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Damon Holzborn

Damon Holzborn is an improviser and composer working primarily with electronics. His performances make the familiar unrecognizable, manipulating sound sources such as guitar and field recordings with custom instruments, traditional effects and interactive processes. Currently pursuing his doctoral degree in composition at Columbia University, Holzborn has presented his work in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, South Africa and Japan and has collaborated with many innovative musicians and dancers.


Quibble: Quibble
CAT. #: ALP062
Quibble displays their aggressive brand of electronic improvisation in these recordings unearthed from the archives.

Various Artists: 30
CAT. #: ALP059
30 is a compilation featuring rare archival and early vinyl-only releases, previously unreleased recordings and previews of upcoming releases.

Various Artists: 25
CAT. #: ALP050
Celebrating 25 Years of Sonic Explorations.

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Donkey: Stone
CAT. #: ALP043
Donkey is back in the electro-wheat and up to their old tricks with this raucous set recorded live at The Stone in NYC. ¡Otra véz la burra al trigo!

Trummerflora: Rubble 2
CAT. #: A/C-202
Twelve new tracks from Trummerflora, the experimental music collective, offer a taste of the diverse musical landscape these artists inhabit.

Damon Holzborn: Adams & Bancroft
CAT. #: ALP035
Abandoning his guitar for this project, Holzborn brings his instrumental approach to the laptop, resulting in the same dynamicism and timbal exploration displayed in his ensemble work.

Trummerflora: Rubble 1
CAT. #: A/C-201
A compilation featuring works by various members and ensembles of the Trummerflora Collective.

Donkey: Big Sur
CAT. #: ALP028
Donkey's second release offers conceptual studio constructions as well as live tracks recorded at the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival.

Donkey: Show
CAT. #: ALP020
Donkey rides high with their debut Accretions release, Show, a collection of live concert recordings that according to The Wire, "assumes the quality of aural graffiti, jagged hints and smeared traces of illicit communication between members of some clandestine network."

The Trummerflora Collective: No Stars Please
CAT. #: ALP022
A collection of live concert recordings featuring a capricious roster of performers, including Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Damon Holzborn, Nathan Hubbard, Robert Montoya, Marcelo Radulovich and Jason Robinson, with guest appearances by George Lewis, Lê Quan Ninh, Mike Keneally and Ellen Weller.

...and the reindeer you rode in on
CAT. #: ALP016
Presenting several of your seasonal favorites, plus a few originals to brighten up your holidays, "...and the reindeer you rode in on" offers Xperimental Xmas music from Marcos Fernandes, Hans Fjellestad, Damon Holzborn, Robert Montoya and Marcelo Radulovich.

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Various Artists: Trummerflora 2
CAT. #: ALP012
The second in a series, this compilation once again showcases some of the most innovative San Diego-area artists.

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"Holzborn crafts sounds into what even the electronics-skeptical might identify as music despite themselves."
- newmusicbox

"Computer noise at its most candid."

"Subtle and quiet but somehow aggressive. Holzborn's Adams & Bancroft ebbs and flows in the most elongated way, with extended crescendos and reversions to quietude, electronic lifeforms stretched to non-recognition, thus reformed into new beings entirely, much in the way your brain might be once this audio journey is completed."
- Raves

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