Chris Kallmyer // Rhyolite

by Chris Kallmyer/Julia Holter/Lucky Dragons

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes a fold-out insert designed by Becca Lofchie featuring photos and interviews with the artists. LP jacket also features a poetic introduction by steve roden. Comes with a download of the digital album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Chris Kallmyer // Rhyolite via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"Rhyolite is benchmark album that stands squarely at the crossroads of sound, the natural environment and musical perception."
-Sequenza 21

"Fence, Amargosa Desert" is a wind-activated sound installation made from 200 glass bottles found in Rhyolite, Nevada. The clear and green bottles, known to have been left there by gold miners, are hung on an old wire fence to catch the wind. The fence was created by Chris Kallmyer in summer 2010 and recorded by Chris and Andrew McIntosh on May 24, 2013.

Music by Julia Holter and Lucky Dragons was written and recorded in response to "Fence, Amargosa Desert." The recordings are accompanied by an insert (LP) or pdf (digital) of photos and interviews from the artists about their creative process and their relationship to the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles.


released May 13, 2016

Author, Concept, Direction: Chris Kallmyer
Design: Becca Lofchie
Sound Editing and Mixing: Nick Tipp
Mastering: Gil Tamazyan at Capsule Labs

© 2016 Chris Kallmyer and Populist Records


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