Jon Rose

Fringe Benefits: 1977-1985

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From Michigan label Entropy Stereo comes Fringe Benefits, a compilation of Jon Rose recordings spanning 1997-1985. Included are solo recordings, as well as tracks made with a variety of people, including Rik Rue, Jim Denley, Relative Band, and Joe "Doc" Rosenberg. The settings range from a river to an airport, at home to in a club, and find Jon Rose on an array of homemade instruments. While this two-disc set is probably not going to be listened to in one sitting, it serves as an important documentation of the range of Rose's work in these previously unreleased recordings of experimental music. Personnel, instrumentation, place, and dates (when known) are given for each track in the thorough booklet; also included are some photos of Rose's homemade instruments, including the "double violin with French moped function."

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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00:48 Amazon
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06:50 Amazon
3
00:14 Amazon
4
01:51 Amazon
5
00:53 Amazon
6
02:26 Amazon
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00:51 Amazon
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02:25 Amazon
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03:39 Amazon
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01:02 Amazon
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00:47 Amazon
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00:33 Amazon
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02:54 Amazon
14
00:30 Amazon
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03:19 Amazon
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00:56 Amazon
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02:23 Amazon
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01:37 Amazon
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02:48 Amazon
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00:34 Amazon
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01:51 Amazon
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01:13 Amazon
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00:23 Amazon
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00:49 Amazon
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01:42 Amazon
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01:56 Amazon
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00:33 Amazon
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00:28 Amazon
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00:53 Amazon
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01:02 Amazon
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00:13 Amazon
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02:40 Amazon
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01:36 Amazon
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00:53 Amazon
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02:53 Amazon
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01:00 Amazon
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01:27 Amazon
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feat: Jim Denley
01:48 Amazon
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00:59 Amazon
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05:30 Amazon
41
feat: Kristin Rose
05:33 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
02:22 Amazon
2
03:21 Amazon
3
01:01 Amazon
4
02:33 Amazon
5
04:36 Amazon
6
03:29 Amazon
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feat: Jim Denley
01:51 Amazon
8
02:27 Amazon
9
02:32 Amazon
10
03:34 Amazon
11
07:58 Amazon
12
02:55 Amazon
13
00:27 Amazon
14
02:30 Amazon
15
00:34 Amazon
16
00:16 Amazon
17
00:47 Amazon
18
00:29 Amazon
19
00:26 Amazon
20
02:56 Amazon
21
00:53 Amazon
22
01:06 Amazon
23
02:36 Amazon
24
feat: Rik Rue
01:57 Amazon
25
01:26 Amazon
26
04:56 Amazon
27
05:20 Amazon
28
01:54 Amazon
29
05:55 Amazon
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