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A Lincoln Portrait

by Mikel Rouse Broken Consort

Full Flow 04:22
#2 05:10
#1 04:58
Quick Thrust 05:26
#3 03:53


“Rouse’s boundary-breaking music
has him poised on the cusp of our
musical future.”
-Rory O’Connor, VOGUE

Mikel Rouse Broken Consort’s third release finds the combo more experimental than ever. Recorded after Rouse’s groudbreaking Quorum for Linn Drum machine, the ensemble couldn’t resist showing that the device could be used for something other than square 4/4 beats. A Lincoln Portrait also features the recording debut of avante sax genius Ellery Eskelin on soprano sax. The track Quick Thrust, a twelve tone row piece, exemplifies the wild fusion of styles that are all over this recording. Upon its release, Vogue Magazine said: “Rouse’s boundary-breaking music has him poised on the cusp of our musical future.” Upon its release, A Lincoln Portrait got an A- in the Village Voice, the same week that the newly released Tirez Tirez album Against All Flags received Pop Album of the Week in the New York Times.


released January 2, 1988

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Published by Club Soda Music (ASCAP)


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Mikel Rouse New York, New York

Mikel Rouse is a New York-based composer, director, performer and recording artist hailed as “a composer many believe to be the best of his generation.” (NY Times 2002) His works include 25 records, 7 films (including Funding and Music For Minorities), and a trilogy of media operas: Failing Kansas, Dennis Cleveland and The End Of Cinematics. ... more

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