Ambient Ensemble
  • ARTIST: Nick Schofield
  • TITLE: Ambient Ensemble
  • CAT#: BKWRD034
  • FORMAT: Vinyl, CD, Digital
  • RELEASE DATE: February 09, 2024

Distant piano, vintage synths and faded orchestral arrangements resounding in spacious natural reverb. Nick Schofield’s Ambient Ensemble sees the Canadian composer and synth maven expanding his solo practice with an ensemble, adding his signature ambient essence to contemporary-classical and electronic music.

Where his previous two albums (Water Sine, Glass Gallery) were entirely solo endeavours and synth-focused, Ambient Ensemble invites gregarious group play centred around Schofield's piano improvisations. The compositions feature a chamber ensemble of grounding double bass and sliding fretless flourishes, warm violin and soothing vocals, with convivial accents of clarinet. Compelled by natural elements and intuitive composition, Ambient Ensemble is a refreshing assembly of acoustic works by Nick Schofield.

“hypnotic”The Guardian
“tranquil and often playful”Folk Radio UK
“lumineux”Le Devoir
“these glittering electro-acoustic hybrids exude a sense of awe”Aquarium Drunkard

“airy and luxurious, with a floating, dreamlike quality”Exclaim!

“a dreamy meditation with shimmering strings that expand and contract like rhythmic breathwork”Toronto Star
“all of the sonic textures Schofield employs here is to give a sense of ease and pleasantness”Dominionated

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