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General Manifest

by Braden Diotte

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Traversing the territory where contemporary classical meets industrial noise (as well as marking his debut release as a composer), Braden Diotte’s General Manifest combines harmonica, percussion and field-recordings captured aboard moving freight trains to reconstruct sonic mémoires from his two decades as a modern hobo.

“The inspiration behind General Manifest came two-fold. Aesthetically, I wanted to create a piece to pay tribute to the fleeting music that I’ve witnessed emanating from the underbelly of thousands of tons of rolling stock over a twenty-year span in which I was riding freight trains throughout the American west. At the same time, I also wanted to create a piece based upon the broader notion of birthright freedoms. Where these concepts intersect, a philosophy exists that’s as personal as it is political, as anarchistic as it is patriotic, and as natural as it is spiritual."
– Braden Diotte


released December 31, 2019

General Manifest
Composed and Produced by Braden Diotte
Performed by The Angels & Devils of the East Imperial
Mixed and Mastered by Christopher Reba
Cover Photograph by Braden Diotte © 1995
© and ℗ 2019 East Imperial (ASCAP)


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General Manifest Idyllwild Pine Cove, California

Braden Diotte is a native Californian, born in 1975. He has toured as a member of legendary German krautrock band Faust, progressive pop band Pinback, psychrock band Tarantula Hawk, has collaborated with members of avant-metal band Neurosis and experimental punk band The Locust, and has produced albums for industrial doom act Author & Punisher, as well as the contemporary noise ensemble EXO//ENDO. ... more

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