The Squid's Ear Magazine

  Rapid SSL





  American Express

© 2002-2016, Squidco LLC

Percussionist Robair placed an Ebow over a street-sweeper blade or a short length of guitar string, and then placed those on the head of a snare drum or floor tom, recording without effects to allow natural rhythms and harmonic modulation to come forth.

Robair, Gino
Solo Drums with Ebow

Robair, Gino: Solo Drums with Ebow (Bug Incision Records)
Label: Bug Incision Records    
Released in: Canada    

"The sounds on this recording were produced by placing an Ebow over either a street-sweeper blade or a short length of a guitar string. The Ebow and metal were then placed on the head of a snare drum or floor tom. No effects (reverb, filtering, distortion) were added to the recordings. The sound you hear was captured by a single microphone placed a few inches above the sound source.

In these performances, the blade or string was positioned in such a way that they were unstable against the power of the Ebow. This results in rhythms and harmonic modulation that evolve over time and without human interaction. My only involvement ways to move the metal item into position and listen to the results.

The blades were found on the streets of Berlin, Stockholm, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, and Portland, Oregon."-Gino Robair

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
Percussion & Drums
Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
West Coast/Pacific US Jazz
Solo Artist Recordings

Search for other titles on the Bug Incision Records label.

Other Recommended Releases:
Thomson, Scott
Heures Indues
(Bug Incision Records)
Oliver, Cody
Rodent Landscapes
(Bug Incision Records)
Farmer / Munthe
Angle Of Repose
(Bug Incision Records)
Djupvik, Ola
Butcher, John / Gino Robair
Bottle Breaking Heart Leap [VINYL]
Arrias / Munthe
Torso And Legs
(Bug Incision Records)
Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL]
Auris + Gino
(Public Eyesore)
McDonas, Thollem / Gino Robair
Trio Music Minus One (For Dennis Palmer)
(Setola Di Maiale)
Seeded Plain (Day / Kreimer)
Provincial Stammer
(Bug Incision Records)
Williams, Darren
(Bug Incision Records)
Epps, Ellwood / Joshua Zubot
Land of Marigold
(Bug Incision Records)
Ezramo / Robair / Fenech / Buchler feat. Argo Ulva
Shiurba, John
Skronktet West, The
Cleveland, Barry
(MoonJune Records)
Frith, Fred
Eye To Ear III
Larner, Brett
Itadakimasu - Improvised Duets 1994-2000
Staiano's, Moe! / Moe!Kestra!
An Inescapable Siren Earshot Distance Therein and Other Whereabouts
(Edgetone Records)
Grosse Abfahrt
Ochs, Larry / Rova Special Sextet / OrkestRova
The Mirror World (for Stan Brakhage)
Grosse Abfahrt
Everything That Disappears
Grosse Abfahrt
Erstes Luftschiffe Zu Kalifornien
(Creative Sources)
Ulher, Birgit / Robair, Gino
(Creative Sources)
Butcher, John / Gino Robair / Matthew Sperry
12 Milagritos

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought:
Gray / Hobbs / Hostetter / Braman
Lawnmower II
(Clean Feed)
Price: $11.95
In Stock


Shipping Weight: 1.00 units

Quantity in Basket: None

Product Information:

Label: Bug Incision Records
Catalog ID: bim-57
Squidco Product Code: 17446

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock foldover in plastic sleeve
Recorded upstairs on July 4th, 2012.


Gino Robair-drums, ebow

Highlight an artist name or instrument above
and click here to Search

Track Listing:

1. wound string 6:33

2. blade 10:26

3. string and blade 13:03

4. strings and blade 9:26

5. blades 11:23

What are other customers searching for?