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Wrekmeister Harmonies’ core for new album ‘Light Falls’ is JR (vocals, guitar) and Esther Shaw (keyboards, piano, violin, vocals). They are joined by Godspeed You! Black Emperor musicians Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals and Timothy Herzog on drums. ‘Light Falls’ features guest appearances from Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas).
"The shape-shifting drone, modern classical, outrock and extreme metal collective, led by the enigmatic and visionary musician JR Robinson, came into chaotic life in 2006 with the modus operandi of performing and recording long pieces in museums, mausoleums and other impressive public spaces.
Over three inimitable albums, released at a feverish pace (‘You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me’, 2013; ‘Then It All Came Down’, 2014; ‘Night Of Your Ascension’, 2015) JR proved himself to be a master collaborator, curating and orchestrating the talents of such varied underground luminaries as Jef Whitehead of Leviathan, Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten, David Yow of The Jesus Lizard, Chip King and Lee Buford of The Body, Marissa Nadler, Sanford Parker of Minsk, the freeimprov cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chris Brokaw of Codeine and jazz composer Ken Vandermark."