Fantastic combination of pure noise, melody and atmospheric layering. Trombone and sax on the album as well would have been almost perfect. Good clear and open production as well.
Favorite track: Howl.
FULL LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON BOTH DIGITAL & PHYSICAL MEDIA
Here it is! Our 5 track, 35-minute debut album 'Prooi' (which is Dutch for 'Prey') is now available for free streaming & as a high quality download in any format you like for only €5. Enjoy!
CD's are available for €5 ex. shipping & packaging.
LP's (including download code) are available for €15 ex. shipping & packaging.
Get in touch with us through our Facebook page fb.com/TheHowlEnsemble to order or come see us play live and buy one in person!
All music composed & performed by The Howl Ensemble.
All tracks recorded by Lesley Strik at DS282 Studios, Zuid-Scharwoude (drums, bass, some guitar) & Haags Pop Centrum, Den Haag (additional guitar parts, extras & sound effects) in November & December 2013.
Spoken word sample on track 4 taken from a recording of Allen Ginsberg reciting his poem Howl.
Track 1-4 mixed by Corno Zwetsloot & The Howl Ensemble at Next to Jaap Studios, Voorhout.
Track 5 mixed by The Howl Ensemble at Haags Pop Centrum, Den Haag.
All tracks mastered for cd/vinyl/web by Tammo Kersbergen.
Cover artwork & cd/lp layout design by Elies van der Linden.
The Howl Ensemble consists of:
Bart Schotman - Guitars (acoustic, electric & prepared), Effects, Piano (on track 1)
Lesley Strik - Drums, Sampling, Programming & Editing, Bicycle wheel (on track 1 & 5)
Jason Van den Bergh - Electric bass (traditional 4 string & Bass VI), Effects, Noise (on track 4)
The no-wave titan/experimental composer and one of the most inventive groups to come out of '90s indie rock make delightfully cacophonous collaborations together. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 30, 2016