article by: Katya Golynko
In honor of their new album release Seven Seas in 2015, the ensemble is currently touring on their Seven Seas International Tour. Most of their past songs are composed of smooth samples and pleasing violin tones, but this new release has incorporated some new sounds that have made the ensemble even better than before. Loyal fans all over the globe are happy with this steady stream of releases and different styles. Even over the period of a decade, they still continue to impress us by formulating new sounds and evolving their performance even more.
Last night at the Boulder Theater they played their most popular originals “Soon it will be Cold Enough to Build Fires,” “Dusk To Dawn,” and “Minor Cause.” These songs define how the old Emancipator Ensemble sounded and you can tell that these were crowd pleasers, because everyone was dancing as hard as they could. The best part about seeing them live is the improvisation that they do on these old songs by making them more jazzy or adding a heavier beat.
I can never get tired of hearing that incredible violin paired up with drums and a bass guitar that just carries through the small venue and takes over. It was astonishing to hear his new songs “All Here,” “Seven Seas,” and others live for the first time ever at such an intimate venue. All their shows are truly an amazing experience – don’t forget to catch them later this weekend in Denver or Aspen, Colorado.