Blank Radio - Albums

Robotomy

The most diverse of all 16 Blank Radio releases,this contains everything from dual drum sets combined with electronica to chamber inspired free jazz coupled with tracks that feature nothing but ambient electronic manipulations and loops. Featuring 20 stalwarts of the Milwaukee music scene including Devin Drobka,Steve Peplin,Matt Meixner,Jim Schoenecker,Danny Zelonky,Linda Binder,Dan Lloyd,Rick Olman and Jason Wietlispach,this collection draws from 7 different sessions in 2014 and is the last Blank Radio release for 2015.

Nail Blizzard

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The Most Beautiful Day of the Year

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Your Brain On Social Media

Eight improvised compositions featuring Nick Weckman on trombone and clarinet along with Allen Russell on violin and sonic manipulations Marc Ballini adds excellent keyboard counterpoint with the familiar rhythm section of Matt Miller and Dave Schoepke. Miles inspired jazz fusion combined with ambient soundscapes make this a fantastic session from the "haul" of 2014.

Allowing Yourself to Vanish

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Yup I'm Listening

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The Night Is For Screaming

Two completely improvised sessions from Milwaukee in the spring of 2014, featuring guitar by Steve Peplin and cello from Pat Reinholz plus some incredible flute playing by the legendary Rick Aaron and youngsters Jay Anderson and Anthony Deutsch on tenor sax and keys respectively. Ex Spanic Boy drummer Steve Davidson and Blank Radio veteran Peter Treuden round out these sessions of monsters! The night is indeed for screaming!!

Cacophenous, Pt. 1

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Dinosaur Legs

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When Want Becomes Need

Recorded at two different all-improvised sessions in the spring of 2015,two cuts feature the monster trumpet playing of Russ Johnson and the keys of Scott Currier while the other tracks feature David Wake(keys,melodica,vibes) from Kings Go Forth and Joey Carini(guitar,samples) with the common rhythm section of Matt Miller on bass and Dave Schoepke on drums and samples

Wide World Web

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Unreality TV

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How Do You Fit Into the Atomic Future?

Complete session of improvised music from June 2014. Featuring intense interplay drawing from explosive jazz fusion,breakbeats and ambient textures.Yet another great session from Milwaukee WI.

Self Erasure

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Law Before Sense

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Facefone

Recorded in the fall of 2014 this album is yet another complete work of improvised music only that in this case it is entirely made up of drum set duets! Featuring some midwest notables Victor Delorenzo(Violent Femmes)Michael Bettine(Gongtopia)Devin Drobka(Hanging Hearts)Dave Schoepke(Willy Porter)Ben Hans(Kip Winger) Jeremy Kuzniar(Kings Go Forth)John Calarco(Greg Koch) and a slew of others!. Each track was entirely improvised and no overdubbing was done at all on the project,many of the drummers having met for the first time at the session. Enjoy the spontaneous and musical interactions of each duet minus any obligatory "shedding" each duet aimed at shooting for a fresh approach to improvised drumming and to the concept of drum set duets in general.

Forgotten Sunset

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Spry Drum and Nimble Minds

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Sound Titles

Album consists of two different groups from two different sessions. Featuring double drums on one track from Peter Treuden and Dave Schoepke plus the otherwordly gongs and percussives from the legendary Michael Bettine. Guitarists Steve Peplin and Kenny Reichert, bassists Matt Miller and John Simons plus Jeno Somlai on the Fender Rhodes and some drum kit. Hypnotic soundscapes and exciting fusion-like explosions make this a deep yet exciting listen!

Roomless House

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Spoken Face

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The Iron in Irony

Recorded in the spring of 2013 with Biff Blumfumgagne on electric violin,Matthew Meixner on keys,Dave Schoepke on drums and Matthew Wilson on bass,percussion and kalimba. 100 percent improvised musics fusing jazz fusion and world music stylings forming a delicious stew of fiery jams from the midst of Milwaukee. Check it out if you like your music to be challenging and unpredictable,yet another album from the Blank Radio sessions of 2013.

The Front of Friendship

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Bushwackers

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Jeanette Rankin

Blank Radio's "Jeanette Rankin" is unique in that although it is comprised of multiple sessions, the album revolves around two mostly string groups giving the album a decidedly more organic twist from earlier releases. The double bass configuration of Dave Gelting and Evan Paydon dominates four of the eight tracks and brings a new twist to the improvised song forms. The remaining tracks are from more traditional band settings save for the double drums configuration of Peter Treuden and Dave Schoepke on "Vicious Can-Doer" the album has a dark,haunting, cinematic feel very well suited for a horror movie soundtrack.

Code

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Winterworld

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Birthday Music

Blank Radio featuring Matt Miller (bass) Randy Komberec (guitar) Dave Schoepke (drums, loops) and Demix (samples, loop manipulator). All improvised session drawing from all corners of music styles and angles creating a vicious blend of loops, heavy guitar and jazz infused interludes. Birthday Music indeed.

Hot Hand Sandwich

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Mind Vomit

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Behind my Face

Featuring John Simons (guitar,trombone) Dave Schoepke (drums,loops) Matt Miller (bass,trumpet) and Scott Currier (keys) entirely improvised music recorded live,March 2013. Drawing sounds from all corners,each player brings concepts and impressions to a focus compositionally and sonically sharing in a mutual musical experience that showcases each player's talents equally.

Her and Her

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Me and It

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Shopping by Television

Fifth Blank Radio album and last one of the 2012 sessions, is comprised of Joey Carini on moog taurus pedals,guitar,loops, Matt Miller on bass,trumpet and Dave Schoepke on drums and loops. Shopping by television...who knew?

Happiness In Madness

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Your Last Phone Call

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Listen to this Alone

Fourth Blank Radio album and third of 2012, this is one complete session from May 23,2012 featuring Alex Stewart on guitar,loops, Matt Miller on bass and dual drum sets by Dave Schoepke and Peter Treuden. Please, do listen to this....alone.

Sign Language

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I'm Not as Dumb as You Look

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Palmistry for All

3rd Blank Radio album released October 2012 featuring Matthew Meixner, Paul Kneevers, Joey Carini, Dave Schoepke, Matt Miller, Alex Stewart, Jared Snyder, Bryan Mir, Matthew Wilson, Lodewijyk Broekhuizen and Jason Wietlispach

Palmistry

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Line of Heart

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4 Days in the 40's

Released 2008, Joey Carini,Dave Schoepke duo creations.

Five People

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Sweetness

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Your Ugly Smile

Released May 2012, Featuring Matt Miller, Dave Schoepke, Joey Carini, Stas Venglevski, Matt Turner, Alex Stewart, Sean Williamson and John Mcwilliams in various group configurations.

Clean Off

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Don't You Know Who I Think I am?

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