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“Badlands” is the second full length album by composer Jeremiah Cymerman’s apocalyptic chamber ensemble, Pale Horse. Recorded in February 2015, “Badlands”, picks up where their self-titled 2014 debut left off, with emphasis on dark ambient soundscapes built by the acoustic trio of clarinet, cello and drums. Over the course of two long form compositions, the trio move meticulously through a series of barren lands, populated by lone drifters with nothing to lose and howling winds and far away cries. Inspired equally by the work of composers Scelsi & Ligeti, the novels of Cormac McCarthy, the films of Wim Wenders and the hypnotic brutality of Swans, “Badlands” presents a dark vision of the west, a sound world that is the perfect accompaniment to hopeless nights and anxiety dreams.


released April 1, 2016

Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Christopher Hoffman (cello) Brian Chase (drums)

Release Date: April 1st, 2016, 5049 Records
Produced by Jeremiah Cymerman
Recorded February 22nd, 2015 by Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound, NYC
Mixed & Mastered by Jeremiah Cymerman
Art & Layout by Jamie Lawson

Acknowledgements: Toby Driver, Mario Diaz de León, Joshua Rubin, Jamie Lawson, Nate Wooley, John Zorn, Marc Urselli


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Jeremiah Cymerman New York, New York

Jeremiah Cymerman (b. 1980) is a New York City-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Apocalyptic electroacoustic chamber music. Low drones, earth tones, and birth stones.

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