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 Illusion of Safety (4 Albums, 17 Tracks)

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Illusion of Safety photo by Dan Bodah
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LOCATION:Chicago, IL
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  • depending on the decade:: dan burke, chris block, mitch enderle, mark klein, mark sorensen, thymme jones, Kurt Griesch. early appearances by jef bek, rross feller, & collaborations with kevin drumm, randy greif, thomas dimuzio, ben vida, darin gray, jeb bishop, Jim O'Rourke
This is the 25th anniversary of Dan Burke's ongoing solo/collaborative project Illusion of Safety, which defies categorization but "has been called ambient, post-industrial, electro-acoustic, electronica, sound collage, improvisation, and power electronics" according to illusionofsafety.com: The project "intrepidly charts the terra incognita where sound, silence, noise and music intersect. Using conventional
instruments, sound generating devices and random objects, IOS hews sonic sculptures that deliberately provoke, mesmerize and even affront listeners". In 1986, Burke founded the Complacency label with Thymme Jones, one of many collaborators over the past quarter-century (including Jim O'Rourke, Ben Vida and Kevin Drumm). After a quiet few years, IOS now has a new CD coming out on Moscow's Wastyx Records, and a new 10'' on Vertonen's C.I.P. label. (-via Jason Sigal at WFMU's Beware of the Blog) photo by Flickr user Seth Tisue Some Rights Reserved

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