"Fall" is the latest release from Devin Sarno. Available as a limited edition cassette (25 copies) and as digital download (thru Bandcamp). "Fall" consists of 2 tracks: "Running Embrace" and "Entanglement" which were recorded in July 2016 comprised of layered electronics, guitar and found sound.
Guide Me Little Tape writes: "The drones come in subtle shades and guitar tones shift ever so slightly all the while lulling you like a serpent, keeping your gaze - you're never quite sure if it will strike..."
Pound For Pound says: "'Fall' exists on the border, slipping between terms--composed/improvised, quiet/loud, monolithic/molecular, city/body, material/conceptual--is brilliant and exhilarating, Experimental music at its finest."
Devin Sarno recently performed with Big Butter, the long standing experimental music project of brothers Tim & Mike Biskup. The live band performed on 2/26/15 at XIX Studios in Glassell Park, CA and was in support of the Biskup’s duo art show at Slow Culture gallery. Big Butter music releases can be purchase online here.
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2014, Devin Sarno curated Absence of Wax: a net label focused on Ambient, Improvised & Experimental music. In that time, the site saw over 65 releases by Composers from around the globe: United States, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Peru, France, Germany, Italy, Bahrain, Slovenia, Argentina, Spain, Russia and Ukraine.
(All of the music on “AoW” is available for free stream & download / non-commercial use).
Here is a brief article on Absence of Wax from the website Acts of Silence.
Devin Sarno produced the score for short film “Run Rabbit” by Director Britt Randle. Featured musicians include G.E. Stinson & Josh Varnedore. World Premiere for the film was at the Inside Out LBGT Film Festival in Toronto, Canada which ran in the Summer of 2014. (The film has also shown at: Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival & Florence Queer Film Festival.)
“FULL dynamics-frequency SPECTRUM” is available on Banned Production. This 15 minute ensemble recording features: Vincent Gallo, Nels Cline, Joseph Hammer & Bobb Bruno. As an exercise, FDFS was constructed from independent tracks all recorded at differing times over the course of a 2 year period. No guest musician was able to reference any previous recordings and were simply given loose guidance to aid in their contributions. Housed in a 3.5″ square cardboard box (with 4 page mini booklet) this is a limited edition/hand assembled release.