EKG: No sign
sedcd041 | Released in 2006 | 500 copies | $10
EKG is the duo of Kyle Bruckmann and Ernst Karel. EKG's music is situated between acoustic and electronic, improvised and premeditated, disruptive and meditative; it crackles and hums with precariously restrained potential energy. Combining traditional and extended wind techniques with anachronistic (non-digital) electronic processing, they carefully sculpt a bizarre yet organic sound world of shifting tones, sudden and creeping textures, elusive suggestions of possible melody, and microscopic noise. No Sign is their third release, combining sessions from makeshift studios amidst Chicago snow and San Francisco fog.