Devin Sarno

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Devin Sarno
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Devin Sarno
Background information
Origin Glendale, California, USA
Genres Experimental music
Ambient music
Years active 1985–present
Labels Banned Production
Website Official Website

Devin Sarno (born in Glendale, California in 1966) began CRIB [1] in early 1990 as a solo bass sound project focusing on improvised subsonics. Over the course of a decade (and over a dozen recordings) [2] his music evolved from high volume feedback experimentation to a sonic examination of the meditative properties of low-end drone music.[3] In 2003, the CRIB moniker was retired & Sarno now performs & records under his own name.

Sarno was a founding member of the Los Angeles, CA art-rock band Waldo The Dog Faced Boy and in 1989, along with partner/producer Tom Grimley, he also co-founded the experimental label WIN Records, which was home to artists such as: Petra Haden, Alicia J. Rose, The Centimeters, Upsilon Acrux & many more. As a bassist, Sarno has collaborated/recorded with a range of diverse acts including: Nels Cline, Thurston Moore, Vincent Gallo, Joe Baiza, Mike Watt, Jack Brewer, Z'EV, Petra Haden, that dog., Abby Travis, Danny Frankel, G.E. Stinson, Jeff Gauthier, Tom Surgal, Upsilon Acrux, Carla Bozulich, Brandon LaBelle, Jason Kahn, The Watson Twins, Jessica Catron, Celer and others.

Sarno's music was featured on the CBS TV network program The Courier (micro-series) which aired nationally in January 2006 [4] and found itself broadcast over New York City's Times Square JumboTron. Film composing works have included the score for "Postmortem Bliss" [5] by noted director Floria Sigismondi as well as "Eve" and "DadaDum" for Canadian-based director/fine artist Britt Randle. "DadaDum" screened at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival as a Best Short Film nominee.

In January 2011, Sarno began curating the independent netlabel Absence of Wax.[6]

Selected discography[edit]

  • 2011 Devin Sarno "first-impresssion" for 1.1.11 (Absence of Wax)
  • 2010 Devin Sarno "Three Twenty Eight Twenty Ten" (Banned Production)
  • 2007 Devin Sarno "Full dynamics-frequency Spectrum" (Banned Production) [7]
  • 2007 Devin Sarno & G.E. Stinson "Heart Cell Memory" (Squirrelgirl) [8]
  • 2005 Devin Sarno "Variations" (Banned Production)
  • 2004 Nels Cline + Devin Sarno "Buried on Bunker Hill" (Groundfault) [9]
  • 2002 CRIB "Remnant" (True Classical CDs) [10]
  • 2000 CRIB "Forward Back" (WIN Records) [11]
  • 1998 CRIB "She Is Church" (WIN Records) [12]
  • 1998 Nels Cline + Devin Sarno "Rise Pumpkin Rise" (Volvolo)
  • 1998 Nels Cline + Devin Sarno "Edible Flowers" (WIN Records) [13]
  • 1992 Waldo The Dog Faced Boy "Tingle" (WIN Records)
  • 1989 Waldo The Dog Faced Boy "Gifts of Finest Wheat" (WIN Records)
  • 1987 Waldo The Dog Faced Boy "Wood" (WIN Records)

Musical Influences[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ned Raggett. "All Music Biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Devin Sarno Discography". devinsarno.com. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ Greg Burk (May 10, 2005). "Memory Train". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Futon Critic". January 17, 2006. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Turner Classic Movies". September 15, 2006. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ Marc Weidenbaum (January 7, 2011). "SAW A NEW NETLABEL JUST THE OTHER DAY". Disquiet. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Greg Burk (December 14, 2007). "Metal Jazz review". metaljazz.com. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ REDIZORK (February 23, 2008). "Deleted Scenes, Forgotten Dreams review". deletedscenesforgottendreams.blogspot.com. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ Rex Butters (January 17, 2005). "All About Jazz review". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  10. ^ Max Level (January 7, 2006). "KFJC 89.7 FM review". sonomu.net. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  11. ^ Simon Hopkins (April 26, 2000). "Sonomu review". sonomu.net. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  12. ^ J. Lloyd (January 9, 2000). "Amazon.com review". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  13. ^ Simon Hopkins (March 19, 1999). "Sonomu review". sonomu.net. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 

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