Hot Shaker Meet Lead Donut

by Prants

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On Hot Shaker Meet Lead Donut, Prants – the duo of Chris Cooper and Bhob Rainey – fan out beyond established positions as prankish, innovative improvisers. As ever, musical playfulness and seriousness coexist marvelously, but the fascinating atmosphere has mutated further beyond traditional instrumental performance. Squelchy synth madness, howling squeals, and minimal note-making are fastened onto recorded snippets and quietly drifting drones, built deceptively within the formality of collage. Embracing a structured impulsiveness, these pieces provide a jaggedly damaged new angle on the dynamic and textural extremes that have made the musicians’ work so engaging in the past.


released April 9, 2015

Performed and mixed by Bhob Rainey and Chris Cooper
Mastered by Bhob Rainey

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Mary Lattimore and Jesse Sparhawk: harps
June Bender: viola
Eric Coyne: cello
Matt Stein: contrabass
Various: dry ice




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Bhob Rainey Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Awarded the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2013. Nmperign, The BSC, and now, Prants. Electronic, algorithmic, improvisational, saxophonistic. The sublime, the uncanny, good times, bad times.

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