New Blaine L. Reininger Album "Wounds and Blessings" Now Available for Pre-order

17 Sep 2021 17:33

Artist:              BLAINE L. REININGER

Title:                WOUNDS AND BLESSINGS

Format :          2xCD + DL

Cat No:            TWI 1255 CD (28 tracks)

Label:              Les Disques du Crepuscule

Released:         11 November 2021

Barcode:          708 527 210 253

PDP:                 £7.50


Wounds and Blessings is a brand new studio double album by Blaine L. Reininger, the Colorado-born composer and founder member of avant-garde music group Tuxedomoon.


Wounds and Blessings is a collection of 28 new tracks organised into 4 distinct suites. While all the music is performed and produced by Reininger, featured guests include his Tuxedomoon colleagues Steven Brown and Luc van Lieshout, as well as former Indoor Life member Bob Hoffnar and Reininger’s Greek guitarist, Tilemachos Moussas.


On this expansive double set Reininger employs all the tools in his current arsenal, from AI-assisted lyrics to sampler bricolage, to violin and guitar virtuosity, a vast array of computer plug-ins and effects, and a trompe l’oeil assortment of 20th century avant-garde compositional methods.


"When I’m working," explains Blaine, “and a piece begins to reveal itself to me, I always follow where it leads. It becomes clear that it requires a violin, or a guitar, or lyrics. Whether it should be harsh or serene, orchestral, or entirely electronic. So it is with this new collection. Also, in the vocal songs, the subject of mortality has surfaced time and time again, albeit in a lucid manner and without becoming morbid, or fearful. I’m pleased with the results, and grateful to have the means to write every day and present my music to you.’


The album is produced by Reininger, with mixing and mastering by long-time collaborator Coti K. Cover portrait and booklet photography by George Geranios.


CD tracklist:


Disc 1:


1. 100 Sad Fingers

2. I Inhabit the Dunes

3. Je Retournerai

4. Magnetic Flux

5. Chemise Grise

6. Trials and Tribulations

7. I Am An Old Poem

8. Goby Life

9. The Days Gone By

10. Roll Off the Edge

11. Duello

12. Silver Pants

13. Occult Simplicities

14. Pleyel Harvest


Disc 2


1. One of Those Things

2. Begin Your Day, Winny

3. You’re Lucky

4. Slipstream

5. Newbs Descending a Staircase

6. Lockdown Blues

7. Indra’s Dream

8. Die Ferne Klang

9. Sun Package

10. Unbirthday

11. Quarter Teen

12. Cahiers Noirs

13. Harvest Moon

14. Push


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Tuxedomoon Live in Umbria 1989 Now Available on Bandcamp

26 Jun 2021 20:04


Announcing the release of an extremely rare Tuxedomoon concert from 1989 with the "hybrid lineup" of Brown, Reininger, Principle, van Lieshout and Georgiev. This edition is likely to be the most unexpected of all so far released under the Tuxedomoon Archives imprint.
(Also includes a PDF with full liner notes and official 1989 band photo by Stefan de Batselier.)
Live in Umbria, 1989 by Tuxedomoon
“The […] plan was to record the one-off show that Tuxedomoon performed on June 18th, 1989, in Umbertide, Italy, an event promoted by label Materiali Sonori and actually Tuxedomoon’s last concert until 1997. However, for mysterious reasons, the recording that was made proved unreleasable.”*

… until now, that is. This edition is likely to be the most unexpected of all so far released under the Tuxedomoon Archives imprint: it is a live document of the single concert performed by an extremely short-lived line-up.

The band re-gathered after the successful 1988 tour, Bruce Geduldig and Paul Zahl having meanwhile joined the Weathermen on a U.S tour. This became an opportunity to bring back Luc van Lieshout and Ivan Georgiev into the fold, and once again renew the arrangements and repertoire. Contrary to the preceding tour, the set was to incorporate both recent compositions and Blaine solo numbers. James Nice (1992) commented: “The chemistry was successful enough to provoke serious consideration of a long-term reunion that would move beyond re-hashing former glories with new technology”.

However, for fairly obscure reasons, it was not meant to be. The new line-up had a Russian tour on their schedule, but this...  more


released June 26, 2021

Recorded live at Teatro Tenda Umbertide, Umbria
18 June 1989

Steven Brown
Ivan Georgiev
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger
Luc van Lieshout

A DAT audience recording from the archives of Steven Brown. Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2021.

Band photography by Stefan de Batselier. Cover photography and design by Heitor Alvelos.

Project management by Heitor Alvelos.


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"Tuxedomoon Live in San Francisco, 2005" Now available!

7 Feb 2021 11:48


Now available for acquisition. Tuxedomoon Live in San Francisco, 2005. "a truly historical moment in the saga of Tuxedomoon: the brief reunion with original singer/performer Winston Tong in 2005 " Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. (Also includes a PDF with full liner notes, additional recollections by Blaine L. Reininger, and never-before-seen photos of the gig by Aaron Ross.)
Live in San Francisco, 2005 by Tuxedomoon

"Tuxedomooning" 17 Track Tribute Album Released

3 Jan 2021 11:23


Now available for download, "Tuxedomooning", a tribute album. Originally released December 2007 as "Adaptations from the Moon: Tuxedomooning the World", it was a private edition compact disc distributed among Tuxedomoon's Yahoo discussion group, managed by Erik Stein.

Tuxedomooning: a tribute by Various Artists

Bandcamp Friday Upon Us Again

4 Dec 2020 11:32

 This Bandcamp Friday, Crammed is offering 35% off these fine recordings. Check it aus, freunde.

35% off cinematic excursions

"Flower Songs" From Steven Brown and Blaine Reininger Now Available from Bandcamp

26 Nov 2020 17:45


Now available on Bandcamp: "The first concert by Tuxedomoon co founders Blaine Reininger and Steven Brown in Mexico, 1993 in the Sala Nezahualcoyotl, one of Latin America's finest concert halls."

Flower Songs/Blaine Reininger & Steven Brown by Steven Brown & Blaine L. Reininger

BLR "Songs from the Rain Palace" re-released

19 Sep 2020 15:09

Blaine Reininger's 1990 release "Songs from the Rain Palace" has now been re-released by Austrian label, Klanggalerie. 
Copies may be obtained here Songs from the rain palace CD
 BLAINE L. REININGER Songs From The Rain Palace CD album | gg350 Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer. He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown and, latterly, for a notable music and theatre career, both as a soloist and contributor to other artists' recordings, including The Durutti Column, Snakefinger, Anna Domino, Savage Republic or Paul Haig. After learning the violin and guitar during childhood and studying music theory in San Francisco, Reininger formed the band Tuxedomoon with composer, singer, musician and college-mate Steven Brown and appeared on early albums such as Half Mute, Desire and Suite En Sous-Sol before departing early in 1983 to pursue a solo career. He permanently rejoined Tuxedomoon in 1988 and has subsequently appeared on more recent recordings such as Vapour Trails, issued in 2007 by independent label Crammed Discs. Songs From The Rain Palace was released in 1990 by Les Disques Du Crepuscule in Belgium on CD and cassette. It features amongst other guests Tuxedomoon's Peter Principle. For this re-issue, the album was remastered by Martin Bowes and features 5 bonus tracks - two off compilations that came out at the time and three from Blaine's archive. Full tracklist: 1. My TV 2. Song For J.J. 3. One Way Man 4. Justice 5. Zeb And Lulu 6. Between K-Mart And Paradise 7. Voice Of The Hive 8. Winter In Wien 9. La Tombee De La Nuit 10. Pere Lachaise 11. Spaziergang 12. Grapelli Hook 13. Japanese Dream (Early) 14. Visions In Fire 15. Where Are You 16. Nocturne In 7. Price: € 17,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Tuxedomoon Live at The Boarding House, San Francisco 1979

16 Aug 2020 11:23

Now available, Tuxedomoon Live at the Boarding House in 1979. Also includes a bonus PDF with extracts from Tuxedomoon's biography by Isabelle Corbisier and a set of studio portraits by Stefano Paolillo for Damage Magazine. 13 track album

Live in San Francisco, 1979 by Tuxedomoon

Monte Alban from Steven Brown and Blaine L. Reininger Now Available!

27 Jul 2020 15:18

Now available on Bandcamp, this album of post modern chamber music, recorded in Oaxaca, Mexico by the two founders of tuxedomoon.

Monte Alban by Blaine L. Reininger/Steven Brown

Now available, Half Mute Live, from the 2016 tour!

22 Jan 2020 17:46

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of "Half Mute" we proudly present this live recording from the epic 2016 Half Mute tour for your listening pleasure.

Tuxedmoon with Cult With No Name Track On HBO Series

10 Jan 2020 21:05

We are proud to announce that the HBO series "The New Pope" with Jude Law and John Malkovitch features "Lumberton", a track from our joint CD called "Blue Velvet Revisited" Mazel Tov.

Tuxedomoon Live in London, 1982 Now Available

28 Oct 2019 11:24

Recorded live at The Venue, London, 9 March 1982

This recording captures the early stages of an important transition in the band: the classic repertoire matured and consolidated, with new pieces tentatively brought in, performed live before their studio counterparts have been recorded.

Live in London, 1982 by Tuxedomoon

Tuxedomoon Live at the Palms San Francisco 1978, now available for download

29 Jul 2019 15:27

Now available for download, Tuxedomoon Live at the Palms, 1978, a document of Tuxedomoon in its early days at an iconic San Francisco club, featuring some titles which never made it to vinyl and many that did.

Live at the Palms, 1978 by Tuxedomoon

Anniversary of Peter's Passing

17 Jul 2019 07:16

Today we mark the departure of our bandmate and friend, Peter.

Learning to Breathe with Bruce Geduldig now available

26 May 2019 16:58

Now available, "Learning to Breathe", a collection of work from the late Bruce Geduldig together with Luc van Lieshout and other collaborators.

Learning To Breathe by Bruce Geduldig

Tuxedomoon Live in Eindhoven, 1980 Now Available

24 Mar 2019 16:42

This fine recording of our second show in Europe (just after Brussels) now available. This is the show we brought into the studio to record "Desire".
Live in Eindhoven, 1980 by Tuxedomoon

Tuxedomoon Live In Los Angeles, 2005 Now Available

17 Feb 2019 22:03

Now available for download:

In 2005, Tuxedomoon returned to San Francisco to see what effect a return to a place so charged with memories would have on our creative process. Some of those results can be heard on the album called “Bardo Hotel”. While there, we played several shows, a couple in San Francisco, one in Mexico City, and one at the now defunct Los Angeles franchise of New York’s Knitting Factory.

Live in Los Angeles, 2005 by Tuxedomoon


19 Dec 2018 10:19

Live in St Petersburg, 2000 by Tuxedomoon

“The St Petersburg gig, on November 27th, 2000, rested on the initiative of a long time fan, installation artist and designer Oleg Kuptsov, along with Gleb Palamodov and Sergey Vasiljev. All three had been dreaming for many years to see Tuxedomoon playing in their home town. Oleg Kuptsov: “This gig was my first experience of the kind as I’m not a concert promoter. When friends from the Materiali Sonori label told me that the band was going to make a tour of some European cities in November 2000, I sent an email to Steven Brown to propose a date in St Petersburg. He was quite enthusiast about the idea.
When the band finally showed up on November 26th at St Petersburg’s airport, after months of preparation, I almost couldn’t believe it. To my view their show at the State Music Theater was truly amazing, powerful and extremely well received by the audience. It sounded like fresh contemporary music although these were pieces that they composed more than 20 years ago.””
(Extract from Isabelle Corbisier’s Tuxedomoon biography, “Music for Vagabonds”, 2008; used by permission of the author) 
Recorded live at State Music Theatre, St Petersburg, 27 November 2000
Steven Brown
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger
Tour manager: Carlos Becerra
Originally released by Neo Acustica, 2002
Band leisure photo by Oleg Kuptsov
Project management by Heitor Alvelos
In loving memory of Oleg Kuptsov

"The Valencia Street Rehearsals" by Tuxedomoon Now Available!

26 Sep 2018 09:15

The Valencia Street Rehearsals, San Francisco circa 1978 by Tuxedomoon
Around 1978 Tuxedomoon shared a rehearsal space at Valencia Street, not far from the Deaf Club. The place would see the birth of many classics in their early form, but would also produce a wealth of jams and compositions that would never see the light of day…
… until now, that is. Thanks to the diligence of Peter Principle, some of these loose rehearsals were recorded on tape, duly digitised around 2015.

Blaine: “I would put this in the basement at 16th and Valencia. Our shared space with Noh Mercy and home of our manager Adrian Craig and Esmerelda Kay of Noh Mercy and angels of light. [Only the Strong Survive] only ever got played at Mark Shause’s Halloween party. The head of surgery at USF hospital who later performed surgery on me on the floor of our apartment to remove a calcified growth from my arm. I still bear the scar. [...This version of Crash includes] the line that [Michael Belfer] played forwards. In the sessions it wasn’t working so we turned the tape over and I played forward keyboards with the backwards track. Then we added the drums. This gave us the backwards guitar on the Half Mute version”

The band agrees it’s a magical piece of sound, evocative and nostalgic, fresh and hardly ever boring. You can hear the excitement of exploring “strange new toys”, as well as the mutual acquaintance between the musicians’ individual ideas and styles, gradually becoming something larger than the sum of its parts…

... in other words, gradually becoming Tuxedomoon.
Heitor Alvelos, September 2018
Recorded at Valencia Street basement rehearsal rooms, San Francisco, circa 1978


Michael Belfer
Steven Brown
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger

Transferred from analogue tapes by Peter Principle, 2015

Edited and sequenced by Heitor Alvelos, 2018
Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2018

Cover photo by Richard Alden Peterson

Cover design based on original “No Tears” layout by Winston Tong

Project management and design by Heitor Alvelos

"Tuxedomoon Live in Hamburg, 1988" Now Available for Download

30 Jul 2018 13:37

This recording from the 1987-88 "Reunion Tour"of tuxedomoon, features the band in a tight and polished formation, including drummer Paul Zahl, for one of its most rock manifestations.

Recorded live at The Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, 29 February 1988 

Steven Brown 
Bruce Geduldig 
Peter Principle 
Blaine L. Reininger 
Paul Zahl 

Live sound by Luc Gerlo 
FM tape originally shared with Peter Principle 
Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2018 

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 are previously unavailable as official recordings from this particular tour; they may double as an appendix to the 1989 double-LP “Ten Years In One Night”, largely based on recordings from the same tour. 

Promo photograph by Danny Willems 
Concert photography by Hans-Peter Habicht 
Project management, cover photograph and design by Heitor Alvelos 

Live in Hamburg, 1988 by Tuxedomoon

Tuxedomoon Live in Angouleme, 1983 Now Available for Download

24 Jun 2018 09:58

Live in Angoulême, 1983 by Tuxedomoon

A historical recording duly preserved by Peter Principle, showcasing the short 1983 tour that momentarily brought together the then-departing Blaine L. Reininger and recent recruit Luc van Lieshout, albeit never sharing the stage. The recording itself is a fine one, despite the two obvious setbacks that betray its provenance (a 90-minute cassette tape): Saint John required an edit due to being caught in the tape-flip exercise, and Again needed a fade-out in order to avoid an abrupt ending. One could argue this fade-out works well as a metaphor for the band’s transition into a new chapter...

The somber mood is somehow palpable, the classics taking on an elegiac tone, and the new compositions still evolving (in his own personal notes on this recording, Peter himself wrote “Early version of Manner has Bruce still looking for a part”). Towards the end of the gig, right before “What Use”, Blaine announces his departure, which would indeed occur two days later after one final performance in La Rochelle.

“In April 1983, Reininger was contractually obliged to rejoin Tuxedomoon for a few gigs in France. Interview footage shot at La Rochelle made it clear that the show to be performed that night was perceived by many to be Tuxedomoon’s last waltz. But that wasn’t the case and this in spite of the Les Disques Du Crépuscule press releases that...  more


released June 19, 2018

Recorded live in Angoulême, 20 April 1983

Steven Brown
Bruce Geduldig
Peter Principle
Blaine L. Reininger
Winston Tong
Luc van Lieshout

Live sound by Gilles Martin
Transferred from analogue tapes by Peter Principle, 2015
Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2018

Project management, notes and design by Heitor Alvelos
Photography by Pierre Radisic (used with permission of the author)
Tuxedomoon signature by Winston Tong (from “Music in 4 Suites” press kit, 1983)
Ornament by Kjpargeter @


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Blaine and Steven Live in Tokyo, 1985 Now Available on Bandcamp

8 May 2018 06:13

A rare document from the tuxedomoon archives now mastered and made available on Bandcamp.

Tuxedomoon Live At Amsterdam's Melkweg, 1981 Now Available

12 Apr 2018 07:53

"A set of glimpses into Tuxedomoon's early days in Europe, these extracts from a gig at Amsterdam's Melkweg in early 1981 are shrouded in a scarcity of information or associated materials. And yet, with a setlist including tracks from Desire and Suite en Sous-Sol, and never before shared in any form, the recording perfectly captures the journey the band was undertaking at the time, from post-punk to more hybrid territories. Tuxedomoon had just settled at Rotterdam’s Utopia commune a few weeks earlier: this edition thus signals the nascent signs of their European sensibilities, soon to blossom fully in projects such as Divine and The Ghost Sonata.
The recording is provided 'as-is' - the files were housed in a folder inside Peter's hard drive, fades included; you can actually hear the cassette recorder being paused on occasion. This means that, in a way, this edition is not so much a faithful record of the gig as much as it is a collection of snapshots. Anselmo's attentive mastering and a quasi-narrative sequencing will hopefully ensure a coherent whole for the listener."
Heitor Alvelos, April 2018
With thanks to Isabelle Corbisier for the contextual information at Tuxedomoon's biography, “Music for Vagabonds”, 2008.

"Nothing really remarkable to report, outside from the performance. Melkweg at this point was still deeply hippie, functioning as the original "coffee house" pot store. Terrible dessicated brown rice catering with equally dry vegetables. Later they got more globalized and hipster in decor. I remember sitting outside waiting to load the van, thinking what it would be like to jump into the dirty beer bottle filled canal water surrounding the venue."


released April 10, 2018

Recorded live at the Melkweg, Amsterdam
April 26, 1981

Steven Brown
Bruce Geduldig
Peter Principle
Blaine L.Reininger
Winston Tong

Live sound by Martin Van Der Leer
Transferred from analogue tapes by Peter Principle
Mastered by Anselmo Canha, 2018

All photography: © Saskia Lupini, 1981
Tuxedomoon logo from a printed newspaper article, 1985 (from Isabelle Corbisier's archives)

Project management and graphic design by Heitor Alvelos


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Tuxedomoon Live at the Deaf Club, October 1979 Now Available

11 Mar 2018 07:18

Now available for download, this stunning collection of Tuxedomoon live from the charged atmosphere of the late 1970's San Francisco scene, at the very epicenter, The Deaf Club. Features several previously unknown and unreleased tracks as well as early versions of well-known classics. There is a bonus pdf booklet featuring posters and photos from the time.

Live at Deaf Club, 1979 by Tuxedomoon

Steven Brown's Cinema Domingo Orchestra Kickstarter Campaign

25 Feb 2018 11:12

CINEMA SUNDAY ORCHESTRA. New directions in music for silent films.

Pioneers in audio explorations with more than 20 years of work in resignifying classic films from the last century through live sound, Cinema Sunday Orchestra under the direction of renowned musician/composer Steven Brown has performed in Film Festivals and special events through-out Mexico.

On two different occasions, Cinema Domingo Orchestra has been commissioned by the Goethe Institute of Mexico to compose and perform original music for german silent films. In 2012 for the national premiere of the recently restored ALGOL The Tragedy of Power (1920) by Hans Werckmeister, and in 2016 for the newly restored DESTINY by Fritz Lang (1921).

Former director of the Institute Reinhard Maiworm has stated; “If anyone in Mexico is perfect for putting music to silent film, that would be Cinema Domingo Orchestra.”

Over 15 years Cinema Sunday Orchestra has positioned itself to be the most innovative and unique producer of audio accompaniment to silent (and sound) films, providing cinefiles and the public in general with a unique experience that inevitably leads to new interpretations and new ways of appreciating the seventh art.

This project began in Bruxelles Belgium at the end of the 80s when Steven Brown (founder of musical groups Tuxedomoon, Nine Rain and Kafka Ensamble) began to intervene in public forums projecting 16mm silent films. At the beginning of the new millennium Brown moves to Oaxaca Mexico where he renews the project, now with local musicians with whom together will compose and perform new musical accompaniments to silent films.

The Cinema Sunday Orchestra is: Steven Brown, clarinet, saxophone, piano and keyboards; Bruno Varela, Bass Guitar and curator; Julio García, Guitar, Jarana and Oud; Oxama, Percussion and electronics.

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