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Brandon Kreitler

Brandon Kreitler writes poetry and makes music with the group Carillons. He almost never updates the blog oystershells.wordpress.com.

The Music Was Dying

In 2003, American composer William Basinski released a four-disc set entitled The Disintegration Loops. The music on these discs was not initially intended for release, nor was it even really composed music at all.


This spring Animal Collective released its latest offering, the three-LP Animal Crack Box. The collection of mostly early studio jams and odds ’n’ ends retails for a killer $92 a box—or I should say retailed for $92, since the thousand-unit limited-edition pressing sold out within the first day or two of availability.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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