagined geography, a space within which to think and feel emergent states of departure. ‘Lakeview’ finishes the release with a colorful, astral spaciousness, something like aurora borealis converted into synthesized sound.
Ensemble Entendu began as a collaborative project of Photay and Sam O.B. They set out exploring library music and the tradition of rhythm tracks, emphasizing driving drums and basslines in their stripped down productions. The Brooklyn-based producers are now shaping a music uniquely situated between their already unique solo artistic voices.
Pastoral Dusk Themes EP and its recently released companion Music For The Densely Populated, Vol. 2 are available for digital download via Astro Nautico.
released October 25, 2019
Original music produced, written and recorded by Sam Obey and Evan Shornstein.
'Mascoma' featuring Chris Decato on guitar.
Artwork by Pete Ford.
Mastered by Phil Moffa.