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Numbers & Shapes

by Rebecca Brandt

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Alexander Kondratskiy I really love this album - it's very unique. It goes from serene to lively to contemplative to mysterious to ominous etc. and everything in between. The instrumentation is great as is the mix. Favorite track: Rouge.
Bonnie L
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Bonnie L Such talent in this album.
Tuukka Junnikkala
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Tuukka Junnikkala I've really taken a shine to this record. It's so rich with its lush melodies, and the use of note progression and dissonance clearly show the composer's classical background. The whole album is just full of magical moments and the amount of variety is really refreshing while the almost deceptive simplicity can hide its complexity. I honestly don't know what there is not to like.

"The Moment" should seriously make any music fan want to go listen to some Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Favorite track: The Twelve Tones.
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Steve The best way I can describe this album would be that it reminds of old RPG soundtracks that I grew up with. The limited scope of sounds forced composers to compensate by pouring more effort into composition and experimentation with genres, scoring entire worlds with only 16 bits. I hear this exploratory spirit in Brandt's music, but she, free from any hardware limitations, fleshes out her compositions with up to 30 instruments and sounds in a single piece. It's a winning combination. Favorite track: The Twelve Tones.
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Leigh Dyer A collection of pocket symphonies, and a strong contender to take the title of Genre Spanner away from one Howard Moon Favorite track: Run.
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Run 04:08
Other Places 03:12
Blackbox 04:38
Jivko 02:02
54 03:23
Aline's Song 02:54
Jewelry Box 03:23
Phylum 03:13
Rouge 04:27
The Moment 04:51


released May 1, 2012


"Numbers & Shapes" is 14 tracks of original compositions, written and orchestrated for 30+ instruments. The album blends a variety of genres, mainly electro-acoustic, contemporary classical, and electronic sounds. Yet each song is unique and takes on its own shape, sometimes playing on jazz or world rhythms; one track has a post-rock vibe, another is ambient and dreamy, others are more traditionally classical.

There are also a lot of fun instrumentations on this record, ranging from solo piano to string quartet to a mixture of woodwinds, guitars and electronic synths, to a 32-piece orchestra on the last track. Numbers, patterns and different concepts of music theory were large inspirations in writing this album, as were the ideas of shapes, contours, and builds.


Rebecca Brandt – piano, glockenspiel, vibraphone, Rhodes, xylophone, synths, electronic drums, celesta, vocals
Alex Beckmann – drums, hand percussion, djembe
Benjamin Jacobs – electric bass
Amanda Lo – violin
Patti Kilroy – violin
David Fallo – viola
Liam Veuve – cello
Jon Rosen – double bass
Kate Hannington – oboe
Alison Mari – English horn
Ashley Bozian-Murtha – flute
Jeremy Gorin – clarinet
Derek Smith – bassoon
Phuttaraksa Kamnirdratana – harp
Sam Budish – marimba
Indro Roy-Chowdhury – sitar
Mark Plotkin – guitars, saxophone
Alex Milak – vocals

All works composed, orchestrated and arranged by Rebecca Brandt

Recorded at:
N6th Studios, Brooklyn NY
The Centria, New York NY
The Julliard School, New York NY
Hunter College, New York NY
Melrose Studios, Brooklyn NY
Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst NY
The Atlantic Living Room, Atlantic Beach NY
Himrod, Brooklyn NY
FiDi, New York NY

Additional recording by:
Nathan Rosenberg – The Doghouse NYC Studios, Brooklyn NY
Jonathan Richard Smith – Galaxy Smith Studios, Brooklyn NY
Ryan Andrews – Big Bertha Studios, Miami FL
Benjamin Jacobs – The Q Department, New York NY

Co-produced by Rebecca Brandt
Recorded and co-produced by Mark Plotkin
Tracks 1-12 mixed by Andrew Maury
Tracks 13-14 mixed by Mark Plotkin
Mastered by Paul Blakemore
Design by Chris Rushing



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Rebecca Brandt New York

Composer and musician Rebecca Brandt mixes electro-acoustic, contemporary classical and electronic sounds.

"Numbers & Shapes" is Rebecca's debut album. She also scores a variety of film projects.

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