C/R/I/T/I/C/S/ is a collaborative “band” with Justin Gradin and Andrea Lukic. It is tape loops, guitars, collages and drawings compiled in a 50-page book borrowing from themes of sectarianism, the occult, pornography and pop culture.
The book of collages contains a 45 record of sound collage recorded at the Emergency Room Strathcona.
C/R/I/T/I/C/S/ was formed in the fall of 2008 to explore a mutual obsession with sound and collage using mediums of music paraphernalia to create overly saturated conceptual entities of fandom and novelty. Acting and producing material as a band without the constraints of any specific genre or outside influence is what derived the work. The work is realized through various production methods which adhere to the standards of other bands recorded on the Grotesque Modern label, but C/R/I/T/I/C/S/ is not a band in practice, only in performance and theory.