Asthmatic Kitty Records


Catalog: AKR314
Release date: January 1, 1970

Serifs is Alfred Brown of Buffalo, NY and John Valenti of Rochester, NY.  It is a shared vision of instrumental experimentation based loosely around improvisatory accidents, childhood ennui, and Christmas.  This EP is a collection of unassuming song collages that play with timbre and form in a musical conversation between friends. 

In college, Valenti and Brown met while studying the writings of Immanuel Kant and soon realized common musical interests.  After spending a brief time as founding members of the band /  interactive performance troupe The Birthday Party, each would go on to pursue his own individual musical path, still ever leaping at the chance to pool their gifts once again. The first concrete result is this self-titled EP.