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Wrack .​.​.​Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire

by Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack

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    A Kathleen Judge original, designed and printed for the 2012 release of Cracked Refraction (Porter Records). 70 were produced and numbered; I've got 12 left.

    (If you're also ordering the W.A.S.T.E. poster, please email me before ordering - i certainly don't need to charge for the postage on 2 shipping tubes).
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  • Ltd Edition CD in letterpressed package by www.krankpress.com
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    For those still committed to the album as art OBJECT, we tried to make this one a beauty. A run of 250 comes in a hand-printed chipboard package designed by Elinor Nissley of www.krankpress.com (who also made the beautiful posters).

    Shipping within the US is included with price! I wish I didn't have to charge more for overseas orders, but things being as they are...

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  • Ltd Edition hand-printed gig poster

    Designed, printed, and numbered by Elinor Nissley of www.krankpress.com (who also made the CD packaging). If you've got a preference, indicate whether you'd prefer the CA premiere version (SF/LA/Sacramento) or the Midwest CD release version (CHI/MKE).

    Nor selected and numbered 20 of each run...I'm pretty sure there's a SMALL stash still buried somewhere in the closet, but PLEASE EMAIL ME BEFORE ORDERING so I can check...

    (If you are also purchasing the Kathleen Judge poster for Cracked Refraction, please email me before placing order - I certainly won't need to charge for postage on two mailing tubes.)

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Overture 02:25


Kyle Bruckmann's long running avant chamber ensemble returns with the core lineup of Bruckmann (oboe, english horn), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Jen Clare Paulson (viola), Anton Hatwich (bass), and Tim Daisy (percussion) joined by Darren Johnston (trumpet) and Jeb Bishop (trombone). …Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire is a sprawling, kaleidoscopic “musical phantasmagoria” inspired by the novels of Thomas Pynchon, anchored by instrumental settings of fictional song lyrics found in V., The Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity’s Rainbow. It is made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2012 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and was premiered at the Outsound New Music Summit.

More about the development of ...Awaits Silent Tristero's Empire can be found on Kyle Bruckmann's site.

CD in a cardboard letter pressed sleeve by Krankpress SSM-014.


released April 22, 2014

Kyle Bruckmann - oboe
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Darren Johnston - trumpet
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Tim Daisy - drums
Jen Clare Paulson - viola
Anton Hatwich - bass

Recorded in July of 2013 by Myles Boisen at Guerrilla Recording in Oakland, CA. Mixed and Mastered by Myles Boisen at the Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA.


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Kyle Bruckmann Oakland, California

Oakland, CA-based composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a classical foundation into genre-bending gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. From 1996-2003, he was a fixture in Chicago’s musical underground; long-term affiliations include the electro-acoustic duo EKG, the art-punk monstrosity Lozenge, and the Creative Music quintet Wrack. ... more

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