posted December 20th, 2012

If the world doesn't end this year, it's sure to th' next annum around - if only because of the apocalyptic plans of yer pals 'n gals here at DC Centric. Like, for instance, check it out - come March, the light of day will be ready to shine upon the debut recordings made by Ensemble Pearl, which will surely bring the rain and the wind and the breaking of tectonic plates all over, under and around the planet too. Cosmic heavy amplified rock drops and ripples, auras radiate and expand into cloudforms, through which lightning bolts. Tides rise, the moons wax upon a place somewhere between Link Wray, Hex-era Earth and early Tangerine Dream. The echoes return, leaving a trail that blows and drifts, creating a separate piece. The metal of coils is the metal of the earth, the air... the meteoric and primal elements found in space.

Ensemble Pearl are Atsuo, William Herzog, Michio Kurihara and Stephen O'Malley. Perhaps you've heard of these humans in other forms? We know you have. We could lay mention of these other projects in this space, but out of respect for you, our dear reader, we'll guess that you know their collective pedigree. These players have all moved air and earth in many other projects and can create monolith and river alike on their own - but for Ensemble Pearl they give and take, knowing and understanding each other's strengths and lack of weakness. Rather than blast sheets of air-filling sound, their contributions float the space with positive and negative dynamics. A big wee heavy, sons and daughters! Ensemble Pearl reaches through the clouds and atmospheres and brings it all back down to the ground, to forge further creations for woman and man. Then we pass it from us to you, on March 19, 2013. Start your new year's ear training early! You're gonna need them to be in top shape.

Artists in this story: Ensemble Pearl