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Chaikin Records

Chaikin Records, owned and operated by drummer Brian Chase, is dedicated to the intersection of musical language in its diversity. A particular emphasis is placed on rock, jazz, classical, and sound art, and the ways in which they overlap. Focusing further within these broad circles, championed are the communities of the avant-garde: musicians and music scenes happening at the forefront of the ever evolving dialogue of creative discourse and expression. The word ‘Chaikin’ is Brian’s familial surname before it was changed to ‘Chase’ by his paternal grandfather. 

CKR 001 is Drums and Drones: Decade, a triple album and 144 page book, out on June 15th. 

CKR 002 is Catherine Sikora and Brian Chase’s debut album, untitled: after, released on July 13th.

CKR 003 is planned for spring of 2019, the debut album from 13 Million Year Old Ghost. 





Drums and Drones


music: for Modern Drummer (various topics); for Talkhouse (on musical ‘language’ and conditioned listening); for Ravelin (on drone); for Liquidrum (on playing techniques of Drums and Drones with videos)

food: cooking

yoga: notes

commentary: Akeidah; Parshat Toldot

Podcast of note


Monthly internet radio show at  Airs usually the last Tuesday or Wednesday of each month.

Shows with playlists are archived here:



Still from the video “Drone State of Mind, V.2” by Erik Zajaceskowski from the Drums and Drones DVD