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Empty Space Orchestra / Press

“Holy smokes! Gliding through an often jazz-based landscape that is filled with valleys and peaks of prog-rock and near-thrashing metal, ESO is a powerhouse live experience bordering on full-blown spectacle.”

"...they’re really, really, really good at what they do, which is build epic, bruising rock jams that sound like they were shipped overnight from Jupiter.

Ben Salmon - Frequency / GO! Magazine

“one of Bend's most promising bands and one that's at the forefront of instrumental innovation in the Northwest.”

Mike Bookey - The Source Weekly

“Together, the quartet unleashed a flood of creativity, playing stuff that sounded like the soundtrack to space exploration, and other stuff that sounded like the Oompa Loompa song re-written for the year 3000. ”

Ben Salmon - Frequency / GO! Magazine

“This is the sound-track space scope narrative that fits at least one of your memorable REM stints in wonderland. ”

Jason Graham a.k.a. Mosley Wotta

“ESO hangs its hat on spandex-tight numbers that are remarkably scripted with each change meticulously crafted and locked into the band’s collective memory.”

Mike Bookey - The Source Weekly

“And people love the percussion freakouts, where all four members man drums of some kind. It’s a polyrhythmic spectacle, thudding and tribal.”

Ben Salmon - Frequency / GO! Magazine