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Realizing they had a unique take on the sonic universe, Jared Blum and Dominic Cramp formed Gigante
Sound in 2005 as a gateway to the world for their respective musical visions. Sharing an appreciation of the
nostalgic, the dark and hazy, the esoteric and often overlooked genres of electronic music; the pair
embarked on an eclectic far-reaching musical voyage that continues to this day. Ranging from the thrift store
"plunderwerks" of Blanketship and Borful Tang to the darker haunting worlds of Lord Tang, Qulfus and Beaks
Plinth down to the basement sounds of Vulcanus 68 . Along the way, they picked up a couple of friends too,
releasing the likes of the Sunshine Militant Children's Hour and T H E M A Y S.

One of Gigante Sound's strongest champions has been college and public radio..from Bay Area stalwarts
such as KUSF, KALX, KZSU and KFJC to the legendary WFMU in New Jersey. WFMU in particular have
been big supporters; featuring Borful Tang and Blanketship in exclusive broadcast and in-studio
appearances. Gigante artists were also some of the first to be involved with WFMU's heralded Creative
Common's site, The Free Music Archive.

With the release of their demented reworkings of Motown classics, the Motown Meltdown series, Gigante
created a stir in the blogoshpere and in recent years have had reviews prominently featured in
internationally renowned magazine, The Wire, as well as inclusion in their Below the Radar
compilation series. With all of this rootsy support, the music has traveled to various corners of the globe;
from Portugal to Estonia, from Australia to Iceland.

Jonny Wugwump of London based Exotic Pylon says it best:
"Based in California, Gigante Sound is a small but perfectly formed indie label that takes a gleefully
irrelevant and inventive approach to found sound and that least humble of instruments (and the greatest
musical invention of all time) the sampler. They’re far-out wild gaudy and fun but also leap in to moments of
dark poignancy.."

Amen.

   

JARED BLUM
...lives, constructs and plays music in the Bay Area. 

Discography
Solo Releases

BLANKETSHIP

Album
Threeps (g(25) productions 2003)
Summerset (Gigante Sound 2005)
Music With A Message (Gigante Sound 2006)
Teen Sounds (Gigante Sound 2008)
Klangwunder/The Sound of Fun Surrounds You (Gigante Sound 2009)
Compilation
Motown Meltdown (Gigante Sound 2008)
Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 (Gigante Sound 2010)
Remix
"Nelivu Ham" (Live Human :Breakseven Remixes-2007 (Cosmic)

BEAKS PLINTH
Album
Kai Kahola Leo (Gigante Sound 2008)
Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 (Gigante Sound 2010)
Órgano Saturado (Gigante Sound 2010)
w/Scott Caligure-Flameout (Gigante Sound 2011)

Group Releases

w/Bill Gould
Album
The Talking Book (Kool Arrow Records 2011)

VULCANUS 68

Album
Live Edit/Vile Diet (Dolar Del Estemago 2004)
Vulcanus 68 (Gigante Sound 2007)
2 (Gigante Sound 2009)
Contours and Colours (Gigante Sound 2011)


DOMINIC CRAMP

...released his first music for public consumption in 1995 on the ambient experimental electronic label,
Silent Records, as Arthur Dent. Many years and monikers later, he is still releasing music. Mostly mining
an experimental and electronic vein of organic debris, collected from an ever expanding library of field
recordings and captured sound; Cramp's solo projects include Borful Tang, Lord Tang and Qulfus. He
plays in the organ/drums/electronics duo, Tiberius, and the electro-acoustic collective, Vulcanus 68 while
touring internationally and recording with Carla Bozuluch’s Evangelista. He is also active mixing,
mastering and contributing to numerous other projects in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is based.


Discography
Solo Releases

ARTHUR DENT
Album
Drift with Deeper Than Space (Silent/Flask 1995)
Arthur Dent goes Ohm (self-release 1996)
Compilation
Trance for Plants - Brilliance for a Better Future (Silent/Flask 1994)
Remix
Deeper Than Space remix (Silent/Flask 1995)

BORFUL TANG
Album
Root (SNURP 2005)
Destroyer EP (SNURP 2005)
Split ep with Sunshine Militant Children's Hour (Gigante Sound 2006)
On the Back of a Dying Beast: Volume 1 (Gigante Sound 2007)
Unreleased Gems and Timeless Classics (Chocolate Monk 2008)
Herd and Unherd (Gigante Sound 2010)
Compilation
Under the Radar: Volume 5 (The Wire magazine 2010)
Stellate 1 (Stroboscopic Artefacts 2012)
Remix
Rain - KIT (European Tour CD 2011 )

LORD TANG
Album
EP 2 (Gigante Sound 2014 / Alarm 2014)
EP 1 (Gigante Sound 2014 / Alarm 2014)
Lord Tang ( Alarm 2013)
Lord Tang (Gigante Sound 2012)
Compilation
70 years of Sunshine (Monotype 2013)
Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 (Gigante Sound 2010)
Remix
Seeding the MIDI Cloud - Kemek-Certain Frequencies (Muti Music 2010)

QULFUS
Album
Here There Be Dragons (SNURP 2001)
Reshapes (SNURP 2002)
Enos (Gigante Sound 2008)
One Day at a Time (Gigante Sound 2009)
Compilation
Motown Meltdown (Gigante Sound 2008)
WFMU Free Music Archive Sampler Vol. 2 (FMA 2009)
Motown Meltdown: Volume 2 (Gigante Sound 2010)
Remix
Burning the Tap - S/T-The Lovely Public ( Self-released 2007)
Haute Colonic - Estupet-Duchesses (Apop 2008)
And Whose Plants are These - ULTIMATELY ALWAYS 5-Kemek (Architects & Heroes 2012)


Group Releases


EVANGELISTA
Prince of Truth (Constellation 2009)
In Animal Tongue (Constellation 2011)

MODULAR SET
Beached on the Half Landing (Virginia Howell's 2005)
Spots and Notches (Virginia Howell's 2008)

VULCANUS 68
S/T (Gigante Sound 2007)
2 (Gigante Sound 2009)
Contours and Colours (Gigante Sound 2011)

w/ BRUCE TOVSKY
Number 1 Section 3 (Skeleton 2003)
Number 2 Section 1 (Skeleton 2003 )
Number 2 Section 2 (Skeleton 2003 )
Number 2 Section 3 (Skeleton 2003 )
Luggage (Skeleton 2006)


Contributor


AIR CHAMBER 3

Peripheral - electronics

EXRAY'S

Exray's - sound design

TOBY OLER

OVTOV - synth and sound design

MICHAEL ZAPRUDER
New Ways of Letting Go - synth and sound design







 



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