Focused in Chicago and using a name motivated by director Bela Tarr’s 2000 film, Wrekmeister Harmonies was founded by sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer J.R. Robinson, who continues to be its only continuous member. Robinson is normally a audio installationist known for his ambient functions in spaces like the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Guggenheim Museum in NY, the Getty Museum in LA, the Pompidou Middle in Paris, as well as the Artwork Middle Berlin. As Wrekmeister Harmonies, he enlisted help through the Windy City’s variety of fine music artists, including David Yow, Ken Vandermark, John McEntire, and Azita Youssefi, to mention several, and developed the music that became Recordings Manufactured in Open public Areas, Vol. 1. Issued on Atavistic in ’09 2009, it recorded a number of these displays within an audio and video disk package deal. The music started to modification as his musical partnerships grew. By enough time Wrekmeister Harmonies released You’ve Constantly Meant A LOT if you ask me, his 2013 Excitement Jockey debut, Robinson got enlisted players through the experimental rock, free of charge improv, and dark metal scenes to aid him in documenting the solitary album-length piece. After many acclaimed public looks with an ever growing selection of players, Wrekmeister Harmonies came back to the studio room in early 2014. After that It All Arrived Down — an album-length function influenced with a 1973 Truman Capote interview with Charles Manson associate Bobby Beausoleil — premiered in Oct, with looks by Ryley Walker, Chanel Pease, Sanford Parker, Chris Brokaw, and Bruce Lamont, aswell as members from the rings Indian and Leviathan. Robinson and different collaborators played go for displays in support. Robinson spent another ten months documenting. He once again enlisted a big cast of music artists, including Marissa Nadler, Alexander Hacke, Chris Brokaw, and people of Disappears, Indian, your body, and Yakuza (over 30 in every), and worked well in numerous places like the crematorium of Chicago’s Bohemian Country wide Cemetery. The outcome, Nights Your Ascension, premiered by Thrill Jockey in November of 2015. Robinson do a restricted tour with this huge group. Upon coming back, he wasted virtually no time reentering the studio room. Seeking a big change in path, he began dealing with a smaller sized unit offering himself on guitars and vocals and Esther Shaw on keyboards, piano, violin, and vocals. These were became a member of by Godspeed You! Dark Emperor music artists Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin, and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums. The outcome, Light Falls, was motivated by Primo Levi’s renowned book If THAT IS a guy (additionally known as Success in Auschwitz), though it generally does not stick to its narrative. Preceded with a nationwide tour, the record was released by Thrill Jockey in Sept 2016.