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Collette McCaslin (formerly CJ Borosque)

Cornet, analogue electronics
Collette McCaslin is a San Francisco Bay Area based player of the Cornet, noisician,abstract artist, and writer.

In her youth she explored plunder-phonics as a means of expression “composing” tape works comprised of snippets of radio static, college radio and death metal.

As a teenager she was heavily influenced by her family to explore the realms of jazz, she played the saxophone at Cabrillo College. Her own interests diverged however, when she began working with guitar.Her first album "Machine" is a layered work of looping...

At some point in the last ten years she started working with analogue FX boxes and doing feedback based electronics. With that setup she has played in numerous situations. Including "Lords of Outland" where she interacts with other musicians, live, with a feedback based instrument. As well as headlining at NorCal Noise Fest many years in a row...

Later, she began playing the Cornet...which is currently her favorite instrument. She plays in Forward Energy, Lords of Outland, and various improvisational Orchestras...

She recently changed her public persona from "CJ Borosque" back to her Legal name "Collette McCaslin"

" ...solo guitar noise a la Lee Ranaldo, Caspar Brotzman. Fine layers of distortion, looping industrial machinery effects, hypnotic and droning mostly, like the sound of working in the bowels of a futuristic steel foundry on the planet moon Titan with robot drones standing guard, heavy artillery at their disposal."- KZSU FM radio

"She's also fond of noise, chaos, machine-like repetition, and songs that combine layers of sonic strata to create the sound of machines growing, expanding, and overtaking their surroundings until they collide and destroy each other in gear-stripping, paint-stripping sheets of sound. " - DEAD ANGEL

“Collette McCaslin (CJ Borosque) is a poet of the modern age.” - Frank Rubolino - onefinalnote.com/Cadence

“I watched as you shaped in Crystalline Sweetheart, Kafka's Gregor in a new form, female, and more generous in its estimation of itself...capable of dancing, celebrating the discovery of its difference”
- Dr. Demetrius Frederich Ké, satrap aka, Dr. Charles Poncé

"Collette McCaslin (CJ Borosque) has an imposing presence. Her poems are hardly light or delicate. Feel the chaos. Let the waves crash over your head. Absorb every body blow."-Jon Worley, Aiding & Abetting

“Her social critiques and daring efforts have earned her a unique niche between science fiction author and culturally aware poet. - Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide
CDs on which Collette McCaslin (formerly CJ Borosque) appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland Lords O Leaping
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Title: Lords O Leaping
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4153
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4153
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland The Proceedings of Dr. Ké
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Title: The Proceedings of Dr. Ké
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4143
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4143
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland Thee Unhip
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Title: Thee Unhip
Label: Nine Winds EDT4129/NW0298
Label page on this site: Nine Winds
Nine Winds EDT4129/NW0298
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland Cloudknitter Suite Live
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Title: Cloudknitter Suite Live
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4128
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4128
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland w/Vinny Golia Edge of Dark
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland w/Vinny Golia
Title: Edge of Dark
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4112
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4112
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland XV (The First Fifteen Years 1994-2009)
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Title: XV (The First Fifteen Years 1994-2009)
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4094
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4094
Rent Romus' Lords of Outland The Pit
Artist: Rent Romus' Lords of Outland
Title: The Pit
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4084
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4084
The Abstractions Novo Navigatio
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Novo Navigatio
Label: Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
C.J. REAVEN BOROSQUE with The LORDS OF OUTLAND The Metal Quan Yin "Destinations Suite"
Artist: C.J. REAVEN BOROSQUE with The LORDS OF OUTLAND
Title: The Metal Quan Yin "Destinations Suite"
Label: Edgetone Records 4011
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records 4011
C.J. Reaven Borosque MACHINE
Artist: C.J. Reaven Borosque
Title: MACHINE
Label: Edgetone Records 4020
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records 4020