Stern

Biography

1) Stern is Chuck Stern, formerly of New York art/prog abstractionists Time of Orchids (Tzadik, Cuneiform Records). The music is dense and cinematic, occupying its own late-night vacuum – a haze of brooding, Shostakovian synth and angular guitar work, laced with trumpet (played by Tim Byrnes), industrial noise and Chuck’s unique, haunting vocals. Tracks are mastered by scutopus.

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Derek Hoke plays unapologetically classic country from the pre-digital, hell, pre-cassette era. Think of it as a sort of pensive hillbilly. Derek and his songs aren’t going to lurch forward at you and shout in your face. He’s more the type of guy to lean back and play at his own pace and draw you in on his own terms.