Heat Retention Records

Retain your heat!

Brian Osborne is a percussionist, sound artist, and educator who moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after more than a decade of active participation in New York City’s creative music scene. Brian received his BM in Percussion Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After which he moved to NYC, and continued his studies for several years under percussionist, and free jazz legend, Milford Graves, while studying Javanese Gamelan Music through the Indonesian Consulate. Brian’s focus remains on performing and recording experimental and improvised music. He currently performs across the US and Europe with the electronics/drums duo- Hatchers; Dan Peck’s tuba-fronted doom improv trio- The Gate; and as a duo with guitarist, Nick Millevoi. Brian has played with Michael Barker, Robert Beatty, Tom Blancarte, Daniel Carter, Tim Dahl, Peter Evans, Paul Flaherty, Frode Gjerstad, Michael Thomas Jackson, Oliver Lake, Joe McPhee, Kevin Shea, Tamio Shiraishi, Jeffrey Shurdut, Panagiotis Spoulos, Nate Wooley, Spencer Yeh, George Steeltoe Ensemble, Wretched Worst, Sharks with Wings, Blastocyst, Paper Legs, Reverse Mouth, Dosdedos and more. Osborne can be heard on over twenty released recordings to date.
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The Wire on Brian's solo percussion CD "Music Concatenate":
"He transforms gentle patterings into richly plated constructs tantalizingly between naivety and complexity."
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The Wire on The Gate's "Vomit Dreams" CD:
"They are great at allowing their scraping and scuttlings to coalesce magically into growlings riffs and malevolent low-register thunder, bridging the hiterto unspanned void between Don Cherry's MU and early Swans."
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The Wire on George Steeltoe Ensemble's "Church of Yuh" LP:
"a passionate gust of free jazz and experimental manipulation"
"the spirits of Ayler, Coltrane and Sonny Shurrock can be sensed elbowing through the musical barrage, silently giving the assemble their blessing from above."
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Bull Tongue on Mouthus/Dosdedos/Tan as Fuck/Ground Monkeys Split 7":
"these cats pump out the bad vibrations in most excellent fashion. A must have."
-Byron Coley & Thurston Moore July 2005
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Animal Psi on Blastocyst's "True Tales for a new American Century" CDR:
"New York bass & drum duo Blastocyst play skuzzy noise-rock music with aplomb like only a pair of completely wrecked instruments can provide..."

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