Ranging from ambient and free improvisation to mathematical constructions and minimal techno, these tracks span over two decades: Fendtakazit was produced for Joe in 2001 and Shimmer Blue got extended in 2024.
Doing this archive project I noticed a period of limited activity, just about the time I got much deeper into tech work. I continued with music, but focused much more on the DJ side of things for several years while I built up my career as an SRE. I didn't do much between personal music or remixes. My mind was lost.
It's a long story, but I veered too far from my center in a lot of ways for far too long. Introspection on serious and traumatic levels has led to me exploring music as a performer again. As such, the Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel is a live remix in the way I'm keen to do more: a piece of vinyl (as in this case) or other medium to sample and work into an improv.
A couple of other remixes here include additional accompaniment that I would typically improvise as I listened to the original track. The Logreybeam and Twerk remixes are like this. Along with Beaubotical, these musicians helped welcome me to the west coast.
My brief but poignant stay in Chicago can't be left out, I did quite a bit of collaboration there. Got introduced to Proswell and other Merck artists. Underground, Quantazelle was my guide and partner in audio crime, I miss our sonic hijinks together the most. This radio show on WLUW was one giant remix emerging from her electronics and my recursive electro-acoustic machinery.
I have noted in the credits where a remix was originally published. In some cases, these are now unavailable so they're "re-released" here. Consider the $5 a buck-per-track of Craque originals (1-4 & 15).
released February 1, 2024
Remixes by Craque with music and audio by:
Johnny Marr (5)
Christopher Willits (11)
Joseph Zitt (13-14)
Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (16)
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