delicate sen Four Years Later (since. why not)

The trio of myself, Anne Guthrie and Richard Kamerman present this new enough recording on Copy For Your Records.

Here’s what Brian Olewnick has to say about our latest missive:

An unexpected point of reference surfaced in my head while listening to this altogether wonderful new recording by Billy Gomberg (synthesizers), Anne Guthrie (French horn, preparations) and Richard Kamerman (drums, junk, YouTube, Deicide)–I found myself thinking of work done by the pre-Don Moye Art Ensemble, music from 1968-69 in which there’s (to my mind, anyway) a somewhat similar physicality and sense of space. Guthrie’s horn takes on Bowie’s role (about nine minutes into the second cut, she gives vent to a couple of startlingly Bowie-esque bleats), Gomberg perhaps Jarman (even some deep log drum echoes late on the first track!) and Kamerman a combo of Mitchell and Favors on “little instruments” (I can imagine the earlier group using YouTube and even Deicide were they available then). I take it for granted, of course, that nothing of the sort occupied the minds of these three musicians, that’s it’s just a function of this aging listener…Long tones of multiple kind, electronic and horn-generated, the latter sometimes strangled but always poignant, arrayed among a beautifully full yet spacious clatter, the three pieces sustained very ably, never over-meandering. There’s a wealth of great stuff here–repeated surprise as one delightful passage after another surfaces, unexpected but making sense in hindsight. Gomberg’s sensuous tendencies on synth are accommodated here more fully than I’ve heard before, not by simply an opposing stance taken by, say, Kamerman, but by choosing sounds that give those lush layers more weight, even if that element is (I take it) a YouTube instructional video on drawing a rabbit. Needless to say, the same works in reverse and more with Guthrie threading between and above. Roscoe Mitchell meets AMM may be overselling things but this marvelous session does hint at something new, even as it evokes something old. Great work, very exciting.

Billy Gomberg : synthesizers
Anne Guthrie : French horn, preparations
Richard Kamerman : Drums, junk, YouTube, Deicide

Yes, he keeps his neighbors in the bathroom
And they are made of grapes
Two ways to make a basic rabbit

glass-mastered CDs in full color digipacks
edition of 200 copies

Available from the source at Copy For Your Records as well as through ErstDist.

You’re ready.

8/29, Public Assembly: MURAL | Delicate Sen | Hall/Wooley/Yeh trio | Reed Evan Rosenberg

This coming Monday, the 29th, Delicate Sen is performing on an extra, extra special evening of music at Public Assembly in Brooklyn.

MURAL is a trio consisting of Australian windplayer Jim Denley with Norwegians Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach. They have performed since 2007 and released the critically acclaimed “Nectars of Emergence” on SOFA in january 2010. MURAL is a transparent orchestra, aiming for clarity and precision unafraid of static patterns they may encounter in the flux. There are chords, melodies and rhythms but hopefully free of clichéd systems. This is music that is constantly coming-into-being and never predictable in what it will discover. The group performed at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas in march 2010, a concert that was recorded by Ryan Edwards. In August 2011 the group is now returning to the States for a release tour of “MURAL Live at the Rothko Chapel,” which is being released on Rothko Chapel Publications.

Delicate Sen is the trio of Billy Gomberg (synthesizers), Anne Guthrie (french horn), and Richard Kamerman (percussion). Individually, the three have collaborated with a broad array of players in improvisation, new music, noise, electronica, and rock ‘n’ roll and worked with labels including Engraved Glass, Digitalis, Students of Decay, Experimedia, Obsolete Units, HOMOPHONI, Copy For Your Records, and more.

Nate Wooley, Ben Hall, C. Spencer Yeh continue their collective search as a trio for a musical place that inhabits the increasing density of their influences. Their music is the dark spot on the Venn diagram where noise, british improv tradition, contemporary classical music, electronic music, drone, and free jazz intersect.

Reed Evan Rosenberg is an American multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sound. He programs various digital instruments for each specific project on which he embarks, encompassing the areas of improvised electronic music, extreme computer music, and installation art. Recent projects include an in depth study of chaotic synthesis using Boris Chirikov’s Standard Map and a musical system using the boids algorithm which simulates the flocking patterns of birds and was most famously implemented in the CG of Jurassic Park.

Here’s the official event listing:

Public Assembly is located at:
70 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Billy Gomberg, Anne Guthrie, Richard Kamerman
Blue & Gold, Delicate Sen

well, a couple Fraufraulein releases on the web have pushed open the door this summer. Here is a very, very cool collaborative release featuring myself, Anne Guthrie and Richard Kamerman spinning off our Delicate Sen trio. Opening with a Fraufraulein duo, and closing with a great guitarron solo from Richard, it’s a good time, if you couldn’t already guess.

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thanks to Travis at Ilse for getting this one together!

I should have copies in stock shortly.