Brendan Eder Ensemble

For fans of:Kamasi Washington, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Sufjan Stevens, Penguin Cafe Orchestra

It’s been a long time since the average cool kid played the bassoon or the flute, but if there are any holdouts in the city of Los Angeles Brendan Eder has recruited them all. Writing infectious tunes with accessible musicality, the Valley-bred composer is making chamber music newly relevant and irresistibly groovy. Eder’s 2020 album, To Mix With Time, presents a honed aesthetic in just 15 tidy originals and one Aphex Twin cover.

"a beautiful presentation and invention" – Van Dyke Parks

"evocative, imaginative, pastoral and even whimsical, but also big drums" – LA Record

"these instrumentals could befit any Zappa record in their eccentricity." – LA Music Blog

"whimsical, jazzy explorations (that) make woodwinds sound like the sexiest things on the planet. – Buzzbands LA