iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Ume In the Middle by On Ensemble, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Ume In the Middle

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Customer Reviews

Takes their work to a new level...

I've followed this group for years now, since their inception. Their live shows have always been spectacular--rhythmic virtuosity matched with innovative instrumentation and fluid choreography--but there was always something lost in the recording experience. With Ume In The Middle, the On Ensemble's recorded music has finally risen to a level that matches their live experience. The extra ingredient that bridged that gap is production values; Ume In The Middle has top notch, cutting edge acoustic-electric production. There are songs that in my mind echo some of Radiohead's better moments on their later albums, particularly 'Silverback'. 'After Rain' is the quintessential On Ensemble anthem, bringing together a lot of their signature elements--tapped koto, drum kit, throat singing, with a little bit of sliced-and-diced Japanese percussion processing for good measure. But lest we forget their roots in traditional taiko, we have a wonderfully cheery coda in 'Bounce Back'. I still think there's room for growth with the group; while I like that they're exploring vocals and songwriting, I think they're still searching for an angle that's as unique as the rest of their sound. But still, this album is a major step forward for them, and puts them comfortably amongst the best of world-beat and electronica.

Ume In the Middle, On Ensemble
View In iTunes
  • $8.91
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Mar 27, 2009

Customer Ratings