Album Review: "Ain’t Got Long" by Art of Time Ensemble (8/10)

Art of Time Ensemble

Ain’t Got Long

Art of Time Recordings

Producer: Jonathan Goldsmith

Formed by Russian-born Andrew Burashko in 1997, Art of Time Ensemble is a non-profit Canadian collective of symphonically attuned musicians steeped in classical and jazz. Despite this orientation, they constantly color outside the lines. Past live presentations, for instance, have featured reinterpretations of Frank Zappa and The Beatles. For their sixth album, they deliver wooly takes on familiar tunes from Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, Paul Simon and more. Like an elegant candle, their sound burns slow, so have patience and keep listening. Once it clicks, their sound will warm your soul.