my albums are made up of a combination of live bootleg recordings captured on my phone - street musicians, late night jams in my basement, house parties, live shows, childrens music recitals, and random street sounds and conversations- i sample these and manipulate them or sometimes just burn them straight to cd for later performance on a cdj which allows for scratching, pitching, cue triggers, and drag starts and stops. i intermix these with music i sample from studio recordings i create using guitar, bass, violin, cello, synthesizers, and samplers, as well as guest performances by melissa monroe on flute, rhodes, and piano. these studio recordings are then gone through and i sample pieces of the finished studio tracks and put these samples into a live performance sampler for further performance, manipulation, and recomposition. next i perform these tracks live in accompaniment with the cdj bootleg recordings, and a mix of dj tools records, speeches, and lectures on vynil and childrens records. i mix between these 3 sources improvisationaly performing the reconfigured songs into the format you are hear here.
released May 1, 2017
all music collected manipulated, recorded, performed produced by jesse reno. additional performances of rhodes, piano, and flute by melissa monroe.
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