embral – on hiatus
embral is the duo of Adam Holquist (Erie, PA) and Charles Shriner (Indianapolis, IN). Beginning in 2012, the pair have released four critically acclaimed studio albums and given dozens of live performances, first under their combined solo monikers of onewayness + dRachEmUsiK, and continuing from 2017 as embral. Their music draws influence from ambient, drone, dub, noise, electroacoustic music, modal jazz, non-idiomatic improvisation, and a variety of other musical and non-musical sources.
I’ve retired the moniker dRachEmUsiK. All the released music is available on the discography page.
Live, eclectic, improvised and structured music ranging from Drone/Ambient to Glitch-Groove; Noise to NuJazz.
Faux Pas Quartet
Due to major life changes for all members, Faux Pas Quartet is no more. I may resurrect the project at some point in the future. The music is available on the the discography page.
Faux Pas Quartet was a free form improvisation ensemble whose sole purpose is the spontaneous expression of the unconscious. The resulting music, quite literally, comes from the same stuff of which dreams are made.
Aaron Urbanski – Digital Synthesis & Keyboards
Charles Shriner – EWI, Digital & Analog Synthesis
Duncan Putman – Electric Bass
Jen Schmetzer – Voice & Processing