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)
When embral (Adam Holquist and I) went on the road last November, our intention was to play no existing music, and to essentially treat the tour as a mobile R&D lab for the next studio release, recording every night and seeing which bits began to take shape.
This is not the next studio release. This is a ‘calling card’. It gives some hints at where the new music is heading, without (we hope) giving away too much.
Speaking of “the next studio release”, the music for the new studio release has been recorded and I’m in the process of mixing and mastering it. The plan is to get the music out in the Fall with a support tour in November.
In the mean time, enjoy a very cold night in Kansas City.
THIS WAY FORWARD:
Guitarist D.Miñoza https://dminoza.wordpress.com/ is a sound artist working primarily in the areas of drone, noise, minimalism and free improvisation.
“Deep, majestic sound design combines with eerie drones and what I can only describe as esoteric melodies, forming a moody yet beautiful sonic melange.”
-Darrel Burgan (StillStream Net Radio)
dRachEmUsiK combines a plethora of nuanced techniques in order to create groovy and meditative soundscapes; giving structure to improvisation.
This style manifests itself into an organic and natural composition of a free flowing design resulting in improvisations and structured pieces ranging from ambient to glitch-groove, noise to nujazz.
May 5 and 6, 2017
Black Mountain, NC
two days $25
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Tune in for the 13 hour, electro-music NYE streaming event!
Dec. 31st, 15:30 GMT (10:30am ET) to Jan. 1st, 04:30 GMT (11:30pm ET).
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Celebrate the new year with live performances by 21 experimental electroacoustic and electronic musicians from around the world.
I’ll play a 60 min set as dRachEmUsiK at 00:30 GMT (07:30pm ET).
Happy New Year!!!
I’m super happy with the dRachEmUsiK live rig for 2017! The new iPad Pro is powerful enough to be able to handle hardware and virtual instruments and processing in real time without a laptop or external mixers. The entire rig can be carried on to an airplane and takes under 15 minutes to set up and break down. Amazing. Cables, DI are stored in the side pocket of the EWI case. All I need from the venue is a single mic stand.
Composition and Pre-production work is being done mostly in Cosmosƒ Saturn and MetaSynth
*iPad Pro, 128 GB
*Zoom U-44 Audio/MIDI Interface
*SoftStep and MIDI Expander
*EWI, analog output
SOMEHOW I figured now was a good time to get the Tacopocalypse music out into the universe.
Tacopocalypse was recorded on 5-19-2012 at Bela Dubby in Lakewood, OH. Bela Dubby was a wonderful art, music, food venue that closed the day after this recording. It was replaced by a Taco place. At some point during the night the closing of Bela Dubby was referred to as The Tacopocalypse.
The two tracks on the release are group improvisations done by Aaron Urbanski aka urbster1, Adam Holquist aka onewayness, Charles Shriner aka dRachEmUsiK and Jason Breitigan aka jmtta.
This is a free download.
onewayness + dRachEmUsiK
Mirrors to the Bonfire
Release Date: 08.29. 2016 onomastic records | MCSD NetLabel
Mirrors to the Bonfire, the latest collaboration from the critically acclaimed duo of onewayness (Adam Holquist/Erie, PA) and dRachEmUsiK (Charles Shriner/Indianapolis, IN), replaces the exuberance and emotional optimism of their last full-length, 2014’s Immeasurable, with emotional ambiguity and complexity, swapping comfort and joy for unsettling, but ultimately rewarding, drama and melancholy.
Mirrors to the Bonfire is a series of meditations on human feedback and the powers of interpersonal interaction. The three long tracks sculpt a polished narrative of conflict and resolution that cycles in and out of warm nostalgia and dark, uncharted territory. Dark analog drones and electroacoustic concrète clatter give way to extended melodic duo explorations for acoustic guitar & electronic wind instrument.
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