Cloakfern is a Michigan-based experimental musician and songwriter who weaves his guitar and vocal parts in and out of a colorfield of hypnotic electronic tone loops that constantly expand and contract.
On Embossed Tales Of Throats the duo continues to develop a strong improvised language that pushes and pulls at sound playing in and outside of each other, at the acoustic resonances of their instruments and bodies, at their shared performance histories and at creating electrified playing experiences. The duo also investigates the use of both tape and digital recording technologies and various microphones to create changing impressions of their sounds and inspiration for new gestures.
The first album from John Collins McCormick released under his own name, is a collection of his sound sculptures that he has created and performed between 2012 and 2014. It is a patient collection. Ten pieces, just over two hours of sound. It is released in conjunction with McCormick's M.F.A. Exhibition at Herron school of art and design.
Created almost exclusively with hacked electronics and programming, the pieces were recorded and assembled using a hacked toy as the main sound source, pure data for digital sound processing and software for finishing touches. Improvisational processes, errors are always welcome.
Jim Baker is an improviser who focuses on the keyboard arts – pianos, keyboards, synthesizers. Sarah Ritch is a composer and improviser who uses cello, electronics and guitar to explore her sound world.