Ritual Inscription

by Nakatani Tiner Drake

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    RITUAL INSCRIPTION is the first release on the new Bakersfield-based creative music label Epigraph Records. Recorded live at a jam-packed midnight concert at Metro Galleries in downtown Bakersfield, the album features the fierce improvisational intensity of internationally renowned percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani from Japan, with the mangled electronic alchemy of Los Angeles guitarist Jeremy Drake and the slash-and-burn brass of Bakersfield trumpeter Kris Tiner. This edition is limited to 500 numbered copies, with one of five original designs screen printed on the back of each jacket by cover artist Alex Sarad. Bandcamp customers can choose from four available designs during checkout (subject to availability).

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released January 17, 2012

Tatsuya Nakatani - percussion
Kris Tiner - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jeremy Drake - electric guitar

Recorded live at Metro Galleries in Bakersfield, CA on 5/13/2010
Engineered and mixed by Brian Boozer, Aum Studio, Bakersfield
Mastering by Richard Simpson
Cover art by Alex Sarad
Design by Alex Sarad and Kris Tiner

This recording was made possible in part by a Subito Quick Advancement Grant from the Los Angeles/SF Bay Area chapters of the American Composers Forum.

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Epigraph Records is devoted to the documentation of new improvisational and creative music recorded live in Bakersfield, California. Our releases spotlight boundary-pushing local artists along with innovative and unclassifiable musicians from around the globe. ... more

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