Valley of Fire is El Ten Eleven most thematically committed record, merging personal anecdotes with the larger ecosystem of the sound. While the album was inspired by organic beauty, its seven songs are still rife with El Ten Eleven’s trademark technical flair. This is their 13th record, and it’s clear Valley of Fire and El Ten Eleven has evolved with a similar cadence. The trials of age and experience have ushered in something altogether new… Bandcamp
Valley of Fire is a bit of a departure for instrumental rock duo El Ten Eleven. While usually upbeat, their music has always had its bittersweet or melancholy tendencies, reflecting on the losses of loved ones while also celebrating their lives. They’ve also found inventive ways to construct danceable grooves without any sort of programming or sequencing, but with the aid of real-time looping effects, earning a sizeable following as a live act… AllMusic
El Ten Eleven: Valley of Fire
1. New Year’s Day (04:52)
2. Not Even Almost (05:22)
3. Volsens (03:12)
4. Two Views of a Secret (04:22)
5. White Domes (04:45)
6. Days of Our Lives (03:55)
7. Valley of Fire (05:40)
Kristian Dunn: Basses
Tim Fogarty: Drums
Produced by Sonny DiPerri & El Ten Eleven.
Recorded at Sonic Ranch by Sonny DiPerri, Ram Cantu assisting.
Mixed at Octopus Beak by Sonny DiPerri.
Mastered by Dave Cooley.
Photo by Mark Owens.
Product Dimensions : 4.92 x 5.51 x 0.39 inches; 1.06 Ounces
Manufacturer : Joyful Noise Records
Original Release Date : 2023
Label : Joyful Noise Records
ASIN : B0BS49V16Z
Number of discs : 1