LABEL :: Jealous Butcher
LICENSING :: Marmoset Music
At the crossroads where Tortoise meets Merzbow and Milt Jackson meets Slint - This is where you will find 1939 Ensemble.
1939 Ensemble doesn't just cross genres, they both embrace and exploit them, inviting each listener in through the familiar, and then leaving them with something new to explore.
LA WEEKLY: “exciting blend of Krautrockian moto-drive, avant jazz and screechy no-wave noise”
SPIN: “Rhythmic might and chiming tones are blackened by occasional swells of noise, giving the entire thing a compelling dynamism”
BEAT JAZZ: “a swirling mix of electronic noises, vintage drums, trumpet and vibraphone. the trio’s sound is layered into a mass of jazzy, post-rock beauty, one beat-driven note at a time”
PORTLAND MERCURY: “their engaging experimentalism transcends the shackles of free jazz, infusing elements of gritty lounge, post-punk ethereal chimes and tone”
JAM BASE: “jazz-punk, post-rock, retro-futuristic sound’
MARMOSET: “simultaneously angular and pristine. With each composition steeped in noir & mystery, there lies anticipation, sophistication and excitement in every note and every beat.
PITCHFORK: “industrial art deco with no more than a vibraphone, constrained feedback, and the inexorable motion of multiple percussionists”
MODERN DRUMMER: “gamelan-like bell sounds, snippets of electronica, and eerie drones are but some of the sounds employed by this adventurous percussion duo”
PORTLAND MERCURY: “a propulsive sound that skillfully straddled the worlds of post-rock and avant jazz”
OPB MUSIC: “the music puts elegantly moody vibes melodies again skittering drum patterns. Bursts of noise interrupt like a static electricity over the radio before a thunderstorm”
SAKI: “a journey, cinematic in nature and ranging the full spectrum of emotion”
SF CRITIC: “repertoire of drums-vibes-noise harnesses the untethered euphoria of the great jazz recordings to a grim confrontation with the 21st century”
THE DELI: “distinct style & experimental drive which is seen through volatile vibraphone leads, blistering drum beats & dissonant noise”
IMPOSE: “Coniglio and Medeles’s new school of crime wave jazz”
PDXPOP: “a maelstrom of sonic wonderment, tribal meditation, jazz-ish noodling”