"On Ensemble is an exciting taiko ensemble looking at new ways to apply traditional Japanese drums." -Modern Drummer
"Using traditional taiko (Japanese drum) music as a spring-board for their contemporary world fusion mix, On Ensemble beautifuly combines folk, jazz and rock into a tightly-woven fabric..." -CDBaby.com
"On Ensemble propel the art form into mesmerizing territory with a swirling amalgamation of flutes, koto (Japanese zither), turntables, and Tuvan throat singing astride propulsive poly-rhythmic drum patterns." -Transform Online
NEIRO, On Ensemble's first DVD, features performances from the group's 2005 home concert series. With musical experience ranging from centuries-old Kabuki music, to jazz, rock and electronica, the On Ensemble has crafted a repertoire of ground-breaking music and has earned a reputation as one of North America's most innovative taiko (Japanese drum) groups. Tuvan throat singing, koto, electric guitar, turntable, western drum kit, voice, Japanese dance, bamboo flutes, percussion and taiko come together in a unique world fusion mix that "bends and refreshes the imagination."