The ambient Music for Films Edited by Moths, out tomorrow on Shimmy-Disc
Few names in the realm of the American sonic underground are as enduring and revered as that of Kramer.
From his work in the late 70s with John Zorn through his production work with Will Oldham, White Zombie, Daniel Johnston, Galaxie 500 and countless others to his own solo catalog, he has cemented his surname in the foundation of experimentation in rock and pop music.
Today, the iconic musician and producer shares “Burial at Sea,” the final single off his brand new LP, Music for Films Edited by Moths, out tomorrow via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings.
As shown via this new track’s accompanying visual, Dutch Visual Artist TINCA VEERMAN takes Kramer’s idiosyncratic ambient works to new depths of awareness in this liquid lament, composed for the legions lost at sea, and for those who travelled beside them, yet survived, doomed to forever wonder why.
“What i have come to embrace is the working notion that there is no Past, and no Future,” Kramer writes with respect to the ambient nature of the new album. “There is only a constantly evolving series of microscopic moments that constitute the miraculous Present. As fertile as it is and always has been, for me, Memory is a chimera. So if you asked me what it is exactly that i am trying to do now, with Music, be it through song, or through ambience, i would confess that what i’m doing couldn’t be more simple; i am just trying to explain myself. I’m trying to show you who i am.”
Watch the video below, and fans of Terry Riley, Brian Eno and John Carpenter alike should definitely head over to BandCamp and pick up Music For Films Edited By Moths sooner than later.
VIDEO: Kramer “Burial At Sea”