Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

January 3, 2017

new album from MORE EAZE, “wOrk” (KSE #355)

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MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio)


KSE #355 (CDR album)

$8  USA  postpaid (see below for foreign postage rates)

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!


KSE is proud to offer our FOURTH release from MORE EAZE, the ongoing side project of Austin-based (though originally from here in San Antonio) composer and multi-instrumentalist MARCUS M. RUBIO. He has been working with KSE for a number of years on a number of varied projects, dating back to his college days at Trinity University. While Marcus has produced a staggering variety of works over the years, the MORE EAZE persona seems to be used for creations that re-contextualize bits and pieces of other works–it’s about re-cycling and building new structures from the ground-up with those re-cycled materials. The previous albums have worked in everything from Abner Jay-influenced banjo work to hip-hop inspired beats-and-samples sections to deconstructed songs. This new one will strike the average listener as a more purely electronic creation, but with an incredible attention to pointillist detail and with the strong poly-rhythms and driving momentum associated with the More Eaze albums. As usual, Marcus Rubio has provided us a set of composer’s comments on the album, and listening with that information in mind really opens up the work–however, a cold listen to this album with no idea what it was or who recorded it would also provide a fascinating experience. I can’t imagine anyone NOT being pulled into the world that “wOrk” creates–the sliced-and-diced violin work gives a textural richness to the pieces, and the piece featuring clarinet reminds us that this composer will always have one-foot in the contemporary chamber music world, a world he has been working to re-define with the MORE EAZE albums. Time will vanish as you listen to this album. And whether the listener’s background is in the visual arts, film-making, sculpture, sound-art, or in my case open-field poetry, the FORM of these pieces, the juxtapositions and the placement of the sound elements, is something that can be appreciated and analyzed over and over and over on multiple plays.

Very excited about this most recent MORE EAZE album….and also excited to announce that Marcus Rubio has created an all-new MORE EAZE track for our KSE 11th ANNIVERSARY compilation album, which will be out in late February. Until then, be sure to grab a copy of “wOrk”–and please note that KSE has kept the three previous MORE EAZE albums in print. Why not get all four, each of which is totally different but equally fascinating.

Marcus M. Rubio on “wOrk”: this album is made up of formal compositions and electronic improvisations that were later added to/edited into bizarre collage works. each piece here is united through a desire to explore various manifestations of hyper-reality through composition. “bagatelles I-IV” are part of a potentially ongoing series of works for violin and electronic playback that involve a process of converting extended technique performance to midi information that then triggers an array of selected sounds to serve as both an extension of and an accompaniment to the live/organic violin playing. “GQ DQ” places a clarinet soloist in a field of highly edited samples and electronics. The piece has a fixed backing track but also incorporates several moments of negative space while allowing the soloist to make several improvisational choices when approaching the material. “trio” is an older work that is inspired by a literal translation of philosopher Quentin Meillassoux’s discussion of object’s potential to behave erratically beyond our perception. The rest of the works were born out of improvisation on a single sound source that was either added to, processed, edited, or a combination of the three. ultimately, the collective works presented here seek to explode single sound sources through a variety of methods and techniques.


photo by Hanna Campbell

If you live in or are visiting Central Texas, be sure to visit Marcus Rubio’s Facebook page, under the name MARCUS MAURICE, where you can find out about his upcoming performances. You never know what he’ll be doing or with whom he’ll be doing it. Tonight, in fact, at the Volstead, he’s performing a solo guitar composition by Sarah Hennies, “Orienting Response”….

Payment is via paypal, using the e-mail address   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   . It might be helpful for you to also shoot me an e-mail telling me you’ve sent funds and what books you want…or if you prefer, tell me what books/cdr’s you want, and I’ll send you a paypal invoice.

Cost in the USA is $8 postpaid.

OUTSIDE THE USA , one album is $18.00 postpaid, first two albums are $20.00 postpaid, then $8 each postpaid after that—sorry, but it now costs almost $14 US to send one CDR overseas….you save A LOT by buying more than one—in fact, the price on an order of two or more HAS GONE DOWN!     Outside US: 1 album= $18, 2 albums= $20, 3 albums= $28, etc. Thanks for your understanding of this. The Post Office now charges $13.75 to mail ONE cdr without a jewel box to Europe or Asia!)

And while you are getting a copy of MORE EAZE (or better yet, ALL FOUR More Eaze albums), why not also get some of our other KSE cdr albums of top-shelf experimental music in its purest form. You’ll never read about THIS kind of thing in THE WIRE (thank God!). If you are ordering some of the older items found below, please list an alternate or two as some are down to just a few copies left. Thanks!



KSE #357 (CDR), SMOKEY EMERY / VENISON WHIRLED, “turning into”

KSE #359 (CDR), TOM CREAN & MATT ROBIDOUX, “blank space”

KSE #353 (CDR), FOSSILS, “Camelot Towers”

KSE #336 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Kepler 452b Edition”

KSE #351 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE, “Music In 3 Spaces”

KSE #350 (CDR) ANTHONY GUERRA / BILL SHUTE, “Subtraction” KSE reissue of album originally released in 2011 on Black Petal Records, Australia 

KSE #335 (CDR album), REVEREND RAYMOND BRANCH, “Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!”—a wonderful hour-long AM-radio broadcast, mastered from cassette, capturing the warmth and joy of Rev. Branch in both music (lots of it) and spoken message

KSE #334 (CDR album), BRIAN RURYK, “Actual Size…degress again” (sic)

KSE #333 (CDR album), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Tunnels” solo 12-string acoustic mantra guitar


KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #310,  MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

KSE #293, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Stylistic Deautomatization” (reissued)

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