ANTS, A New Timeless Sound // experimental record label established in Rome, Italy, 2001
R Keenan Lawler & John Krausbauer “Spectre of radiants” is a
droning, everlasting buzz of strings, gently undulating and
intersecting.
Unconventionally played, as usual, the resonator guitars and
the banjos, builds the perfect stream of sound to accompany
your longest days.
Fitting in the ultraminimalist/drone panorama, this acoustic
gem follow the lineage draw by authours like Phill Niblock,
Tony Conrad or Elaine Radigue, mixing and confonting it with
the direct attitude toward sound of people like Jim O'Rourke
to finally build another chapter in the investigation on
acoustic and physics that underline the very musical spirit of
the authors.

R Keenan Lawler is a Louisville, Kentucky based multi-
instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and sound artist.
Influenced and obsessed by post-punk, jazz, free
improvisation, ancient and modern classical music, blues,
nature, non-western music and a philosophy of
"transcendence through sound." He is best known for
developing a highly focused idiosyncratic language on the
metal-bodied resonator guitar, extending its timbral and
harmonic range far outside the usual role in bluegrass and
blues.
Lawler has performed solo in the US and Europe, and has
worked with a wide range of diverse artists including Matmos,
Pelt, Rhys Chatham, My Morning Jacket, John Butcher, Susan
Alcorn, Tatsuya Nakatani , Helena Espvall, Lukas Ligeti, Ignaz
Schick, Phillip Samartzis, Jack Wright, Tim Barnes and John
Krausbauer. His sound art has been presented in Moma/PS1,
Brooklyn, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, and in collaboration with
artists Thaniel Ion Lee, Sandra Gibson, Valerie Sutherland
Fuchs, and Russell Hulsey. He has shared stages with artists as
diverse as John Fahey, Widespread Panic, Sudden Infant, Jim
Carroll, and Vieux Farka Toure. He is presently performing
solo, with various collaborators, and as a member of music
collectives WET, Limited Hangout and Seismic Corruption
Band.

John Krausbauer is a composer/multi-instrumentalist/
improviser based in Oakland, CA and co-founder of the
Los Angeles publishing label, Besom Presse.
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
stroboscopic lighting.
He's performed and presented his music across N America,
Europe, and Japan in a multitude of settings - from
basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches,
and art museums. Over 20 recordings of his have been
released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan.
His group and solo music can be found on Important, Beta-
Lactam Ring, ANTS, Fabrica, Debacle, Autumn, Thin Wrist
(upcoming), and a number of other international labels.
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 ongoing duo collaborations with
Kentuckian steel bodied resonator guitar player R. Keenan
Lawler, NYC bagpipe player David Watson, and Tokyo based
guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama.

track list
1)  Spectre of Radiants   44:11


released 13/09/2019

Of related interest:
Durand - SCHWINGENDE LUFTSAULEN
Krausbauer - BEATS
If, Bwana - FIRE CHORUS
Durand - SCHWINGENDE LUFTSAULEN 2
R Keenan Lawler & John Krausbauer
SPECTRE OF RADIANTS
AG20
Cardboard Folded cover
Artwork by Stephen Stevens
1 audio CD

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