Kendra Steiner Editions

July 1, 2015

the collaboration that had to happen: FOSSILS, “WITH BRIAN RURYK” (KSE #312), 48-copy edition, co-release with Middle James Co.

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FOSSILS

“With Brian Ruryk”

KSE #312/MJC #441

a co-release of Kendra Steiner Editions and Middle James Co.

CDR album, edition of 44 copies (22 from KSE, 22 from MJC)

$8 US / $11.50 elsewhere   payment via paypal to   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide address/item ordered in a note with your paypal order….THANKS

(note: some copies of this are mis-labelled as KSE #294….sorry)

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

KSE’s previous FOSSILS album (already out of print!) FOR BRIAN RURYK was a tribute to Canadian experimental guitarist/sound artist BRIAN RURYK, who has been working without compromise at his unique art since the 1980’s. We’re excited to announce that the newest entry in our short-run KSE/Middle James Co. collaborative releases is WITH BRIAN RURYK, a FOSSILS album WITH Mr. Ruryk  himself. It’s rare nowadays to say that an artist is in a league of his own and is unique—-the avant-garde and the noise scene have become SO predictable, and when people re-channel avant-garde moves that have already been done and consider themselves RADICAL on top of that, it’s truly pretentious and insufferable! However, Brian Ruryk  continues after 30+ years of work to maintain his pure outsider vision, where every aspect of the work retains a raw and original DIY EDGE. Imagine if someone swept up out-takes from Andy Milligan’s editing room floor and crudely spliced them together and submitted them to some “indie filmmakers showcase”—-imagine the outrage. That’s how radical Ruryk’s work seems when compared to the so-called underground—-it’s bracing, as they might say about a cheap and strong after-shave which could double as rust remover…

So it’s not only natural that he would be an inspiration to FOSSILS, whose aesthetic is quite similar, but it’s also natural that Fossils and Mr. Ruryk would collaborate….and here it is: FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK.  For me, this is as exciting as when The Harlem Globetrotters arrived on Gilligan’s Island…or when the bodily fluids met the chemicals in Warhol’s Oxidation Paintings. The found sounds/electronic pulses/scraping/and noise action-painting of FOSSILS paired with the beyond-time, IMMEDIATE guitar work (and who knows what else) of Ruryk is an combination that can’t miss. I’m not a headphone person….I enjoy hearing music through speakers….and blasted through speakers, except for certain guitar passages, you might be hard-pressed to tell who contributed what on this album…I’d much rather let my art wash all over me than to pick it apart. As they said about some old professional wrestling movie I saw on VHS back in the 90’s, “it’s disgustingly real.”

This is the second of three short-run (under 50 copies total of each) collaborations Kendra Steiner Editions is doing with Middle James Co. in 2015. The first one, FOR BRIAN RURYK is already sold-out at KSE, but you can still get a copy through Cardinal Records in Canada: http://cardinalrecords.blogspot.com/2015/04/fossills-double-feature.html

Grab your copy now: KSE has 24 copies, and Cardinal Records/Middle James will have 24 copies. Remember, the FOR BRIAN album, just released a few months back, is already gone here at KSE….

For more information about Brian Ruryk,

here is a 2010 interview with Brian Ruryk at indieville: http://www.indieville.com/articles/20q/brianruryk.htm

some of Brian Ruryk’s past releases can be seen here: http://brianruryk.blogspot.com/

He also has an online presence and is not hard to find, if you are looking….

I don’t know who is going to win the international women’s soccer championship, but CANADA has already won the uncompromising DIY sound-sculpture championship with this album….FOSSILS (Hamilton) meets BRIAN RURYK (Toronto).

………………………………..

And while you are ordering FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK, why not also get some of our 2015 releases:

KSE CDR’s OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized KSE CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $11.50)

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

LISA ERNESTO COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296 (CDR album) THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

GIFT FIG STELL

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298 (CDR album) GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

MORE EAZE COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #293 (CDR album) MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

STEVE FLATO

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #307 (CDR), STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”

derek 2015

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #292 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing”

FOSSILS FLORIDA COVER

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems” (poetry and music album), cover art by MP Landis

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