Contemporary Irish trad outfit Ensemble Ériu are hitting the road to spread the good word – or in this case notes – of their stunning second album Imbas.
Released digitally in June, Imbas is now finally being released on CD and vinyl, and to celebrate the belated physical release the 7 piece band will perform in five of Ireland’s most unique and intimate venues across the country.
"Intensely cerebral, Ensemble Ériú’s second album captures the lateral-thinking septet as they continue to forge new ground.” – **** – Siobhán Long, The Irish Times
"Imbas is an Irish word that translates as "creative inspiration", and there's plenty of it striking in the hands of the seven-piece band” – Release of the week – Nialler9
"Ensemble Ériu’s distinctive sound constantly express the band’s deep-rooted appreciation and love for traditional music while the band simultaneously seek to furrow new and intriguing paths in contemporary music circles.” – Mark Carry, Fractured Air
"On this exquisitely recorded collection, Ériu succeed where others have failed before by successfully entangling the repetition of Irish melodies with some of the tropes of contemporary, minimalist composition.” – Ian Lamont, Totally Dublin