John Krausbauer & David Kendall

Release Date: 17th August 2018

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The new album from composers John Krausbauer and David Kendall, PDRM will be released both digitally and on CD. To support the release, Krausbauer is touring North America, Japan and Mexico throughout 2018 alongside music composer and instrument builder Kaori Suzuki.

The release features a single extended composition, PDRM, evoking artists such as CC Hennix, Henry Flynt and Kevin Doria. PDRM has been mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Golden Retriever, Samson Stilwell, Kaori Suzuki).

PDRM is constructed from a ‘just’ tuned 3-string (bowed) electric guitar with real time and algorithmic delay/spatialization processing. Slow, spectral tonal movements and a deluge of polyrhythmic beats occur through (de)tunings and altered tempos. A 4-channel speaker system is employed when performing the composition live to achieve maximum spatialization and to activate the psychoacoustic potentials in the sonic variants,” explain the artists.

“Through their considered approach, John and David create a forceful sonic environment with this electroacoustic work. What initially drew me to PDRM is the sheer intensity of the piece. The listener is entirely drawn in throughout the 25-minutes, and subsequently there is a feeling of blissful relief — one has been elsewhere and is now returned.”
— Andy Fry, Sounds et al

“It definitely feels like a journey of some kind has been undertaken and completed, be the trip blissed-out, brain-addling, or otherwise”.


Cover artwork by Angy Wills

Gatefold sleeve

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John Krausbauer (b. Indianapolis) is a music conceptualist/multi-instrumentalist currently living in Oakland, CA. He has performed and presented his music in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Japan, in a multitude of settings – from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his have been released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan. A long time purveyor of the ur-drone and trance-psychedelia, his work involves audio transmissions for TOTAL/immersive sensory experience. Transcendence through repetition, duration, alternate tunings, maximum volumes, and (often) stroboscopic lighting. His current music projects include the Ecstatic Music Band (a 10+ member-collective of strings players); solo music for voice, violin, and synth; his collaboration with partner, Kaori Suzuki, with bells, voices, strings, tape; the Minimalist psych-punk group Night Collectors; his systems-based phase compositions; and an ongoing collaboration with the steel bodied resonator guitar player, R. Keenan Lawler.

Release — The album was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk.

Postage — US: CD ships via USPS media mail (2-5 days) // International: email for precise cost.

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