Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Artists: Brendan Murray



Active since ten years into avant-garde/experimental scene with studio recordings, live sets, compositions for films, Brendan Murray is an artist (actually living in Somerville, Massachusetts) who deals primarily with electronics, analog instruments and digitally processed sounds.
Sedimental, Intransitive and 23five are some labels which have published his works; Howard Stelzer, Richard Garet, Seth Nehil are some musicians who collaborate(d) with him.
The entire Brendan's work is guided by a meticulous attention to details and focused on the concept of repetition.
To this purpose, he makes a large use of drone-based structures and iterative patterns.
An approach accentuated (more than in the past) in “Commonwealth”, a 49 minutes hypnotic piece (released this year) built on guitar and organ digitally manipulated, which cross-refers to the best tradition of minimalism.

Discography:

Not Now
















Label: ::create.transmit.records::
Cat. #: CTCD002
Format: CD
Release date: 2001

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Garden

Label: Kissy Records
Cat. #:
Format: 3" CD-R
Release date: 2002

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Animation
















Label: Naninani Recordings
Cat. #: nrec006
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2004

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Resting Places
















Label: Sedimental
Cat. #: SED CD 039
Format: CD
Release date: 2005

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Everybody Wants The Tide
















Label: Audiobot
Cat. #: BOT 183
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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Ocean Of Dirt, Mountain Of Steam
















Label: Gameboy
Cat. #: GB87
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2006

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Wonders Never Cease
















Label: Intransitive Recordings
Cat. #: INT027
Format: CD
Release date: 2006

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Due Locations
















Label: Long Long Chaney
Cat. #: LLC022
Format: Cassette, C34
Release date: 2007

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Scared In My Heart
















Label: Twonicorn
Cat. #: thu 020 cs
Format: Cassette, C42
Release date: 2007

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Sillage
















(w/ Seth Nehil)

Label: Sedimental
Cat. #: SED CD 049
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

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Commonwealth
















Label: 23five
Cat. #: 23five 013
Format: CD
Release date: 2008

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Of Distance
















w/ Richard Garet
Label: Unframed
Cat. #: UFCD2
Format: CD
Release date: 2009

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Live Free Or Die

















Label: 23five
Cat. #: --
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 50 copies

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Sentimental Gentlemen

















w/ Mike Shiflet

Label: Sentient Recognition Archive
Cat. #: SRA020
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies

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Brendan Murray

















Label: Students Of Decay
Cat. #: SOD-19
Format: CD
Release date: 2009
Notes: limited edition of 500 copies

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The Cold Piano

















Label: Students Of Decay
Cat. #: SOD-50
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2009
Notes: bonus CD-R of SOD-19, limited edition of 100 copies

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Split

















w/ Perispirit

Label: Razors And Medicine, Semata Productions
Cat. #: R&M 25, SEM-010
Format: LP
Release date: 03/2010
Notes: limited edition of 250 copies

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Untitled

















w/ Perispirit

Label: Semata Productions
Cat. #: SEM-013
Format: Cassette, C22
Release date: 04/2010
Notes: limited edition of 100 copies

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Inveterate

















Label: Arbor
Cat. #: ARBOR 132
Format: Cassette, C90
Release date: 11/2010
Notes: limited edition of 150 copies

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All The Little Three Inch CDRs Are Dancin' In Heaven, My Dear

















Label: Tulip
Cat. #: Tul013
Format: Cassette, C30
Release date: 2011

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Connector

















w/ Howard Stelzer

Label: Helen Scarsdale Agency
Cat. #: HMS045
Format: Cassette
Release date: 11/2017
Notes:

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Appears on:

VV.AA. - Variious
















Label: Intransitive Recordings
Cat. #: INT013
Format: 2xCD
Release date: 2000
Track: The Social Life Of Small Urban Spaces (w/ Howard Stelzer)

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As Twin:

Theater/Theatre
















(w/ Howard Stelzer, Jason Talbot)

Label: Aesova
Cat. #: 00010001
Format: CD-R
Release date: 2001

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As The Please:


Breakfast

(w/ Linda Aubry, Mike Bullock)

Label: Chewtoy/Chloë Recordings
Cat. #:
Format: 3" CD-R
Release date: 2004

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Soundtracks:

Human Heart Explodes
















(w/ Katt Hernandez, Mike Bullock, Vic Rawlings)

Director: Helder Mira
Writer: Matt Orefice
Run Time: 90 minutes
Release date: 2006

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Links:
Brendan Murray (website) (blog)
23five

1 comment:

Brendan said...

Thanks so much for your interest!