Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

January 5, 2012

new SABRINA SIEGEL album “BOTTLECAPS” (KSE #214), now available

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full-length CDR, $7.00 ppd. anywhere

payment via paypal to  django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Proud to announce a new full-length album from Oregon-based multi-disciplinary artist SABRINA SIEGEL, “BOTTLECAPS” (KSE #214),  a suite of 7 improvisations for bass guitar and bottlecaps.  Siegel’s work here releases the musicality inherent in manufactured things divorced from their intended use—-in this case bottlecaps manipulated around a polished cement floor—-and juxtaposing that sound-experience with non-traditional playing on a traditional musical instrument, in this case an electric bass guitar. The result is a series of riveting soundscapes that blur their origins…are we listening to wind blowing through an abandoned shack in the desert and rattling pieces of the tin roof, are we listening to an electronic composition, are we listening to a bass and percussion duo? In the end, it does not matter. BOTTLECAPS still sounds fresh and spontaneous no matter how many times you play it; as you attempt to focus on it, it shape-shifts; and it’s an album that captures a strong physicality in the sound creation. It’s also a speaker-shredding experience that will test the low-end of whatever sound system you’re using. This is NOT meant to be heard on ear-buds! It’s an album that will interest everyone from fans of Jandek’s electric bass albums to those who enjoy experiencing site-specific sound happenings.  It’s an album for those who actively listen to the environments in which they live and become one with them. It’s certainly not like anything else you’ve heard, and it’s an exciting addition to the KSE catalog.

About this piece,  Ms. Siegel comments, “More than executing notes or rhythms or melody, a song or a piece of music to me is a field for being–for direct living, feeling, breathing, and expressing in the moment; for sinking deeply, or flying highly into self/Self; or just maintaining our balance–which may reveal a simple beauty or truth. And like life, one rides the waves of grace and the precarious–in this existence, the better we watch and listen, the easier and more potent our flight. ”         What else needs to be said?

Limited, hand-numbered edition of 93 copies, available for only $7 ppd. anywhere. Payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com…please leave a note at Paypal w/ your order indicating which cdr you are ordering.

And why not also get some of our other CDR’s of experimental music at super-low prices, also postpaid anywhere:

full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)


KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)


KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”


3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

note: we have released the final cdr in the 3″ format (ST 37) and will allow these to sell out and go out of print as we enter 2012; they will not be re-pressed ever, so get the ones you want NOW…

KSE #205 , ST 37, “K B D P” 

KSE #203,  R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE #196 , SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”

KSE #202, BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”


KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”


Sabrina has over a dozen diverse albums available, many of which can be purchased here (either downloads or physical cdr’s):

You can explore many aspects of Sabrina Siegel’s creative work by following the links found here:

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