JANUARY 20, 2015
MARCH 1, 2015
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA BANDCAMP
CASSETTE PURCHASE INCLUDES HIGH-QUALITY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
EDITION OF 100
MUSIC & DESIGN BY CORY BRACKEN
PRODUCED BY MATTHEW GANTT
MASTERED BY GREGORY DUNN
RECORDED AUGUST 2014 AT ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
GOLD BOLUS RECORDINGS
© CORY BRACKEN 2015
REAL ADULT is a mess. REAL ADULT is depressed and anxious and financially irresponsible and addicted and sexually frustrated and a fetishist and bitter and confused and pure id. REAL ADULT can’t pull his shit together. Sometimes this music makes sense, and it can be architecturally and artistically justified. And sometimes, to be honest, it can’t. It’s just a mess.
The debut solo recording of Cory Bracken has been fashioned at the nexus of noise where objects and electronics meet. No-input mixing, maxed out contact mic’s, a metal u-channel, vibrators, bells, drums, and a bevy of tiny instruments are integrated into a perverse sonic display of virtuosity vs. anti-virtuosity, and compositional rigor vs. explosive impulse.
WOW Y’ALL IT’S BEEN AWHILE LIKE THAT SONG
Video from a recent solo set at Bohemian Grove:
REAL ADULT :: FAKE PERSON album teasers — cassette and digital release in January 2015 on Gold Bolus Recordings:
Why Lie? Osoitos available now!
Footage from the Ashcan Orchestra opera Apollo’s Accidental Answer at Issue Project Room (click to watch at vimeo.com):
This was a fun improv session with Austin Vaughn at The Saint Catherine back in April:
I RETREATED TO THE SHED ZONE
THIS IS THE NEWISH VIBE
PEEP THE LIVE GAME:
AUGUST 31ST, PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY
— ALSO PERFORMING: Jonah Rosenberg, Concetta Abate, Erika Kapin, Jessica Pavonehttps://www.facebook.com/InsightConcertSeries
SEPTEMBER 4TH, CORNELIA ST. CAFE
—— ALSO PERFORMING: Iktus Percussion and t8ts (Vicky Chow, piano; Lisa Dowling, bass; Domenica Fossati, flute; Andie Springer, violin)
Psyched to digitally release this track from a live performance in early May 2013. This is a representation of solo material that I’ve been developing for a little over a year, focusing specifically on objects and electronics integrated with snare drum and, in the case of this particular performance, a more traditional drum kit setup with toms and a kick drum.
In September of this past year, guitarist and fellow Sweat Lodge member Joe White and I came together to compose music for a Rady&Bloom Collective Playmaking production called Lameness of a Horse. This was the birth of UPTOWN GIRLS. Since then we’ve been hard at work to develop a bizarre amalgamation of electronic, acoustic, and object-based music that fluidly shifts through a variety of aesthetics, and the music for Lameness of a Horse is the core of the UG vibe.
It has been accepted into The Brick Theater Sound Scape Festival, and we’ll be enjoying a 4-show run in late June. See UPCOMING EVENTS for details.
June has been an out-of-control-busy month, and I’ve spent some time behind a snare drum with a handful of marbles and electronic devices. Here’s a brief clip of some results.
So it only took me like three years but I have a website now.