Caustic squelch, thudding trudge and trippy squish collide in a double-EP of de-minimalized techno plagued by ghosts of early Industrial and Cold Wave.
Vintage analog synthesis, electrifried English horn and DAW-mangling comprise this distinctly alte Schule solo indulgence. Bear in mind that Bruckmann, for all his principle current notoriety as an oboist in contemporary classical and free improv circles, is the precise coeval of the fictional teenage protagonists in a certain wildly-popular, 80s-centric streaming TV series. While he is less prone to wearing eyeshadow these days, he’s been playing the synthesizers all along, and a little corner of his charred heart never quite left the batcave.
Already Dead Tapes and Records
Available digitally and in a limited edition of 100 C60 cassettes
releases April 14, 2023
A partial list of tools saliently employed:
Minimoog Model D, Buchla 200/200e (thanks to UoP CoM), Ciat-Lonbarde Tetrazzi, sundry analog Eurorack modules, VCV Rack, Loree English horn w/ Little Jake (forrestsmusic.com)
© & ℗ Kyle Bruckmann/BMI, 2023
Composed at FeuerFroschHaus, Oakland, 2021-2022
Partially mixed (A1, A3, A6, A9, B1, B2, B4) and entirely mastered by Boris Hauf at Lost Collie, Berlin, Feb 2023