R Keenan Lawler & John Krausbauer “Spectre of radiants” is a
droning, everlasting buzz of strings, gently undulating and
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
R Keenan Lawler is a guitarist who has collaborated or
performed with a wide range of forward-thinking musicians
and mavericks including Rhys Chatham, John Butcher, Eliott
Sharp, Charalambides, Ignaz Schick/Perlonex, Kaffe Matthews,
Burning Star Core, Jason Kahn, Ut Gret, Kevin Drumm, Helena
Espvall, Ian Nagoski, Alan Licht, Taksuya Nakatani, Bhob
Rainey, Eric Carbonara and Joseph Suchy.
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
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.
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