I’m excited to share Exits, my full length debut as Urner! Musically, Exits is a collage of improvisations & compositions from Spring 2020 - Fall 2021.
I worked with a relatively constrained set of tools, centered around recording long loops of overdubbed real-time keyboard improvisations as source material, and then sequencing those raw materials into structured forms (for the curious, this was mostly Digitone/Eurorack/microSTATION recorded into an Octatrack). I also edited these recordings further in a DAW. The process of curating and ordering tracks on the album kind of felt like a macro-scale extension of those lower-level performance techniques, which was a satisfying discovery to make after the fact.
After completing this project I stepped away from electronics almost entirely, and started working with piano/pencil/paper again for the first time in years - now that it’s out, I’m excited to reunite the electronics with the slower formal composition process and move on to the next chapter
Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback! This community has been an invaluable resource for my musical life over the past few years, thank you all so so much for doing what you do