We got a nice review from Underwire a popular culture blog at Wired.com:
On Ensemble’s most recent effort, Ume in the Middle, is an interesting hybrid that should appeal equally to fusion aficionados and left-fielders in search of something stranger than the average jazz-hop fare found on indie labels like Ninja Tune.
Wired magazine is one of the few magazines I actually buy. Usually it’s at an airport for inflight reading material, but being a magazine on all things high tech maybe I should be visiting the website instead.
BTW a lot of my favorite artists are on the Ninja Tune and Big Dada (Ninja Tune’s hip hop arm) including: Anti Pop Consortium, Diplo, DJ Vadim and the Cinematic Orchestra. So Ninja Tune if you are reading this we are not too strange for you… really… please sign us.
One particular Jason Swinscoe Cinematic Orchestra album that has had an influence on my music is Everyday. It’s a great album featuring vocals by Fontella Bass and amazing drumming by Luke Flowers. I blame the track “Flite” for convincing me that, yes odd time grooves with just a bit of melodic material are interesting for six and half minutes.