Thank you for tuning in to Braes Records Radio, today playing Braes Records Ground Floor live from Braes Records…

Ladies and gentle-en, on bass & modular synth, bringing us the good grooves, the magnificent Brae Woods

On Electric Lap Steel Guitar, the lady with the craziest playing, Deb Akey

on the samplers and microphones, atmospheric sandwich connoisseur, the Mercurian YS Kilmarnock

on the boards and the code, SD’s Saturn Station founder, researcher, and creative sound coder, SD Hopeton

on the Synths, our Thereminister, archaeologist, and Video-creator, FD Hopeton,

on the granular drums and No Input Mixing Board, DW Hopeton,

and leading the band is Braes Records founder JD Fuller


we’re club akirat.


some of our recent Club Akirat releases:

dw hopeton – the hope tones for no input mixing board and granular drums

sd hopeton, dw hopeton, & fd hopeton – saturn family (ISFSA 2094 SSS V.1)

deb akey trio (deb akey, fd hopeton, & dw hopeton) – memory

sd hopeton – live from sd’s saturn station… sd’s analysis

fd hopeton & brae woods – duet for pitch shifted theremin & bass guitar

jd fuller & kisatrix – tropical storm (feat. all of Club Akirat)

in all seriousness, here is JD’s working CV description of Club Akirat:

Self-improvisational composition and skill independent progress through experimentation with instrument-assigned fictional characters, visual doubling, and composition with differentiated styles in mind. Six characters have fully formed identities and musical decision making processes I express relation to, while an additional four, I do not. Several of these characters have fictional record labels and record pressing companies, and several are, within the lore, from Saturn and Mercury. Club Akirat is at the moment a personal project so that I may explore different techniques and continue progression, however, eventually I plan to convert it into some automated software for character-based digital improvisation or into a system to allow composers to improvise with themselves through iterative recordings with a different task to fulfill in each successive iteration.