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When In Vanitas​.​.​.

by Brise-Glace

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BRISE-GLACE is the "cut-up" band formed by Jim O'Rourke, Darin Gray (Dazzling Killmen / You Fantastic!), Thymme Jones (Cheer-Accident / You Fantastic!) & Dylan Posa (The Flying Luttenbachers / Cheer-Accident).

In the tradition of CAN, THIS HEAT and FAUST, BRISE-GLACE is as much about deconstructing the functions of rock music, as it is operating as a rock band. Shifting moods and temper, BRISE-GLACE masterfully interweave disparate introductory "scenes" that simultaneously challenge expectations and question definitions. Also featured are Henry Kaiser, Christoph Heeman (HNAS) and David Grubbs.

"The most intriguing rock music of the 90's" - The WIRE

U.S. Maple's first LP, "Long Hair In Three Stages" was taped over the outtakes from this album.

All of the edits on "When In Vanitas" were hand cut by Jim's trusty razor blade - no computers!

Under 1,000 copies of the original vinyl pressing exist. Many were damaged by the freight carrier enroute to Europe.

Brise-Glace was the most mispronounced band name in the SKiN GRAFT discography until Koenjihyakkei came along.


released August 29, 1994

Darin Gray: electric bass
Thymme Jones: drums
Jim O'Rourke: guitar, organ, tape, razor blade
Dylan Posa: guitar

Gene Coleman: bass clarinet
Dave Grubbs: organ
Christophe Heemann: tape
Henry Kaiser: guitar
Carolyn Faber: percussion

Engineered by Steve Albini and Jim O'Rourke.
Mixed by Jim O'Rourke / Cover art by Jim and Mark Fischer


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