“I heard the joyful shrieks of the cherubim singing and shouting ‘Hosannah,’ and the thundering shout of rapture from the seraphim, which made heaven and all creation shake.” -Ivan Karamazov (The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
I hope you’re all enjoying this lovely fall, wherever you are. Cherubim, the project I began last year with guitarist Yuko Pepe has just released our debut recording, “The Joyful Shrieks of the Cherubim!” on the Zeromoon label for intelligent noise music. Cherubim is a completely improvised amalgam of drones, pulses, melodies and noise, and is unlike anything I’ve done before; in large part due to Yuko’s beautifully unorthodox playing and partly due to the playing and developing I’ve done with my Max/MSP software instrument over the past few years. One of my favorite tracks is “Tincture”, a dark, noisy rabbit hole of an improvisation; each time I get into the middle of it I wonder where I am and how I got there. We’re offering it with the option to “name your price,” so please listen to it and own it for whatever you can afford.
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