Performance of Ensemble Economique
An extraordinary performance from Ensemble Economique will be featured at Salt Beyoğlu on Feb. 5.
Since their emergence in 2007 from the wilds of Northern California as Starving Weirdos, the duo of Brian Pyle and Merrick McKinlay have been one of the experimental underground’s most consistent entities.
Ensemble Economique is Pyle’s solo project covering the drone and psychedelic soundscapes. Utilizing a minimal arsenal of ’80s-style synths and drum loops, occasional vocal samples, drones and processed noise, Ensemble Economique’s music feels extremely cinematic in nature with its strong narrative flow, choice of sonic tropes and widescreen atmospheres. Pyle has released various albums, splits and EPs on labels such as Digitalis, Amish, Not Not Fun, Dekorder and Denovali Records.