Kendra Steiner Editions

August 11, 2015

“Accidental Prizes,” the new album from Marcus M. Rubio’s MORE EAZE (KSE #310)

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MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio)

“Accidental Prizes”

KSE #310 (CDR album)

limited edition of 48 copies 

$8  US  postpaid / $11.50 elsewhere postpaid

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

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

Austin/San Antonio-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Marcus M. Rubio has been on a roll in recent months (his spellbinding performance at the KSE 9th Anniversary event in Dallas in late July being a highlight), and KSE is excited to provide him an outlet for his creative vision….so this is the SECOND of THREE More Eaze albums we’ll be releasing this year. The first was “stylistic deautomatization” (KSE #293), which is still available as of this writing, and the brandnew one is ACCIDENTAL PRIZES (KSE #310), which is totally different from the last one. However, once again it wanders into many many styles, from electronic skronk to contemporary chamber music to spacy early-Tangerine-Dream to grungy acid-techno to plaintive deconstructed song to minimalist stretches backed by banjo! I recently referred to Marcus M. Rubio as “the Van Dyke Parks of the contemporary noise underground,” and this album is further proof of that.

However, let me present the composer/ringmaster himself, Mr. Rubio, to explain:

One of the intentions of the More Eaze project is to combine disparate sources into these collages larger pieces but to have each piece related to one another through one element or another whether that be tonality, timbre, rhythm, etc… “accidental prizes” approaches this through the sequencing of the works here but also through the individual elements of the tracks themselves. Much of this idea of moving through various sound worlds while maintaining some musical or structural element of the previous piece comes from Julius Eastman. Continuing with the theme of my last couple of KSE releases, destruction/reassembling plays a big role with these works. Some of the works were originally scored chamber pieces of mine that I decided to realize in a completely different format while others’ origins lie in chopped n screwed sampling or pop songcraft. In every case, these works were rearranged and then re-edited to fit into the whole of the album. Once again, “accidental prizes” will hopefully give you the sensation of never knowing quite what you’re listening to/what the album “is”. Is it a skewed ambient pop record? An exploration of tonality? An experimental electronic record with acoustic and song elements? Vice versa?

MARCUS M one

The MORE EAZE releases are an important series of works, but unlike many things labelled “important,” they are also a lot of fun to listen to, and you never know where they are headed. As you discover the form and depth of the album on repeated listening, you find even more to marvel at.   MORE EAZE/Marcus Maurice Rubio is a bricoleur of the highest order, and this album is one I can’t really describe….you can even dance to parts of it! LIMITED EDITION OF 48 COPIES, so act now.

OK, now that you are ordering a copy of ACCIDENTAL PRIZES, which you’ll love, why not also get some of our other fine CDR albums of contemporary experimental music, all in homemade small editions:

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

see ordering instructions at top of page

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

new releases for 2015:

JEN

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #308, JEN HILL, “THE SHAPE OF IT”

belltone reissue

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, THE COMPLETE NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

FOSSILS WITH BRIAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #294, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK (a joint release with Middle James Co.—-only 48 copies made, 24 from Middle James, 24 from KSE)

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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