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Coppice: Matches (Category of Manifestation)

The experimental Chicago duo of Joseph Kramer & Noe Cuellar in a release of various collaborative processes between 2009-2015 using a wide range of compositional structures and recorded in various locations using instruments and objects related to bellows and electronics.

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Label: Category of Manifestation
Catalog ID: KIND_2
Squidco Product Code: 21248

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case
Tracks 1 and 6 recorded in Chicago at home.

Tracks 2 and 5 recorded in Reykjav’k at Korpulfsstaoir.

Track 3 recorded in Chicago at Brown Rice and at home.

Tracks 4 and 5 recorded in Chicago at High Concept Laboratories.

Track 5 also recorded in Chicago at Poetry Foundation and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Track 7 recorded in Chicago at home, with additional samples recorded at various locations in Hull, IL and Marfa, TX.


Joseph Kramer-composer, performer

Noe Cuellar-composer, performer

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track listing:

1. Held Cascade 1:24

2. Bromine 6:14

3. Labile Form 3:41

4. Discharge Form 4:48

5. Subparallel Episode 0:31

6. Bramble 10:04

7. Caper 7:15
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"Matches is "a story with many holes" for lovers of music and sound. The album formed from various collaborative processes between 2009-2015. It's made up of various compositional structures (studio, live, and a mixture of both), it was recorded in various locations (in and out of Chicago in both home and studio settings), with many instruments and objects related to bellows and electronics (shruti boxes, prepared pump organ, and tape processes), as well as new technologies and signal processors of custom design."-Catagory of Manifestation

"Their music is full of noises caused by what most musicians would consider imperfections, creaks and clatter, but instead of masking these noises, they are drawn out and become the defining characteristic of the sounds produced. These delicate sounds are knit into heavy textural pieces and the reward of these painfully crafted instruments is immediately apparent in their music."-Sullivan Davis, Resonance Series, 2015

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Electro-Acoustic Improv
Sound, Noise, &c.
Electronic Forms
New in Experimental & Electronic Music

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