016. 1000 Petal Lotus & Angus Tarnawsky, Subconscious Self Sabotage

015. Brian Chase, Drums & Drones II

014. Brian Chase & Angus Tarnawsky, Live At Secret Project Robot

013. Victoria Keddie, Cannibal Mécanique

012. Bryce Hackford, Diegetic Music

011. Robert Deeds (cur. by Maria Chavez), Broken Piano

010. Angus Tarnawsky, Surface To Air

009. Shelley Burgon, LOVEHER (2014)

008. Joe Talia, Sayu/Volo a Vela

007. Thomas Kircher & Lukas Grundmann, Wider/Wieder

006. monotope, Unsteady Scaffold/Voltaire’s Dubs

005. Daren Ho, 1 2 3 4 5 6

004. Nathan Liow & Angus Tarnawsky, Artifacts

003. Brian Chase, Ride/Scratch

002. Che Chen, Bus Passes By/Saturday

001. Shelley Burgon,  LOVEHER



Brian Chase
Ride / Scratch

7” lathe cut record
Edition of 25 copies




For ICM003, Brian Chase furthers his solo work and shares a growing ability to translate complex tuning theories into visceral and exciting pieces of music.

The two tracks, “Ride” and “Scratch” use as their sound source a single cymbal and drum respectively. On “Ride” the cymbal is playing a repeated pattern, imitating a groove played to seduce, causing the cymbal to ring with the shifting timbre of its tintinnabulation, a device to entrance. On “Scratch” the drum is played with a chopstick, imitating the motion of a needle playing a record, coaxing the drum to resonate with sustained tones of choir angels. Both tracks are processed with precise digital equalization according to the Just Intonation tuning theory, greatly bringing out the instruments’ natural acoustic overtones.


Tiny Mix Tapes
Grant Purdum

Chase is an experimental mind...His entry in the In Context Music series, on miraculously clear lathe-cut vinyl like the other limited-to-25 items in the line, is an exploration of deep-space sound manipulation that transcends mere method. By this I mean, you could never guess the source of these recordings unless you’d tried the same thing yourself...A personal work that rewards intense listening.

Still Single
Doug Mosurock

Chase is best known as the drummer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but his classical/conservatory side shouldn’t be understated. Here he works in a more experimental realm – the simple tapping of a ride cymbal (“Ride”) is filtered to reveal hidden harmonic/drone discoveries in the timbre of the metal, and similar metal percussives (or perhaps strings?) are bowed (“Scratch”) to unlock insanity-defense level peals of angelic anguish.


Record Release Poster
by ICM and Jordan Dolheguy