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by Bloodmist

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A path, the determination to fall. The way is a dance that we do between collapsing and standing. Slaves to gravity, we respond to the circle, to life in this place. Rain paints an orbit for us and luck is being drawn at the table. Two happenings separated by time that stand side by side. Arching is togetherness and separation, a game of achieved nothingness, the graphic center of all life. A single eye in downward motion falls green. We belong falling to the ground.
Creston 12:13
Feel the weight of the rock in your hand. Let it hang momentarily above us all, far away. Let it burn the stories you know. This leaden creature, an open wound in the sky that bares a question. A beginning or a fear of the end? An ellipsis. Here you are: dusty soul in the blink of darkness, consciousness that races above, lifeless volition towards inert sound, like an arrow. There is no dissolution in silence, on the contrary, it craves the impossible, the unattached. Softness is the circle, not offended by the fall. Soon they will come back to rest their heads in the pillow where they hit the ground. Soon I too will find the surface. Reverberation is a boundary. Green is the cross of the world.
Red Canyon 13:55
Listen to the walls falling down around a red and green. The final melting, unbuilding of nature. Flushing dirt, the motion of unraveling, silver in the night. The shine, verdant under the veil. Alive the light with its yellow. Small gods sit underground. It looked like a pale star tumbling down. It looked like a wrathful eye that never blinks, a single finger tracing out in the dark its shiny path. The red rock was covered with a mossy beam, almost blue to the touch. Hot green on the heavy palm of the canyon. We waited close to the sand looking at the semi circle in the sky. Rocks falling in the cracks of the mountain, dusty earth, dusty sheets. We know the moon and the fallen, the kiss of the fall.
Before the skyline changed between the mountains, they told the story of sound. Brave the one who listens to the call, a raging call between the spheres, a broken embrace of combusting planets. So is the meeting of the forces that crumble our skies and tint the night. They run through the darkness searching for a place to rest, as we do. The day will come to find the sound of the great cirque, its ring of fire, the closeness, the lull. The sky, torn by a fast bright knife, will say: it is time to end our fight. The flesh of the heavens is ripe to meet its opponent, the silky hand that leaves a luminescence behind, a scar such as this. Today the mountains are changed, like an unmade bed. Shrivels of morning come down to wake us. The sky, made whole by a single color, says: you are here.


NYC-based electroacoustic improvisation trio Bloodmist presents Arc, their third full length album.

Since their inception in 2010, Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics), Toby Driver (electric bass), and Mario Diaz de Leon (synth and drum machine) have been steadily forging their unique approach to free improvisation, drawing from the realms of dark ambient, noise, and metal to craft surreal explorations of otherworldly sound. As individual artists, Cymerman is widely known as an improviser, record producer, and experimental music evangelist through his 5049 Records Podcast. Driver is celebrated as a solo artist and as the longtime mastermind of the endlessly eclectic band Kayo Dot, while Diaz de Leon has been recognized for his work at the crossroads of modern classical music, electronic music, and metal.

With their 2020 sophomore album Phos, the group established their signature sound, a wildly evocative exchange between Cymerman’s elegiac clarinet melodies and colorful electronic processing, Driver’s invocations of the outer realms of distorted bass guitar, and the anchoring element of Diaz de Leon’s sparse and shifting drum machine and synth riffs. Building from this foundation, Arc was recorded in November of 2020 at the venerable Pioneer Works artist center in Brooklyn, with engineers Justin Frye and Federico Escalante. Over two evenings, the group set the cavernous acoustics of the 19th-century iron factory in motion, resulting in nearly 4 hours of recorded material. The four selections that encompass the album were then collaboratively curated, with final mixing handled by Marc Urselli at East Side Sound.

Drawing from the cinematic and expansive sound of the album, individual song titles on Arc are names of meteorite impacts, with the years of impact corresponding to key events in the band’s history, including their first meeting in 2007, their first show under the name Bloodmist in 2012, and the release of their second album in 2020. At just under an hour in length, Arc is pervaded by the primordial resounding of Diaz de Leon’s Moog-synthesized bass drum, tuned to a low B flat, which is transformed throughout in contrasting articulations and shapes. The absence and presence of the bass drum serves as point of gravity for a cosmos of densities and colors, encompassing melodic modal passages, sparse electroacoustic atmospheres, and feral hellscapes, all showcasing finely attuned sonic dialogues between three longtime collaborators.


released June 3, 2022

Jeremiah Cymerman : clarinet and electronics
Mario Diaz de Leon : synthesizer and drum machine
Toby Driver : bass guitar

Text by Ana Cristina Pérez Ochoa
Band photos by Federico Escalante
Cover photo by Toby Driver
Design & layout by Mario Diaz de Leon

Recorded by Justin Frye & Federico Escalante at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, November 2020
Mixed by Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound, NYC
Mastered by James Plotkin


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Bloodmist is an electroacoustic improvisation trio, consisting of Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics), Toby Driver (electric bass), and Mario Diaz de Leon (synth and drum machine).

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