Mike Bruno (Black Magic Family Band)

Mike Bruno (Black Magic Family Band)

Having spent many formative years releasing noise, tape-collage, instrumental, and lo-fi pop albums through underground music veins in New Jersey under different monikers, Mike Bruno now records and performs his brand of acoustic folk song under his own name, sometimes with the orchestral accompaniment of his Black Magic Family Band, and has amassed numerous releases under Texas-based record labels Haute Magie and Marmara Records; France’s Twin Daisies. Characterized by his down-tuned – often dissonant – guitar stylings and wispy singing voice, an obvious, ever-present obsession with ancient and folkloric themes and high regard for classic pop craftsmanship, his current folk sound is strange and colorful, deeply rooted in many systems, and limitless.