“Sound Study Ten” (feat. Brian James Griffith) is released via Perceived Sound.
“Sound Study Nine” (feat. Leah P.) is released via Perceived Sound.
“Sound Study Eight” (feat. Lee Noble) is released via Perceived Sound.
“Sound Study Seven” (feat. Ekin Fil) is released via Perceived Sound.
“Sound Study Six” (feat. Jason Kahn) is released via Perceived Sound.
“Sound Study Five” (feat. Robert Sarno) is released via Perceived Sound.
Devin Sarno has launched a monthly radio show (“Sonification”) hosted by Camp Radio (France.) The debut broadcast aired on March 24, 2022 and all shows are archived on Camp’s Mixcloud page.
Dean Roberts & Devin Sarno have contributed the track “boy am i scared eh” to “нет войны - NO WAR” (via Shameless Records - Berlin) This is a charity and solidarity release responding to the criminal invasion of Ukraine in late Feb 2022. All proceeds go to: Urgent Response Fund: Ukraine.
“Sound Study Four” (feat. Randy Randall) is released via Perceived Sound.
“Sound Study Three” (feat. Sublamp) is released via Perceived Sound.
January 25, 2022 appearance on the Watt From Pedro Show podcast, discussing life & music.
The track “I Still Remember” is released via Completely Gone Recordings.
“Sound Study Two” (feat. Patrick Shiroishi) is released via Perceived Sound.
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“Sound Study One” is the first offering in what will be an ongoing series of recorded collaborations with various artists. It also marks the debut release on Sarno’s new label imprint Perceived Sound.
“Evocation” is the latest solo release from Los Angeles-based Composer Devin Sarno. Recorded at the end of 2020, several months into a spiraling Global pandemic, “Evocation” is a reflection on time and memories lost…
”Devin Sarno is a pioneer in generating low end ambient music…a beautiful and expansive collection of songs that soothes the mind and soul.” (Asian Dan)
”The music on Evocation has an enchanting power…” (Opduvel)
Pick of the Week (Avant Music News)
”The overall effect is cinematic – that of alien machinery or a haunted landscape…” (Avant Music News)
”Evocation features the tremendous skill of Devin Sarno in delving into a microscopic world magnified enough to be fully experienced.” (Beach Sloth)
A ∩ D, the duo of Angela Frances Wilson & Devin Sarno, have released their limited edition debut cassette “Two Lives” featuring 2 performances captured in 2019. Available via Bandcamp.
“...gorgeous drone music…an excellent release” (Vital Weekly)
“…pastoral, ruminative, seamlessly interwound bass guitar and modular synth dronescapes that move about with a certain cautiously graceful determination akin to sleepwalking blindfolded in a dreamworld with no obstacles whatsoever in sight. Just drifting in stillness and encapsulated by sound. These two live recordings breathe and exist peacefully and infinitely in their indeterminate sonic realm of lull.” (Underground Tape Review)
Devin Sarno was featured guest on episode 149 of the “You Don’t Know Mojack” podcast discussing the SST Records band Saccharine Trust & more.
Carla Bozulich & Devin Sarno have released “Fly In 5” for the Fug Gum Vol. 3 compilation available on Bandcamp.
“The Liquid Real” has been released. ”These days – this world – this life…all seem to cruise by at an accelerated pace. “The Liquid Real,” if nothing else, is/was a meditation on a prolonged moment in time. Attempting to stretch it out, appreciate its simplicity and experience its evaporation into nothingness.”
”…Armed only with a sampler and found sounds [Sarno] has created a drifting, droning work. The music feels like it is encased in fog…calm and dreamy.” (Drifting Almost Falling)
Completely Gone Recordings has released the “Completely Gone” digital EP which compiles 5 previous solo CGR compilation tracks.
Devin Sarno will be playing a solo set at the 2019 Desert Daze music festival in Moreno Beach/Lake Perris, CA. Artists performing include: The Flaming Lips, Devo, Stereolab, Wu-Tang Clan, Pussy Riot, Flying Lotus, Ween and many others. Sarno’s set will take place in the Sanctuary which is curated by Epicenter Projects.
The track “Diamond Face” (synth, oscillators & found sound) has been released via Bandcamp as part of the Takkeherrie Records “100” compilation project.
Devin Sarno’s “Archive” release is a 12-track digital compilation as well as a companion 28-page full color zine containing show flyers and live photos (*which was limited to 30 physical copies only - now sold out). These remastered digital tracks range from early live solo (CRIB) recordings to duo projects (with the likes of: Nels Cline, Carla Bozulich, Ang Wilson & Marc Levinthal) as well as ensembles such as: Nastassya Filippovna (with Joe Baiza, Bob Lee & Jack Brewer) + a sextet that features Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, Carla Bozulich, Tom Surgal & Lin Culbertson. All of the material featured in these projects spans over 30 years and much has never been previously released. The “Archive” digital comp is available via Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music.
The 4-part "Visitor" suite (recorded & mixed in February, July & August of 2018) is released via Bandcamp and is comprised of found sound, keyboard, samplers and guitar. It is also available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
"A hushed kind of reverence attaches itself to the whole of the work, one where every single gesture feels acutely thought through. Absolutely beautiful with its gentle grace charms, Devin Sarno goes for a lush, longing kind of approach with 'Visitor (Suite)'". (Beach Sloth)
LONE ECHO is a solo studio-based project from composer Devin Sarno. The debut full length album (“Noize”) is available on: Bandcamp, Spotify and Apple Music. Read a review on Acts of Silence.
“OK” is a full color, 18-page photo zine limited to 50 copies and available for purchase via Bandcamp.
Big Butter, the long standing experimental music project of brothers Tim & Mike Biskup, performed with a full live band on 2/26/15 at XIX Studios in Glassell Park, CA in support of the Biskup’s duo art show at Slow Culture gallery. Musicians for this one-night-only event included: Eric White, Randy Randall, Devin Sarno and Russell Ferrante. Watch a video recap of the concert here as well as a short Big Butter video interview discussing the project.
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2014, Devin Sarno curated Absence of Wax: a net label focused on Ambient, Improvised & Experimental music. In that time, the site saw over 65 releases by Composers from around the globe: United States, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Peru, France, Germany, Italy, Bahrain, Slovenia, Argentina, Spain, Russia and Ukraine. (All of the music from “AoW” is available for free streaming & download via Internet Archive) Read an extensive interview about AoW at the Netlabel Interview Project.