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The Dreamless Sleeper - Live at Strange Stage
A live improvisation of "The Dreamless Sleeper" off of A Black Sea of Trees. Realized through live cassette tape loops manipulations, this work was recorded at Muchmore's in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on March 8th, 2019.
A Black Sea of Trees
Cut in a single take directly to cassette tape, A Black Sea of Trees embodies a more improvisatory and physical exploration of hauntological sound. As a follow up to 2018's process-focused ANTHROPOCENE, A Black Sea of Trees is strongly anchored in dark ambient, minimalism, and tape music aesthetics. However, this record comprised of materials fleshed out from live performances and the cutting room floor alike, giving it a distinct sonic and temporal fingerprint.
In The Shadow of Capital (Derek Piotr Remix)
Composer, DJ, and sound artist Derek Piotr lends his talents to a dark and brooding dance remix of In The Shadow of Capital. Evocative of a clandestine warehouse rave tucked away in a rain soaked cityscape, this remix is truly transformative while remaining eerie and sinister.
A sonic exploration into themes of decay, stagnation, and hauntology, Anthropocene is the debut release of Grant Bouvier under his given name. This work of minimalism and dark ambience was conceptualized and composed over a year long period using predominantly cassette tape as a musical tool and storage medium. The album is available through Illuminated Paths as a digital download or on limited edition cassette.
A live recording of Grant Bouvier performing works from the upcoming record Anthropocene at The Dining Car in Brewster on May 4th, 2018. A journey through hauntological space and stagnant dreamscapes, the future will be like the past only different.
Rats' Feet Over Broken Glass (live) - Strange Stage 02/23/18
A live improvisation of a dark minimalist work from the upcoming record to be released in June 2018. This piece is performed using two cassette 4-trackers and tape loops.
Improv for Tape and Electronics - Strange Stage 10/27/17
This improvisational performance utilized cassette tape loops, the Cascade Oscillator Bank, and various delay units and was recorded live as a part of Strange Stage at Muchmores on Oct. 27th, 2017. The idea of this pieces was to create a stark soundscape with harmonic movement scattered throughout via tape manipulation, eventually giving way to dense electronic tones and phrases.
Improvisation #2 is the second improvisational piece to be performed live with the Cascade Oscillator Bank The audio was recorded at ShapeShifter Labs in Brooklyn on September 25th, 2017. This iteration features the use of an Eventide TimeFactor for delay processing.
The End of Castle Dracula EP
The conclusive release of Castle Dracula, The End of Castle Dracula features a plethora of electronic sounds and sampled textures inspired by various sonic experimentations conducted over the past year and a half. The entire EP is available for free download on Bandcamp.
An Improvisation for a Glitchstrument
An Improvisation for a Glitchstrument, as its name suggests, is an improvisational piece to be performed with the Cascade Oscillator Bank. With the option of including a delay or reverb unit for signal processing during the performance, this recording features an Eventide Time Factor adding a prominant delay effect. For more info regarding this piece check out the Cascade device page.
Transmission and The Holy Fire are the debut tracks released by Grant Bouvier under the moniker of Castle Dracula. The two track were released during the Winter of 2014-15.
DEVISIONS - Black Lotus Pt. I and II
Black Lotus Pt. I and Pt. II were the final two pieces released by electronic musician and procuder Grant Bouvier before the moniker of DEVISIONS was retired. Black Lotus in both of its parts was released 2014, and is available for download on Bandcamp.
DEVISIONS - Circa 2011
Circa 2011 is a collection of tracks recorded and produced by Grant Bouvier prior to the release of the DEVISIONS I EP. These productions date as far back as 2011, and represent a different approach to electronic music than the rest of the DEVISIONS discography. Together with DEVISIONS I, Circa 2011 is available for download on Bandcamp.
DEVISIONS I EP
DEVISIONS I Extended Play is the debut release of electronic musician and producer Grant Bouvier under the moniker of DEVISIONS. Originally convieved as single, unifying work, the EP was eventually broken into four individual tracks and released during the summer of 2013. Along with Circa 2011, DEVISIONS I is available for download on Bandcamp.