Los Angeles based instrumental outfit El Ten Eleven are celebrating the 15 year anniversary of their self-titled debut album, and to mark the occasion, the duo of Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty are reissuing the record and releasing a special limited edition box set featuring their first five albums. “When we first put it out there was very little reaction”, said Dunn speaking about their debut record. “But the reaction we did get was very passionate, which was exciting for us because we felt like we were on to something.” He added:
“When we first started and we made that first record, I was really worried that people would only be interested in the novelty of us looping and playing everything by ourselves as just two people. I was worried that they wouldn’t be moved by the music. But as it turned out, although people were impressed that it was just the two of us, they love the music.“
Predeceding both releases, El Ten Eleven have shared ‘Fanshawe (Live from Asheville)’, a bonus track lifted from the forthcoming reissue. Take a listen now.
El Ten Eleven: 15th anniversary edition will be out on September 27th through Joyful Noise Recordings.