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C.W. Vrtacek (Charles O'Meara)

C.W. Vrtacek (Charles O'Meara)
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C.W. Vrtacek (born Charles O'Meara; March 13, 1953 — October 20, 2018) was a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was a member of Forever Einstein and worked with Biota.
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Biota — Funnel to a Thread Biota — Funnel to a Thread
(ReR Megacorp BCD8, 2014, CD)
Biota — Cape Flyaway Biota — Cape Flyaway
(ReR Megacorp BCD7, 2012, CD)
Biota — Half a True Day Biota — Half a True Day
(ReR Megacorp BCD6, 2007, CD)
Forever Einstein — Racket Science Forever Einstein — Racket Science
(Cuneiform Rune 206, 2005, CD)
Biota  — Invisible Map Biota — Invisible Map
(Recommended Records (RéR) ReR BCD5, 2001, CD)
Forever Einstein — Down with Gravity Forever Einstein — Down with Gravity
(Cuneiform Rune 136, 2000, CD)
C.W. Vrtacek — Fifteen Mnemonic Devices C.W. Vrtacek — Fifteen Mnemonic Devices
(Odd Size CD OS 18, 1996, CD)
Biota  — Object Holder Biota — Object Holder
(ReR Megacorp BCD4, 1995, CD)
Cutler / DiMuzio / Vrtacek — Preacher in Naked Chase Guilty Cutler / DiMuzio / Vrtacek — Preacher in Naked Chase Guilty
(PONK 15, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Unsettled Scores Various Artists — Unsettled Scores
(Cuneiform Rune 75/76, 1995, 2CD)
Didkovsky / MacLean / Vrtacek — Flies in the Face of Logic Didkovsky / MacLean / Vrtacek — Flies in the Face of Logic
(Pogus Productions 21008-2, 1994, CD)
Forever Einstein — Opportunity Crosses the Bridge Forever Einstein — Opportunity Crosses the Bridge
(Cuneiform Rune 41, 1992, CD)
Forever Einstein — Artificial Horizon Forever Einstein — Artificial Horizon
(Cuneiform Rune 25, 1990, CD)
Biota — Tumble Biota — Tumble
(ReR Megacorp BCD1, 1989, CD)
C.W. Vrtacek — Silent Heaven C.W. Vrtacek — Silent Heaven
(Cuneiform Rune 79, 1988/1996, CD)
C.W. Vrtacek — Days of Grace C.W. Vrtacek — Days of Grace
(DOM US CD 06, 1982/1992, CD)

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