Eclipse Movement is a Hip Hop band that writes and performs original music. This Cincinnati based seven-piece are versatile style-mashers as they combine Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin, Classical & World music into their music. Their songs are interesting mixes of styles and aesthetics, combining new school with the old school, international influences with progressive Jazz harmonies, and Hip Hop vocals with the high-energy of a rock band. They perform with the precision of a ballet dancer but the attitude of a street fighter. Some have described Eclipse Movement as sounding like The Roots, Ozomatli, Outkast, and Garaj Mahal. This composite of talent comes from Brian Batchelor-Glader (keyboards, vocals and rhythm guitar), Max Gise (acoustic and electric guitars and vocals), Jibri McPherson(vocal), Rich Rone (vocal), Aaron Jacobs (upright and electric bass), Phillip Tipton (drums), and Paul Batchelor-Glader (saxophones).
Eclipse Movement has played festivals, clubs, and colleges throughout the Tri-state area and also in other nearby cities like Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Lexington and Cleveland. In August 2007, Eclipse Movement released their debut self-titled album and had the opening song “Mambo Hop” featured on WOXY’s local LIXX They've had a song featured on FOX 19. In 2008 and 2009, Eclipse won the Cincinnati Entertainment Award (CEA) for Best Hip Hop Band of the year. Eclipse Movement released a new live CD / DVD in the summer of 2009. Eclipse Movement just released their second studio album “Around the World” to rave reviews.
“The intricate lyrics, mixed with clear-cut, yet divine musical aptitude create a mind-blowing exhibition of sound.” –Lisa Colina, The Pulse
“The ensemble is an interesting mix of styles and aesthetics, combining new school… with old school...and international influences with progressive Jazz harmonies and a Hip Hop core. There is a depth, both musically and emotionally, that pervades and transforms what otherwise might be interpreted as simply dance grooves into something greater. Their original compositions are performed with the precision of a ballet dancer but the attitude of a street fighter.” – Elizabeth Wu, Citybeat
“Eclipse is simply first string players strung out on a musical concoction of ground breaking proportions.” – Eastside Vibes