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Rings of Saturn

by Various Artists

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  • Rings of Saturn 7" Box Set
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Hand-numbered laser engraved wooden box set, with six 7" EPs totaling 72 minutes of music; each featuring collaborations with Britta Phillips, David Grubbs, Eerie Wanda, Jad Fair, Danielson, Paul Leary, and Rob Crow.

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In 2022, the pandemic seemed to be receding to the point where artists could work together again,
literally side by side. So, as a kind of 'follow-up' to my Joyful Noise 2020 Artist-in-Residence box set,
i revisited the notion of a limited-edition vinyl box celebrating the joys of collaboration. i thought about it
for a good long while, and eventually, It felt good. I then put the idea under a microscope and found that
it felt even better when i minimized the project to six 33rpm EP's on 7" vinyl. The borderless landscapes
of audio art, tempered by the imaginations of the artists i chose to work with, then cast against the myriad
infinities of mysteries betwixt those ageless, spinning rings...those rings that seem to sing, "...listen to us..."

it all begins with imagery. always.

let it be. if You fall in Love with the process, it's possible that the process will Love you back. the end results
are important, but nothing is more important (to me) than the changes we experience as a result of the process.
how are we different now, after the music is done? what has happened to us, because of these sounds we have
made together, and these songs we have made? and, of equal importance...can the listener sense that something
is happening to the artists as a result of their collaborations? and...can the listener experience some of that, too?

i sure do fucking hope so. if the listener simply hears it, i've failed. but if they feel it...ah. there she is. there's the
flickering stars of hope that seeds future collaborations, and the notion that next time will be even better. rungs in
the ladder. rings around the planet. baby steps. we keep going because we believe there will be more places to go.
there must be more places to go. please, let it be so. please, remain open. Love cannot enter a clenched fist.

RINGS OF SATURN won't change the world, but the words & music dervishing off these grooves accurately
expresses the Love poured into the foundations beneath these Nocturnes (w/ Britta Phillips) and Psalms
(w/ David Grubbs) and Preludes (w/ Eerie Wanda) and Elegies (w/ Jad Fair & Danielson) and Laments
(w/ Paul Leary) and Hymns (w/ Rob Crow). working with others is my lifeblood. i am Nothing without them.

TIME, with all its mysteries intact, and unfettered by borders, so that both the artists and the listeners can enter,
in partnership, together.

- Kramer, 2023


released April 7, 2023


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Britta Phillips Los Angeles, California

Britta Phillips is a member of the band, LUNA, the duo, DEAN & BRITTA, and has scored films such as Noah Baumbach’s, 'The Squid & The Whale" and 'Mistress America' with her partner, Dean Wareham.

Britta is also known as the singing voice of cartoon character, JEM.
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