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The Privacy of Domestic Life (Centrediscs, 2018)The Privacy of Domestic Life explores thresholds between temporal stability and instability, human and electronically produced sounds, and popular and contemporary musical idioms. There is something here for listeners of all persuasions: Adam Basanta exploits the interaction between human and machine performers, Taylor Brook alchemizes a kaleidoscope of metallic sounds, Beavan Flanagan finds sonic harmony between drummers playing at different speeds, and Duncan Schouten juxtaposes quasi improvisatory soundscapes and hyper-rhythmic metal drumming.
Metatron (DAME/Ambiances Magnétiques, 2017)After the Second World War my grandparents dragged a used 1902 upright piano down the road and installed it in their living room. This is the first instrument I can remember. My grandmother’s collection of yellowing song sheets sat in the piano bench my entire life with watercolour illustrations of well-dressed couples dance across each page, beaming out at the reader, overflowing with sentimentality for a dance culture that was slipping away. A beautiful memory, but eventually the piano had to go, and it would go by chainsaw. When she died, I inherited my grandmother’s musical materials. Beloved music cuts a path through format, technology, and time, an idea that planted the seeds for Metatron. — Eliot Britton
Katana of Choice (Redshift Records, 2017)For the past fifteen years, Ben Reimer has been exploring a new role for the drumset in the context of contemporary art music performance. The music on Katana of Choice – Music for Drumset Soloist, written or arranged for Ben, is a convergence of influences from icons of the past with new performance techniques and modes of musical expression. Through commissions, performances and this recording, Ben aims to stimulate new repertoire which further expands the history of the instrument. With this new repertoire and its resulting techniques and performance practices, he has found his way, like generations of drummers before him, to contribute to this rich history.
Bookburners (Centrediscs, 2014)Bookburners comprises a collection of Nicole Lizée’s works from the past five years picking up where 2008’s This Will Not Be Televised left off. Bookburners presents a number of Lizée’s fixations and obsessions that have infiltrated the five pieces on the album: a reinterpretation of rave culture, John Cage, Hitchcock, witchhouse meets classical, turntablism, iconography, meticulously notated glitch, auteur theory, voyeurism, malfunction, psychopaths, phantoms, backmasking, crate digging, grave digging and a sonic depiction of the imagination of graphic designer Saul Bass - and their melding with classical, concert, notated music.