Written, arranged and produced by
“Rouse’s boundary-breaking music
has him poised on the cusp of our
-Rory O’Connor, VOGUE
Mikel Rouse Broken Consort’s third release finds the combo more experimental than ever. Recorded after Rouse’s groudbreaking Quorum for Linn Drum machine, the ensemble couldn’t resist showing that the device could be used for something other than square 4/4 beats. A Lincoln Portrait also features the recording debut of avante sax genius Ellery Eskelin on soprano sax. The track Quick Thrust, a twelve tone row piece, exemplifies the wild fusion of styles that are all over this recording. Upon its release, Vogue Magazine said: “Rouse’s boundary-breaking music has him poised on the cusp of our musical future.” Upon its release, A Lincoln Portrait got an A- in the Village Voice, the same week that the newly released Tirez Tirez album Against All Flags received Pop Album of the Week in the New York Times.
1. Full Flow
3. High Frontier
5. Quick Thrust