CORPSE OF DISCOVERY is a recording collective founded in 2009 by Bryan Zimmerman in Brooklyn and Queens. This 6-track, 26-minute record was released on limited-edition vinyl in 2010 by Transmission Arts organization free103point9. The music has been described as "exquisite-corpse-structured improvisations," "modular family band sessions," and "a communal door-to-door adventure collage jam record." It's at least a quilt of some sort, consisting of stacked-up, mixed-up invitations from Zimmerman to a dozen musical friends—plus a cell-phoned organ coda from his mother, Jolene Zimmerman. Intrepidly engineered, mixed and co-produced by Jason Loewenstein (Sebadoh,Circle of Buzzards), via the JakeRock Mobile Recording Unit. Lowewnstein also plays drums, bass, and guitar on several songs.
released July 1, 2010
Seth Abrames glockenspiel, cowbelll
Seth Armstrong acoustic guitar
Shelley Burgon harp
Jeff Conaway drums
Shannon Fields casio
Charlie Hines bass
Travis Millard guitar, field recordings, vocals
Jason Loewenstein bass, drums, guitar
Darin Mickey electric and lap-steel guitar
Laura Ortman casio, electric guitar, hammond C3 organ, violin, vocals
Michael Sump pedal-steel guitar
Bryan Zimmerman vocals, samples
Jolene Zimmerman organ
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ALBUM NOTES & CREDITS
Released July 1, 2010
Musical direction, songs, and lyrics by Bryan Zimmerman.
Produced and mixed by Bryan Zimmerman and Jason Loewenstein
Engineered by Jason Loewenstein
Engineering assistance and tape transfer provided by Charles Burst at Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn
Mastered by Joe Lambert/JLM, Brooklyn, NY
Recorded at various spaces in Brooklyn and Queens, NY, April-June, 2010*
*Travis Millard's guitar and vocals, and field recordings on "Sumptown" and "I Blew a Casket Dreamin" recorded in Los Angeles, CA; Selected radio tuning for samples provided by John Zimmerman in Olathe, Kansas; Jolene Zimmerman's organ at the end of "Liberty Dime" played via cellphone from Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene.
"My Disco Ball" dedicated to Robert Adams.
"Liberty Dime: Flor de Muerto" after Elk City.
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