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Artist Bruckmann/Djll/Heule/Nishi-Smith
Title Brittle Feebling
Label Bandcamp - -
Released On 10/2/2020
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Brittle Feebling prickles and bleats, an abrasive delicacy. Fricative rasp and withheld breath seethe together in a discomfiting cuddle. Perfectly respectable instruments born of classicisms both Euro and Nippon are recast, glanced at askance, as the misbegotten miscreants of Imperialisms they (also) are.

This album arises from a most quixotic endeavor: the tenuous, long-term maintenance of a freely improvising collective, comprising unreasonably busy artists, within a scene largely devoted to the peripatetic ad hoc and a culture at large that could hardly care less. Brittle Feebling is the first documentation of this particular quartet subset, although sub-subset precedents include Addleds, whose album Mottle came out in 2013.

The four of us find it terribly lovely, and we hope you might as well.

released October 2, 2020

Kyle Bruckmann: oboe/English horn
Tom Djll: trumpet
Jacob Felix Heule: floor tom
Kanoko Nishi-Smith: koto

recorded May 12 and June 24, 2018 in Berkeley, California

recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jacob Felix Heule

drawings and layout by Theresa Currie