|Recorded in a 110 degree room after a nearly sleepless 17 hour drive. Yet, the material on this CD has nothing to do with that. Here, Bhob Rainey perfects the form of transforming the saxophone into a metal tube, Jon Mueller plays snare drums with a home stereo system, and Jim Schoenecker sits across the room and stares at you, creepily. Meanwhile, Boston was melting under the relentless sadism of the sun. For the musicians, this recording involved discovery, survival, and Dustin Hoffman. Its organization was the direct result of caffeine and unemployment. For the listener, it might very well be the impossible made possible. For in this recording lies a sense of urgent contact; a message understood, yet surely incredible to decipher. Happy faces appear on food items. Inanimate objects come actively to life.
Jon Mueller has worked within a variety of genres with the likes of Pele, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Asmus Tietchens, Achim Wollscheid, Aranos, Matt Turner, Hal Rammel and others. His recordings are available worldwide and he has toured throughout the U.S. and Japan.
Bhob Rainey has collaborated with Gunter Mueller, Lionel Marchetti, Kevin Drumm, Ralf Wehowsky, Jerome Noetinger, and Jason Lescalleet, to name a few. With trumpeter Greg Kelley, he is the cofounder of the unlikely improv supergroup, nmperign, and is also the founder and director of the premier electroacoustic ensemble, the BSC.
Jim Schoenecker has released electronic music under the name pressboard for a variety of labels including Zod, Antiopic, and Stassisfield. He has performed in the U.S. and Japan, and is 1/2 of the Topscore label which releases electronic and experimental music and video.