Ornate Culmination

by Mark Rushton and Jon Harnish



Ornate Culmination is an album of ambient electronica music. It was recorded at Weather Excuse Studio in the New Bohemia part of Cedar Rapids during March 2008. Edited at The Bunker in Iowa City.

These are the last recordings made by Mark Rushton and Jon Harnish at Jon’s Weather Excuse Studio. In June of 2008, Weather Excuse destroyed by the worst flooding ever along the Cedar River in Iowa, as was the New Bohemian arts district, the nearby Czech Village area, almost all of downtown Cedar Rapids, as well as the Time Check neighborhood. Jon’s house had 10 feet of water inside it. While Jon had a small amount of time to evacuate things like his computers and his bass guitar, many things were left behind because it was believed the water would only be a few feet deep. Everything left behind was ruined. The Matyk Building, located near Jon’s house and where we have recorded many times since 2005, was also significantly damaged.


released September 6, 2008

Mark Rushton – xiosynth, buddha machine, acid pro, ableton live, zoom h2

Jon Harnish – bass guitar, effects box, feedback, nuendo, groove agent



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Mark Rushton Iowa City, Iowa

I make way too much electronic music. Mostly ambient, some beat-driven.

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