In June 2019, embral played a short 4-date mini-tour in support of our new release, Deep State. At each show on this tour, we played abbreviated versions of both album pieces, separated by an extended improvisation. This release represents the highlights of those improvisations, and serves as a companion piece to Deep State.
Recorded live June 20-23, 2019 at Playground Productions (Indianapolis, IN); Monk’s Kaffee Pub (Dubuque, IA); Rozz-Tox (Rock Island, IL); and the Way Out Club (St. Louis, MO)
It’s been a challenging year but we finally got this one out into the world! The new embral release Deep State is here.
This is a joint release between embral and the Indy Label Personal Archives.
Built from building blocks developed over 10 days of live improvisations, ‘Deep State’ is a socio-political statement about the nature of truth, perception and interpretation, in the form of two widely traveling longform pieces.
We’ll be doing a short string of shows in the mid-west beginning June 20th. Dates and locations available on our home page. As well as FB event page.
embral @embralmusic #embral hits the road, playing
new music in new and old places with our pal Tim Kaiser
on most shows. And we’ll have some new merch and stuff.
Come say hi.
Tour main FB event page here.
Dates, venues, links and line-ups below
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Chicago, IL @ Slate Arts
w/ Rasplyn, Derek Allen, Curt Oren / Rose Bouboushian duo
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
St. Louis, MO @ Foam
w/ Moonrace, Eric Hall, Alex Cunningham
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Lawrence, KS @ Percolator
w/ Tim Kaiser, Battalion of Cloudships, Tensor Sensellation
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Kansas City, MO @ Awful House
w/ Tim Kaiser, Battalion of Cloudships, TBA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Lincoln, NE @ Toothblack House
w/ Tim Kaiser, The Mighty Vitamins
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Des Moines, IA @ The Fremont
w/ Tim Kaiser, TBA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles 34
w/ Tim Kaiser, Dahlheimer, Mount Curve
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 1PM
La Crosse, WI @ Old Towne Strings
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 8PM
La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Lafayette, IN @ Spot Tavern
w/ Health & Beauty, Matt Schneider, Wooden Highway
A Picture of the Sky – Live Improvisations Vol. 3, is the final installment of three live releases by critically acclaimed, collaborators onewayness and dRachEmUsiK.
These recordings were made during their Summer 2014 tour in support of their release Immeasurable.
A Picture of the Sky – Live Improvisations Vol. 3 is a collection of three improvisations created during performances at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis, MO and The Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, OH. The music includes ambient, drone, glitch and musique concrète.
The previous releases in the series are also available for download.
The Silence is a Lie – Live Improvisations Vol. 1
A Handful of Dust – Live Improvisations Vol 2.
1. Muied Lumens and PHOBos, I’m not sure either – 47:41
2. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 30:00
3. Star Pusher by Jacob Watters
- Countdown 00:59
- Liftoff 05:02
- Passing Jupiter 03:50
- Leaving the Solar System Behind 03:53
- Traversing the Void 05:04
- Engage 02:07
- Nebula 02:20
- Moon Shade 05:05
- Final Approach 02:42
- Star Pusher 03:50
- A New Destiny 07:35
1. Mr. Presto – The Red Tape, Secret Spy Lounge Music, 12:15
Baby Rabbit in the Garden, 03:52
Neutron Girl, 03:00
3. Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation, about 30:00
4. Tacopocalypse, Live in Cleveland, 20:00
5. onewayness, droneworks 4
Shared System, 19:05
New Leaf Mantra, 18:05
Mark Tamea – Atomism
- The Lake 08:48
- Oikony Noyod 04:43
- Objet Trouvé 09:13
- Niuafo’ou Sojourn 06:06
- Coherent Light 06:40
- Kitsunetsuki 07:25
Faux Pas Quartet, Live Improvisation – about 25:00
remst8 – Within
- Reverie Live 08:00
- Within v1.00 10:00
- Ascension v1.00 05:28
- Birefringence v1.00 11:45
- Mayfly v1.20 09:02
- Tide v1.40 04:24
“Bluestones” is the culmination of dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner, Indianapolis, IN) and remst8 (Michael Carlson / Olathe, KS) embarking on a weekend-long adventure in collaborative sound design and music improvisation. This journey began with a strategy to record a series of brief lowercase “micro-compositions”, which would then be woven together into a longer tapestry.
This strategy became obsolete almost immediately.
As sound palettes were created, the duo quickly realized that brief pieces would not provide enough breathing room. Instead, each one was allowed to grow organically from the sounds used—a collection of analog synthesis, digital soft synths, and sample manipulation—fueled by collaborative experimentation.
The end result is a lovely mix of ambient, drone and lowercase soundscapes.