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GENERAL MANIFEST. A Composition By Braden Diotte CD

GENERAL MANIFEST. A Composition By Braden Diotte CD

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Braden Diotte is a native born Californien, born in 1975. Braden Diotte plays organ and synth on the summer tours in the US in 2022 and the EU in summer 2023 for Steve Von Till. He has toured as a member of legendary krautrockband Faust, priogressive pop band Pinback, psyrock band Tarantúla Hawk, has collaborated with members of avant-garde -metal band Neurosis andn experimental punk band The Locust and has produced albums for industriual doom aact Author & Punisherasa well as the contemporary noise ensemble EXO/ENDO.

Traversing the territory where contemporary classical meets industrial noise (as well as marking his debut release as a composer), Braden Diotte’s General Manifest combines harmonica, percussion and field-recordings captured aboard moving freight trains to reconstruct sonic mémoires from his two decades as a modern hobo.

“The inspiration behind General Manifest came two-fold. Aesthetically, I wanted to create a piece to pay tribute to the fleeting music that I’ve witnessed emanating from the underbelly of thousands of tons of rolling stock over a twenty-year span in which I was riding freight trains throughout the American west. At the same time, I also wanted to create a piece based upon the broader notion of birthright freedoms. Where these concepts intersect, a philosophy exists that’s as personal as it is political, as anarchistic as it is patriotic, and as natural as it is spiritual."

– Braden Diotte


released December 31, 2019


General Manifest

Composed and Produced by Braden Diotte

Performed by The Angels & Devils of the East Imperial

Mixed and Mastered by Christopher Reba

Cover Photograph by Braden Diotte © 1995

© and ℗ 2019 East Imperial (ASCAP)

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