Jon Brumit's composed and improvised music incorporating percussion, electronics, sampling, found objects, and signal processing has been labeled "physically debilitating" and "intellectually refreshing" by art critics, and his performances have been declared "disarmingly powerful" and "extremely adventurous and explosive [for ambient music]" by rock and noise musicians. Not bad for an artist whose last release was made entirely with garbage from the San Francisco Dump.
Vendetta Retreat is an amalgmation of Jon's sound and visual explorations.
Set to a Motion Picture yet to be made, Jon plans to create the visual project based on clips supplied by anyone wishing to contribute.
Listen to Invisible/Hu/Man from Vendetta Retreat
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"...a strange fascinating consonant complexion, mostly born from brilliant looping and flamboyant layerings of guitar riffs, sonic detritus, long silences and cascades of drums...A great album, whose conceptual continuity is also its strongest asset."
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes
"Very vibrant music that is also a bit strange and off-beat, but captures an unnerving groove altogether. Captivating release."
Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly
"...a resonant, iconoclastic experimentalist and rudest militant...it is necessary to hear the sound of Vendetta Retreat...an especially appreciable form for those of us who love organized exploratory noise."
"If this is a soundtrack, the movie must be utterly maddening."
J. Worley Aiding & Abetting
"...massive swells of cymbal sizzle and percussive bombast and wave after wave of layered drones, guitars thick with distortion and other effects, hiccupping loops buried beneath, barely audible, adding more texture than anything else, a huge swirl of rumble and whir like a noisier more
abstract Growing, or Finnish hypnorockers Circle at their most unhinged and densely ambient."
Aquarius Music, SF
"...jarring bursts of noise interrupt quiet beats, electronics, and periods of silence. It’s simple but genius , and I love it." - Max Level, KFJC FM 89.7
"Enter Jon Brumit, a "revolutionary social art service entrepreneur who takes one for the team and still doesn’t turn a profit." A revenge connoisseur, if you will."
-Maggie Knowles Portland Pheonix, ME