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june 2010

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Seeded Plain

"Land Tracts" CD


Genre: free improv, experimental

Mar 30, 2009

This collaboration between Jay Kreimer and experimental scene veteran Bryan Day (of Public Eyesore fame) is a mesmerizing audio canvas of sonic detritus. On a bed of brooding darkness, Kreimer and Day emit creaks, groans, and other ephemera to create a brilliantly haunting work of improvised experimental music. The record sounds like the score to a terrifying horror film, almost incidental in its abstractness yet still carefully orchestrated. I'm not sure if this was recorded in an empty, haunted mansion but the reverberation of each clatter and clang makes it sound that way. With only sixty copies kicking around, Land Tracts might not be around for long. This, of course, is a shame, because Kreimer and Day have recorded a fine example of free improv done just right.

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Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 6 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2008]