Made to Break
Before the Code : Live

"Kurzmann[’s] commanding and inventive use of an electronics-based language charges Made to Break's interplay with a built-in dimension of tension, surprise, and danger. He interferes, expands, and challenges ideas about melody, linear structure, sonic cohesion, and pulse."
-Eyal Hareuveni, The Free Jazz Collective

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  • 1. Dial The Number: Live (for Agnes Varda) - 19:43
  • 2. Off-Picture No. 119: Live (for Joshua Oppenheimer) / Window Breaking Hammer: Live (for Rainer Werner Fassbinder) - 33:35
  • 3. Dragon Improvisation - 05:19

Compositions written by Ken Vandermark (Twenty First Mobile Music / ASCAP- Cien Fuegos)

Tim Daisy: drums

Christof Kurzmann: Laptop/ppooll

Jasper Stadhouders: Electric bass

Ken Vandermark: Reeds

Recorded by Bartek Olszewski at a concert held at Klub Dragon in Poznan, Poland on November 5, 2014.

Mixed and mastered by Christoph Amann at Amann Studios in Vienna.

Design by Federico Peñalva.

Photograph by Ken Vandermark.

Thanks to the musicians, Konstantin Drobil and Thomas Gebhart of Trost, Christoph Amann, Sergio Merino and Arco y Flecha for their assistance with the 2014 European tour, to Wawrzyn "Laurence" M?kinia and to all the other organizers who helped present the band in Poznan, to Fede Peñalva and Steve Marquette for their assistance at Audiographic Records, and to the listeners.