JT Bates solo album Open Relationships coming 12/18/15

November 30th 2015

JT Bates solo album Open Relationships coming 12/18/15

The long-awaited debut solo release from Minneapolis-based musician and composer JT Bates is now ready for release later this month. Open Relationships, recorded at April Base Studios in Wisconsin with acclaimed producer BJ Burton, is a largely solo effort written and performed by JT, with contributions from electronic/noise artist Mark McGee and guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker. 

With a focus on manipulated recordings of solo drum arrangements, this instrumental album is a cohesive collection of layered drones, glitched rhythms, and sonic textures that make the idea of a genre tag irrelevant and incomplete. 

The official record release show for Open Relationships will be on Monday, December 28th, as the last installment in 2015 of JT's widely known Monday Night Jazz Implosion series at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN. 


Cover image by Cameron Wittig

JT Bates - Open Relationships
Release Date: December 18th, 2015

1) Last Morning
2) Rich Kids
3) Bend Some
4) Usual
5) Dale
6) Side B

Recorded at April Base Studios by BJ Burton

Drums & sound by JT Bates
Additional sound by Mark McGee (2,6,7)
Guitar by Jeremy Ylvisaker (3)
Produced by JT Bates
Co-produced by BJ Burton

Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering
Made possible with support from the American Composers Forum
Cover photograph and design by Cameron Wittig


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