BRIAN CASTRIOTA

archaeological & time-based media art conservator





MUSIC



2021


FIMBRIA - VOTIVE
CAD005D

Released on limited edition compact disc and cassette, 28 December 2021 on Cadent Records.

Recorded over the course of 2020 and 2021, the eight tracks across Votive were crafted using a palette of analog and digital synthesizers, drum machines, and acoustic instrumentation. Vox, synth arpeggios, half-mortal choirs, deer bone flute, bodhrán, and bronze singing bowl combine in a waking dream of ancient oracles, burial rites, and priestly rituals performed in remote sanctuaries. Repetitious sequences, angular waveforms, and golden timbres recall the punched and incised, geometric decoration of Bronze Age grave goods and burial deposits from across the Mediterranean basin and British Isles. The songs comprising Votive are a recollection and excavation of earthly joys and losses, and the buried offerings to their memory.

Written, performed, and recorded 2020–2021 by Brian Castriota in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brian Castriota: vocals, Prophet-6, Juno-106, MC-202, SH-09, M1R, CR-78, System80 880, electric guitar, cello, bodhrán, bronze singing bowl, and deer bone flute.

Mixed and mastered by Tom Tierney.

Sleeve and disc artwork “Still life, stones on a table” by Alexander Vedel Ottenstein, 2021.

Liner note artwork by Brian Castriota.



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2017

FIMBRIA - ETERNAL RETURN
CAD002C/CAD002D

Released on limited edition compact disc and cassette, 3 October 2017 on Cadent Records.

Written, performed, and recorded by Brian Castriota in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brian Castriota: vocals, electric guitar, Juno-106, SH-09, MC-202, TR-606, TR-707, VP-03, Six-Trak, Arp Odyssey, & M1.

Mixed and mastered by Julian Brau.

Painting “Evening Landscape with Two Men” by Caspar David Friedrich, 1830-35.


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2014

FIMBRIA - NORTHERN WINDS (EP)
FMT007

Released on limited edition compact cassette, 16 December 2014 on FMT Recordings.

Music and words by Brian Castriota.

Mixed and mastered by Julian Brau.

Artwork by Lauren Klotzman and Brian Castriota.



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2014
FIMBRIA - FORGIVENESS (SINGLE)

Released digitally, 30 September 2014 on FMT Recordings.

Music and lyrics by Brian Castriota.

Mixed and mastered by Julian Brau.

Remix by Nicolas Makelberge.

Artwork by Lauren Klotzman.



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© brian castriota 2020–2021.