(2006) Ensemble

Ensemble

... read moreOlivier Alary is the sole member of the ironically-named Ensemble, and he creates lush, relaxed electronic pop with sweet vocal touches provided by guest artists like Chan Marshall and Lou Barlow. The mood is chill, but the songs have pop structures and dynamics that keep them from becoming audio...

43′:30″ 8 Songs

1
Ensemble
(Not available) Summerstorm
6:59
2
Ensemble
(Not available) Still
2:04
3
Ensemble
(Not available) One Kind Two Minds
5:55
4
Ensemble
(Not available) Unrest
1:52
5
Ensemble
(Not available) Disown, Delete
6:13
6
Ensemble
(Not available) All We Leave Behind
4:47
7
Ensemble
(Not available) Loose
9:36
8
Ensemble
(Not available) For Good
6:04
Released 24 September 2006, ℗ FatCat Records

Review

Olivier Alary is the sole member of the ironically-named Ensemble, and he creates lush, relaxed electronic pop with sweet vocal touches provided by guest artists like Chan Marshall and Lou Barlow. The mood is chill, but the songs have pop structures and dynamics that keep them from becoming audio wallpaper. "Summerstorm" is a particularly compelling example of Alary's gift for melody and quiet drama.