Posts Tagged: Troy Schafer

ACL 2020 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In 2020, the entire world became a haunted house.  Buildings were deserted, town squares were emptied, and a million people died of a new virus.  We became terrified of an unseen enemy.  Any person could be an asymptomatic carrier.  On

ACL 2020 ~ Music for Haunted Houses

In 2020, the entire world became a haunted house.  Buildings were deserted, town squares were emptied, and a million people died of a new virus.  We became terrified of an unseen enemy.  Any person could be an asymptomatic carrier.  On

Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 4

Untitled No. 4 is the latest in a series of releases that are ironically titled Untitled.  This irony fits the series, which continues to defy expectation.  One cannot predict what each installment will bring, only that the music will be bold and

Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 4

Untitled No. 4 is the latest in a series of releases that are ironically titled Untitled.  This irony fits the series, which continues to defy expectation.  One cannot predict what each installment will bring, only that the music will be bold and

Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 2 / Untitled No. 3

Over the past few years, Troy Schafer (Rain Drinkers) has been making some of the most unique music around: abrasive, intricate and incredibly varied.  Last year he impressed with the multi-colored vinyl of Untitled No. 1″; this year he continues the series

Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 2 / Untitled No. 3

Over the past few years, Troy Schafer (Rain Drinkers) has been making some of the most unique music around: abrasive, intricate and incredibly varied.  Last year he impressed with the multi-colored vinyl of Untitled No. 1″; this year he continues the series

Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 1

After releasing an excursion into solo violin, a “survey of a broken tape recorder” and a business card filled with five minutes of feedback, Troy Schafer returns to the wild experimentalism of his 2012 release, Supreme Happiness Forever.  That cassette packed multiple albums

Troy Schafer ~ Untitled No. 1

After releasing an excursion into solo violin, a “survey of a broken tape recorder” and a business card filled with five minutes of feedback, Troy Schafer returns to the wild experimentalism of his 2012 release, Supreme Happiness Forever.  That cassette packed multiple albums

Troy Schafer ~ Supreme Happiness Forever

An odd note about experimental music: we often support an artist’s desire to go all-out atonal avant-garde, dissonance shrieking from warring strings, once we know that the artist doesn’t have to go this route.  In other words, once an artist

Troy Schafer ~ Supreme Happiness Forever

An odd note about experimental music: we often support an artist’s desire to go all-out atonal avant-garde, dissonance shrieking from warring strings, once we know that the artist doesn’t have to go this route.  In other words, once an artist