• wrekmeister harmonies Recordings Made In Public Spaces Volume One (CD + DVD, £12.75)

    label: atavistic

    Wrekmeister Harmonies is JR Robinson & an ever-changing group of noteworthy collaborators, including members of Jesus Lizard, Tortoise, US Maple, Bride Of No No & The Vandermark 5. The Chicago-based sound artist has created live, ambient tonefields in museums around the US and Europe, including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and The Art Centre Berlin. Robinson has injected these recordings into collaborations with some like-minded heavy hitters in the noise, post-rock and jazz worlds such as David Yow (Jesus Lizard / Scratch Acid), Mark Shippy & Pat Samson (US Maple), Azita Youssefi, John Herndon & Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Keefe Jackson, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Ken Vandermark. The end result, dubbed Wrekmeister Harmonies, is a distinctive hybrid of sound art and avant garde musics, evoking the essences and influences of masterworks like Joe McPhee’s ‘Nation Time’, Lou Reed’s ‘Metal Machine Music’ and the sound collages of Karlheinz Stockhausen. ‘Recordings Made In Public Spaces Volume One’ is the debut collection of these recordings.

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