electronic press kit


'Pets & Therapy

(March 2024 - W.E.R.F records)

'Behind the Marble'

(2022 - W.E.R.F records)

"Limbs" (2019 - Smeraldina-Rima)

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"A different, green world, as Brian Eno once imagined. Mós Ensemble lives up to their name, pollinating every ear as one, growing, rampantly moving organism. Music as the matrix for spring dreams, for an arcadian adventure.

A pristine archipelago in a sea of jazz, folk, and psychedelica. No land of milk and honey, but of wriggling, withering chords and rhythms, of serene, softly sprinkling torrents of sound.

A place where a trio of angels , sirens cast ashore, scatter seeds with their lungs. Reed and brass provide either breeze or blizzard. Double bass and guitar are the tides, drums foster night or day time. And the songs are the birds, the bees, the fruit, the rain or sun. In the land of Mós grey is not an option, the soil is always rich and fertile. A world of hummus and wonder. Like a Richard Attenborough documentary, but loose and improvised."

(c) Jonas Boel

Press Quotes

VRT Radio 1

"On Pets & Therapy the band takes a walk in nature and weave a web of intimate musicality, leaving space for the voices of Roos Denayer, Astrid Creve en Marta Del Grandi, a mini-choir with Ghentish and Italian colours."

Knack Focus

"Soundtrack-vibes, light-footed chamberfolk, sunny indiekrautpop, sharp jazzpunk.. Check it out!" (****)

(on Limbs) "Mystical & slightly enchanting. Abstract but humane" (****)

Written in Music

"A band who dears to make this kind op triggering music deserves the biggest stage and attention. mòs ensemble is doing it for 3 albums and they only keep on getting better." (****1/2*)

Luminous Dash

"One of the best releases this year!"

(on Pets & Therapy) 


"The diverse nature of mós ensemble’s music makes this highly original band one of the most intriguing and unique outfits anywhere in Europe right now."

Le Soir

"Chaque morceau est une petite symphonie, surprenante et poétique."


(on Limbs) "..This first album is a big succes..." "A surpising & endearing album" (***)


"The most fascinating music does not only offer something recognisable, but also opens new doors. That is exactly what happens here. Behind the Marble is a courageous next step, a generous immersion and an open invitation. So, jump!" 


Since its debut in 2019, mòs ensemble has turned into an eight-piece band guided by a collective vision, with a preference for areas where genres overlap or cease to matter, where rich arrangements of voices and other instruments become fully realized. The band members are active with an impressive list of bands and projects - in pop, jazz and remote areas -, and relinquish this broad-mindedness with a self-evident love for adventure and exciting interaction. The result is a collective in continual transformation, maintaining a balancing act between wonder and determination.

Pets & Therapy is the sound of a band still honing its sound, refusing to settle for a formula. Not because they’re trying to adapt to the whims of the day, but because their inner urges compel them to. It’s spellbinding to witness how this octet has managed to refine its art while keeping that sense of unpredictable discovery intact. If anything, the ongoing tension between apparent contradictions is what makes their third album such a winner.

Recorded in the spring and fall of 2022 in Ghent and Milan, Pets & Therapy boasts eleven songs instead of seven like its predecessors Limbs (2019) and Behind The Marble (2022). It is at once more compact and nimble, as well as more elaborate and ingenious, the separate parts of the bands merging more fluently while keeping their distinctive individual identities intact. Just observe the way Roos Denayer, Astrid Creve and Marta Del Grandi have perfected their vocal arrangements, combining the gently alluring with the boldly experimental. They function as a mini choir, a three-headed siren ensemble with distinct, yet delightfully connected voices.

The same can be said about the instrumentalists and the band as a whole. They dare to contrast fragile introspection with outward exploration and exuberance, breaking down barriers with glee and guts. By now, labels like pop, jazz and chamber music hardly matter anymore. mòs ensemble became a band that swiftly switches from light-footed energy to dense drama, from dreamy fragility to punkish power, from melancholia to euphoria, and from the direct to the whimsical.

Vocals, reeds, guitar/mandolin, keyboards, bass and drums function as colours in a canvas showing how we never cease to think, feel, watch and interpret. It’s a familiar story, about people trying to make sense of themselves and their place in the world while being connected to others, but you rarely get it presented with this combination of imagination, prowess and a sense of collectively shared vision. Pets & Therapy is also the sound of a band reaching a new artistic peak.