We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

An Ambitious Few

by Black Ladder

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9.99 USD


Bora Bora 07:57
Magic Doctor 07:13
Junk Mail 04:47
Orionis 08:40


The long awaited second release from this progressive instrumental trio.

Refined, matured, and more focused, Black Ladder's creativity and talent continue to shine in their long awaited follow up album.

With a sampling of tracks that range from the mellow, delicate tones of "One Quite Night" to the raucous crowd-pleaser "Midnight at Dracula's," this album is not content to rest in one sonic space. The group's influences shine through, from the classical motifs found in "Bora Bora" to the spaced-out, funk rock trip that is "Magic Doctor." The band's sophomore effort proves that this band has something to offer everyone, providing traditional jam oriented tracks alongside sprawling prog-rock epics.

"An Ambitious Few" continues to display Black Ladder's skill and drive to push the limits of their trio. This richly layered album begs to be listened to end to end, again and again.


released February 7, 2018

Black Ladder:
Shane Lamb - Keyboard, Percussion, Vocals, Cat Toys
Clarence Riley IV - Bass Guitars, Didgeridoo, Vocals, Yak Horn
Ray Cardenas - Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Kazoo, Toy Whistle

*All songs written and produced by Black Ladder

Guest Musician:
Lisa Lamb – Flute (March of Cambyses)

Album Artwork:
Michael Culler

Shane Lamb – Mixing and Production
Chace Levi – Recording Engineer, Inside Sound
Steve Corrao – Mastering, Sage Audio


Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.



Black Ladder Austin, Texas

Black Ladder is a progressive rock trio currently based in Austin, TX. Members include Shane Lamb (keyboard), Clarence Riley, IV (bass), and Ray Cardenas (drums). The band’s sound developed from a merging of Shane’s classically influenced licks, Clarence’s heavy funk bass lines, and Ray’s crafted rock grooves. Black Ladder recently recorded and produced their first full-length, self-titled album. ... more

contact / help

Contact Black Ladder

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Black Ladder, you may also like: