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encomiast (official capitalization) is a dark ambient project from the USA active since 1999.

Originally a duo of Ross Hagen and Nick Paul, later became a solo project of Ross Hagen, with additional live and recording contributions from Toby Sinkinson, Joe Skinner, Travis Bellet, and many others.

Ross Hagen - composition, production, performance (1999-)

Former members:
Nick Paul - synths, programming (1999-2003)
Samantha Balsam - vocals (2000-2001)
Megan Garland - flutes, vocals
Neville Harson - anything and everything
Samantha Balsam

Encomiast came into being around 1999 in Colorado, USA.

Other releases:
2000 - The View Beneath (self-released EP)

In addition, the project has been featured on about a dozen compilations, been involved in film music, and performed live in a semi-consistent manner. As indicated by the "members" section, the lineup is fairly malleable, as are the sound sources, encompassing everything from analog synths, to field recordings, to old rock demos.


5324 Encomiast - Encomiast album art Encomiast Encomiast (Album) MP3.com 5324 US 1999 Sell This Version
LENS0003 Encomiast - Winter's End album art Encomiast Winter's End(CD, Album) Lens Records LENS0003 US 2001 Sell This Version
HSCD09+ Encomiast - Espera album art Encomiast Espera (Album) H/S Recordings HSCD09+ UK 2003 Sell This Version
MS19 Encomiast - Mers De Sommeil album art Encomiast Mers De Sommeil(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Mystery Sea MS19 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
sp111 Encomiast - Encomiast / Sagramon album art Encomiast / Sagramon Encomiast / Sagramon - Encomiast / Sagramon(CDr, Album, Ltd) Swamp Of Pus sp111 US 2005 Sell This Version
Bliss09 Encomiast - Havens album art Encomiast Havens(CDr, Album) Crucial Bliss Bliss09 US 2005 Sell This Version
B&PLTD-005 Encomiast - [Laurentide] album art Encomiast [Laurentide](CDr, Album) Absolute Zero Media B&PLTD-005 US 2005 Sell This Version
[GOS27] Encomiast - Transit Bed album art Encomiast Transit Bed(CDr, Album) Gears Of Sand [GOS27] US 2007 Sell This Version
Bliss22 Encomiast - Bathed In Sunlight album art Encomiast Bathed In Sunlight(CDr, Album, Ltd) Crucial Bliss Bliss22 US 2008 Sell This Version
LENS0103 Encomiast - 139 Nevada album art Encomiast / The Copper Thieves Encomiast / The Copper Thieves - 139 Nevada(2xCDr, Ltd) Lens Records LENS0103 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Encomiast - Gravity Is Very Compelling album art Encomiast Gravity Is Very Compelling(File, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Encomiast Self-released) none US 2012
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Singles & EPs

24610 Encomiast Fear Of Wind Or Vertigo EP(CDr, EP, Enh) MP3.com 24610 US 2000 Sell This Version
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June 30, 2017
His release "Gravity Is Very Compelling" (not yet listed here as of 6/30/17) is available at https://encomiast.bandcamp.com/album/gravity-is-very-compelling

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