From the liner notes:
"In the storied annals of American music, we are too often struck by a dichotomy of function. The artificial divide between 'high-brow' and 'low-brow', 'art music' and 'pop music', independent and corporate values, and other seemingly mutually exclusive interests, serves the needs of the executives behind the record companies at the expense of the enjoyment of listeners. Even the term 'listener' separates music to be imbibed while in a reclined position from that which is more kinetic, more vibrant, more visceral. Music can still be danced to.
The releationship between movement and sound need not be a simple one. Cage's work with Cunningham, and Stravinsky's earlier collaborations with Balanchine, brilliantly demonstrated that abstraction can be achieved in both sound and movement simultaneously. Unfortunately, music that invites us to dance has become stigmatized by elitist taste-makers who value esoteric theoretical models over the communicative power of inter-disciplinary expression.
Brenmar, like Cage and Stravinsky, presents music that melds abstraction with kinesis. Driving rhythms enveloped in swirling clouds of polymerized sound engage both mind and spirit, yin and yang, body and soul. To dance is to participate and to participate is to communicate."
Brenmar is Bill Salas
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
Brooklyn, NY 2009-10
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Brenmar.
Heavy Pockets (Pukekos)
2. Freak Like Me (DJ Deeon)