Ample Fire Within
Ample Fire Within cover
Ample Fire Within
Studio album by Ascend
Released May 27 2008
Recorded 2006 - 2008
Genre Drone/Doom, Jazz Fusion, Exprimental
Length 78:11 (Including Bonus Tracks)
Producer Ascend, Mathias Schneeberger
Ascend chronology
Ample Fire Within

Ample Fire Within is the only studio album by collaborative drone/jazz fusion project Ascend.


Work began on the project as far back as late 2006 when Greg Anderson and Gentry Densley expressed interest in doing a collaborative project together. The Los Angeles tracks recorded May 2007, Salt Lake City tracks recorded July 2007, Seattle tracks recorded Dec. 2006 + Oct. 2007 + Jan. 2008. Album mixed and mastered Jan. 2008. In the spring of 2008 the album was officially announced with a May release date.

Ample Fire Within was released on 27 May 2008 to positive reviews. A vinyl edition would see release two years later with two bonus tracks.


NOTE: Tracks A3 & D are exclusive to the vinyl version. All songs written by Ascend except where noted.

  • A1. The Obelisk Of Kolob (4:25)
  • A2. Ample Fire Within (7:08)
  • A3. Desert Cry (8:56) (McCoy Tyner)
  • B1. V.O.G. (10:27)
  • B2. Divine (9:08)
  • C1. Her Horse Is Thunder (9:34)
  • C2. Dark Matter (12:38)
  • D. Fenrir Ondi Ahman (16:02)


  • Greg Anderson - Bass, Guitar (All), Percussion (B1), Electric Wind (B3), Vocals (C2, D), Mixing (A3)
  • Gentry Densley - Guitar (all except B1), Sitar (B1, C2), Percussion (B1), Vocals (All except A1, C1)
  • Steve Moore - Trombone, Korg Ms20, Wurlitzer, Moog, Organ (Performs on all tracks)
  • Andy Patterson - Drums (A1, A2, C1, C2, D)
  • Attila Csihar - Vocals (A2)
  • Tyler Smith - Drums, Percussion (A3)
  • Kim Thayil - Guitar (B1)
  • Bubba Dupree - Lead Guitar (B1)
  • Bill Herzog - Percussion (B1), Chimes (C1)
  • Don McGreevy - Percussion (B1)
  • Randall Dunn - Percussion, Reeds (B1), Mixing (A1, A2, B1 to D)
  • Ascend - Recording (Los Angeles Tracks)
  • Mathias Schneeberger - Recording, Mixing (A3)
  • Mell Dettmer - Mastering
  • Rich Jacobs - Artwork
  • Stephen O'Malley - Design, Photography
  • Jen Anderson - Photography


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