Bassist turned vagabond C.J. Boyd uses bass loops and voices in order to try and stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Weaving together improvisation with a sparse, minimalist aesthetic, Boyd creates waves of sound, worlds of provocative unlived memories through a singular approach to the upright bass and electric bass guitar that makes everything near and far.
ensemble, et al. is an instrumental band from Brooklyn, NY, who makes lush, sprawling songs using vibraphone, keyboards, drums, and percussion. Formed in 2010 as a new-music chamber ensemble, the years have seen the band step away from the percussion quartet format and embrace a collaborative approach to creating original music. The band employs elements of rock, modal jazz, electronica, contemporary classical, and experimental music in its longform, wordless songs.
The band’s latest album The Slow Reveal—produced and engineered by John McEntire (Tortoise, Stereolab)—is set to be released on Imaginator Records on November 17, 2017.
Formerly form Portland, Oregon and Eureka, California. Now on the opposite side of the country in Belfast, Maine. Guitars, and drums… etc.