Brent Gutzeit

Also known as B, BMG, Gutzeit
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://kuronekomusic.com/artists/brent-gutzeit-1, https://soundcloud.com/egg-farm, http://buttererer.tumblr.com/, http://www.youtube.com/user/jimmyknuckle, http://www.kranky.net/artists/gutzeitb.html

Discography of Brent Gutzeit:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Mosquito Dream 6 Audio 1999-05-18 Kranky
2 Drugmoney 4 Audio 2004-05-10 Kranky
3 Deselm 3 Audio 2003 BOXmedia
4 Freedom From The Grey City 4 Audio 2002 BGA
5 Soul Music 6 Audio 2002 BGA
6 Two Months 59 Audio 2002 BGA
7 For Leif Elggren 3 Audio 2003 BGA
8 Music For An Empty Room 3 Audio 2003 BGA
9 Perfect Blue Source 2 Audio 2003 BGA
10 Postcard From Kyoto 3 Audio 2003 BGA
11 1 5 Audio 2007 Gameboy Records
12 Enemy 3 Audio 2009 Firework Edition Records
13 Death Songs 5 Audio 2004 BGA
14 Day (3.30am - 4.44am) 3 Audio 2004 BGA
15 Losing Every Day 8 Audio 2003 Kissy Records
16 Springtime Is For Lovers 6 Audio 2004 BGA
17 Joints 18 Audio 2004 BGA
18 Harbor 3 Audio 2002 BGA
19 Cross Country 3 Audio 2006 BGA
20 The Familiar Smell Of Piss And Failure 2 Audio 2008 Maximum Magnetics
21 Losing Every Day / Springtime Is For Lovers 16 Audio 2003 Kissy Records
22 Organ Study 3 Audio 2003 BGA
23 Four Compositions 5 Audio 2007 Trust Lost
24 Rocks & Blows 2 Audio 2010 Neon Blossom Records
25 Five Years Of Work For A Strange Result 10 Audio 2010 Trust Lost
26 Envn 3 Audio 2004 BGA
27 I'm A Computer 7 Audio 2004 BGA


Brent Gutzeit is a musician, label owner and instrument designer who lives in Chicago. After graduating from Western Michigan University in 1994 with a degree in sculpture, Gutzeit moved to Japan, where he formed TV Pow with [a=Michael Hartman] (later joined by [a=Todd Carter] to form current trio line-up). Brent previously met Hartman through [a=Liminal] band in Kalamazoo, where they both used to play. After a return to the States and a move to Chicago, TV Pow toured Japan in 1997. Gutzeit started the [l=Boxmedia] label to release music from the growing Chicago improvised music scene as well as musicians from beyond Cook County. BOXmedia called it quits in 2004. A new label, [l=Trust Lost], was started by Gutzeit in 2006, releasing music from such artists as Astro, Spykes, and TV Pow. His third label was called simply Brent Gutzeit Archives ([l=BGA], now defunct) - the catalog includes limited edition CDr releases with Brent's own albums, live recordings, collaborations, etc.

Gutzeit has created many homemade instruments, including a 20 string upright steel bass strung with piano wire and a 3 string instrument strung with 100 foot piano wires.


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