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Orbis Obscura

by BC Grimm

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Album Artwork by John Praw Kruse.

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Now available on CD & Digital through Other Obscura Records.

Other Obscura is a label promoting the compositions and improvisations of artists in Milwaukee, Madison and the surrounding areas. Est. 2016.

"Orbis Obscura" (2016)
Sci-fi tone poem for Pipa (Chinese lute)
with DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay
& Boss Fuzz FZ-3 pedals, by BC Grimm

Press Release details on GrimmusiK Blog: wp.me/p29daR-OD
BC Grimm EPK: grimmusik.com/bc-grimm-epk/


8/10 via Tone Madison:
“ Brian Grimm is something of an experimental-music powerhouse in Madison. A classically trained cellist and a student of several Chinese stringed instruments, Grimm plays here to celebrate the release of a new record called Orbis Obscura. It consists of a single 35-minute piece in which Grimm runs a pipa (a lute-like Chinese instrument) through a fuzz pedal and the array of delay effects provided by the Digitech Obscura pedal, the piece’s namesake. The result might be one of the most sonically untethered things Grimm has put out there so far—which is saying something, and also not a complaint. He uses this eccentric but relatively stripped-down setup to veer through an array of warmly distorted drones, sticky pulsating rhythms, and layers of scratchy texture. The release is also the first from a new Madison- and Milwaukee-focused label, Other Obscura.“
— Scott Gordon, @ToneMSN

8/12 via Isthmus Daily Page:
" Madison composer and cellist Brian Grimm’s meditative, experimental soundscapes blend modern improvisational styles with ancient Chinese string instrument technique. ...Prepare to be transported into a beautiful dream. "

8/15 via Dayz of Purple & Orange:
” – a totally immersive, blissed-out trip that transports the listener away to distant climes…simply beautiful!”; “…glimmers of ‘sci-fi’ noises bleed through the drones. Over the course of the 35 minutes it totally immerses the listener in wave upon wave of gorgeous drones and otherworldly noises – utterly bewitching. ”
— Andy Uzzell, Dayz Of Purple And Orange
read full review: dayzofpurpleandorange.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/review-bc-grimm-orbis-obscura.html


released August 12, 2016

(c) 2016 Brian C Grimm, GrimmusiK LLC (BMI)
(p) 2016 Other Obscura


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GrimmusiK Records Madison, Wisconsin

For over a decade the Brothers Grimm have been performing string music together on Guitar, Cello, and Chinese string instruments. Separately, Brian studied Chinese music in Hong Kong and AJ studied Flamenco in Granada, Spain. They draw upon these experiences in addition to contemporary classical music forming flexible approaches in composition and improvisation practices. ... more

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