The Uncarved Block e​.​p.

by Steve Brand, Ran Kirlian

supported by


Steve Brand first sent Ran Kirlian foundational sounds for a collaborative work back in 2014, not too long after the release of Brand's e.p., Trust and Remember, on Ran's, AlteraOrbe label. Ran sent Steve some early drafts in late 2014 that timed in at about 20 minutes.

In early 2015, Relaxed Machinery launched it's rM.:.Ep series, and Steve thought their collaborative track would be a perfect fit for this new series and Ran agreed. Ran processed and kneaded Steve's sounds of flutes, voice, didgeridoo and keyboard pads, melded his own particular inclinations and sounds, forging them into the 23'09" work, The Uncarved Block.

The title, inspired while Steve listened to Ran's most recent drafts, is a Taoist term that alludes to our natural state of being before cultural conditioning takes place

released March 13, 2015

rM.:.Ep_0002 2015 relaxedMACHINERY

All sounds - Steve Brand, Ran Kirlian


released March 13, 2015

Processing and additional sounds, Ran Kirlian.



all rights reserved


Steve Brand

Steve Brand originally recorded and released in the experimental genre under the name “Augur,” with more than 20 limited edition releases on independent labels. In 2003, Steve began creating in the “ambient” genre under his own name. He has issued more than 40 self-released disks, as well as a number of solo and collaborative releases on U.S. labels, Hypnos and AtmoWorks, the Italian label, Afe. ... more

contact / help

Contact Steve Brand

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code