Kendra Steiner Editions

July 1, 2017

“Anatomize” (KSE # 373), new compositions for percussion from San Antonio’s DANE ROUSAY

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DANE ROUSAY, “ANATOMIZE” (KSE #373) CDR album

compositions for percussion, guest vocals on two tracks from Svetlana Zwetkof

$8 postpaid in the USA  (see below for foreign pricing and ordering instructions)

Excited to welcome San Antonio composer and percussionist DANE ROUSAY into the KSE family. He’s been very active on the experimental music scene in Central Texas (and throughout the midwest and mid-south) as a performer, composer, organizer, broadcaster, and collaborator….and we commissioned him to create a new album of compositions for percussion, one of TWO albums of new compositions for percussion KSE is releasing this summer (the other one, by John Bell—-well-known as a duo partner with Alfred 23 Harth—-will be out later in July). Percussion is perhaps the earliest form of music (not including voice), and I grew up listening over and over to the John Cage prepared piano pieces and compositions for percussion, and the piano trios of Paul Bley, where the inventive and subtle percussion of Barry Altschul was an equal partner, and I would focus on Altschul’s playing. KSE has been featuring new dimensions in amplified percussion on our many albums by Austin’s LISA CAMERON for a number of years now (and she’ll be back in the Fall with another), and early in our run we featured an album of percussion composition by Sarah Hennies (who also contributed a piece to the KSE 10th Anniversary compilation album), so Dane is following in a proud tradition….and his album is completely different from any of the above! Here are the composer’s comments on “Anatomize”:

“anatomize” is an album made up of improvisational and premeditated percussion works (tracks 4, 5, and 6 also feature the human voice and electronics). As the title suggests, the album revolves around a central theme of deconstruction throughout. 

The improvisational pieces are sonic explorations of the very literal parts (from drum shell to screws and washers) of the traditional drum set. The premeditated works on “anatomize” are intended to magnify minimalist percussion in a way that fixates on rhythmic repetition to an extreme. 

The anatomical theme throughout comes from the desire to explore specific sonic ideas without the use of any traditional sense of form. Rather than something being the sum of its parts, I felt it would be interesting to first explore each idea individually –removed from the context of the whole. 

ANATOMIZE is a fascinating and curiously beautiful album, understated yet edgy, close-miked, like a series of Twombly paintings come to life in a four-dimensional dream—-the two tracks with wordless vocals from Svetlana Zwetkof add a playful and sensual contrast to the percussion work, and the track “Aloof” with its multiple I-Phone counterpoint will have you wondering what’s on the album and what’s outside the album in the nearby environment….that questioning is always a good thing IMHO. As someone who goes to sleep each night with the sounds of two or three different un-related wind chimes drifting in and out of my consciousness, I highly recommend ANATOMIZE! It’s roots music from another dimension….

ANATOMIZE is available NOW….and tonight, at Limelight here in San Antonio, Dane will be performing solo, in an ensemble, and with The Freebiez at an album release party starting at 9 p.m. He just concluded a few months of extensive touring, hitting many experimental-music venues between here and Chicago, and he’ll hit the road again in August. You can check out his activities at www.danerousay.com

ORDERING INFORMATION FOR ANATOMIZE:

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 items you want…or if you prefer, tell me what books/cdr’s you want, and I’ll send you a paypal invoice.

All CDR’s are $8.00, postpaid in the USA.

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! Suggestion: if you are ordering from overseas, why not one of our excellent recent releases as your second album (for just $2 extra from the cost of 1 album because of the odd international postage rates!). Only $20 postpaid outside the US for any two available KSE albums.

1 album= $18, 2 albums= $20, 3 albums= $28, etc. Thanks for your understanding of this. The Post Office now charges $14.50 to mail ONE cdr without a jewel box to Europe or Asia!

OTHER ALBUMS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE SAME PRICE:

KSE #371, SAMUEL DUNSCOMBE & TIM OLIVE, “Zanshi”

KSE #375, MASSIMO MAGEE & JAMES L. MALONE, “The Limits Of The Possible”

KSE #372, ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “MANITAS” uninterrupted solo classical guitar performance, 44:25

KSE #369, A. F. JONES, “FOUR DOT THREE TO ONE”

KSE #362, FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “Florida Nocturne Revisited”….new interpretations of Shute’s Florida Nocturne Poems

KSE #370, “KSE 11th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM” featuring newly recorded, exclusive tracks from members of the KSE family and friends: JEN HILL, VANESSA ROSSETTO, ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, LISA CAMERON, BRIAN RURYK, FOSSILS, MORE EAZE, JOHN BELL, MASSIMO MAGEE, MATTHEW REVERT, STEVE FLATO

KSE #355 (CDR), MORE EAZE, “wOrk”

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

KSE #363 (CDR) ALFRED 23 HARTH’s BERLIN ENSEMBLES

KSE #359 (CDR), TOM CREAN & MATT ROBIDOUX, “Blank Space”–cover art by Jennifer Baron

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

As always, many thanks for your support. We have five album releases scheduled for July-August, four music and one poetry. Stay tuned for further details….

 

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