Our next release will be the debut vinyl offering from free improv duo Rivener. Hailing from New Haven, CT, drummer Michael Kiefer and guitarist Paul Belbusti generate a potent mix of free jazz, psych, and noise that will scrape your cranial cavity raw. Over the course of this album’s six tracks, Rivener creates moments of beauty that intertwine with moments of terror as Kiefer’s near-jazz drumming constantly wrestles with Belbusti’s skronk and splatter. And, while Rivener tread through the waters of free jazz and abstract noise, this is a duo that hasn’t forgotten about their love of rock music.

As the band explains: “All our songs are composed on-the-fly — lysergic, shape-shifting explorations of no wave, noise, free jazz, and psych, with some elements rooted loosely in the rock tradition; ineffable expressions of the human spirit.”

A joint release with our buds at Twin Lakes Records. Arriving 9/1/17 in an edition of 250 copies on black vinyl w/download code. Experience the burned-out vibe of “Noiren” below or over on our Soundcloud.