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Seeded Plain (Day / Kreimer): Provincial Stammer (Bug Incision Records)

The duo of Bryan Day (Eloine, Shelf Life) and instrument builder Jay Kreimer in what they describe as "confrontational gamelan theatre", a form of amplified metal/object-based improvisation.
 

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Bryan Day

Jay Kreimer


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Label: Bug Incision Records
Catalog ID: bim-63
Squidco Product Code: 18176

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock foldover in plastic sleeve
Recorded at Toothblack House in Lincoln, NE in August 2012.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Provincial Stammer is the new album from the duo of Bryan Day (Eloine, Shelf Life) and Jay Kreimer. The former came to the attention of Bug Incision sometime in the last year or so, along with his excellent labels Public Eyesore and Eh? Records, and this is one of the many excellent things we've heard coming out of his world.

Kreimer is an instrument builder and sculptor whose work has been shown in galleries across the US and in China. The group describes themselves as "confrontational gamelan theatre", which is as good a description as any, because trying to discern or describe what's going can be a challenging proposition. Amplified metal/object-based improvisation might cover it, but that's still pretty vague. But, it seems that this vagueness is welcomed - and exciting even - and the music is all the better for it."-Bug Incision


Artist Biographies

"Bryan Day is a sonic adventurer, painter and inventor of curious things based in the East Bay. Using scavenged electronics, repurposed mechanical components and amplified materials that you might find in your garage or your great uncle's office, he re-imagines them into constructivist sound sculptures. Day has performed, taught workshops, and built sound installations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. He spends his days designing, building and fixing exhibits at the Exploratorium and Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco.

Festival appearances include Soundwave Festival (San Francisco, 2014), Thingamajigs Festival (San Francisco, 2013), New Media Sound and Art Summit (Austin, 2013), Milwaukee Noise Festival (Milwaukee, 2012), Denver Noise Festival (Denver, 2011), Heliotrope Festival (Minneapolis, 2010), Megapolis Festival (Baltimore, 2010), Denver Noise Festival (Denver, 2010), Transistor Festival (Denver, 2009), Quiet Music Festival (Cork, Ireland, 2008), Sonic Circuits Festival (Washington, D.C., 2007), Soundfield Festival (Chicago, 2005), and SubZero Festival (Minneapolis, 2001). Day has over 40 solo and ensemble releases on labels such as Creative Sources, Bug Incision, Friends and Relatives, Gameboy, Freedom From, Digitalis, Featherspines, Neus-318, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Unread, and Seagull.

Since 1997 he has been running the new music label Public Eyesore and its sister label Eh?. Through Public Eyesore and Eh?, Day has produced and released over 250 albums of improvised and experimental music by artists from all over the globe and organized numerous tours for American artists in Japan. Day curated regular events at Canessa Gallery, Meridian Galley, Clawfoot House (Lincoln, 2009-2010), Tiptop Haus (Omaha, 2005-2007), The Magic Theatre (Omaha, 2006) and Sitting Still, Going Places first Friday series at Chatterbox (Lincoln, 2006-2007).

Day facilitates invented instrument building workshops, both to build instruments of his own design and freeform workshops that focus on building sound objects using repurposed materials. These include Whiskerphone, Rotowhisker, Sonic Marionette, Sound Mouse, Junk Kalimba and Circuit Bending. Get in touch if you are interested in hosting a workshop."

-Bryan Day Website (http://www.bryanday.net/bio.php)
2/21/2024

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"Jay Kreimer is a musician, instrument maker, sculptor, composer and educator. More to the point, he is an alchemist of hardware stores, surplus catalogs, and discarded objects, who assembles new things out of scraps of possibility. Kreimer has performed across Europe, including Dublin, Cork, London, Glasgow, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, and played at D-22 in Beijing. He presented an interactive talk/performance at the 2008 ISIM conference in Denver, and Santa Cruz. In collaboration with Wendy Weiss, he has shown sound and sculptural work in Beijing, San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, Washington D.C, and showed a major installation in Kansas City and Tulsa. He spent the winter of 2009 in Vadodara, India, rewiring neuromuscular circuits by studying tabla. Kreimer also performs with The Mighty Vitamins and Seeded Plain."

-Jay Kreimer Website (https://jaykreimer.tumblr.com/about)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Fibercast 8:32

2. Shell Medium 2:40

3. Lottery Banks 6:37

4. Mortar Research 2:56

5. Wooly Crawl 10:58

6. Jog Auto 8:24

7. Milk Lodge 7:14

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation
Duo Recordings

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