Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Artist Ministry of Rites, Rent Romus & Tobias Fischer
Title GRID
Label Edgetone Records - EDT4079 -
Released On 10/14/2008

Modern music has followed a long tradition of filling up the spaces between so-called “sonic art” while still pulling from more traditional places like free jazz and contemporary classical music. Electronic music of the 20th century has always been labeled a “fringe-force” in contemporary culture, yet most other popular forms borrow from avant-garde electronic and musique concrete as well as industrialist traditions without paying any compliment to their origins. The music on this album was created remotely by both Rent Romus and Tobias Fischer in 2006…Somewhere between the worlds of free jazz and electronic music they must have made a pact to each forget where the other “came from” (not to meet one another half way between coasts) but to be independent of their influences enough to be fully in the tradition of both. It is a beautiful work of delicacy and shifting moods, wrong notes and lovely dissonances…this is a subtle work that requires quiet and solitude to unfold as both a complex and impassioned piece of sonic art that defines its own traditions.


Cover Art by Collette McCaslin
Feu Follet is Tobias Fischer - PC Electronics, Loops, Field Recordings, Piano
Rent Romus - analogue electronics, alto/soprano saxophones, voices, radio, and flute