Beggars - S/T on Lotushouse
1. Ghost Coyote
2. Eureka, My Love
3. Lullaby de Bourbon
4. 2-3-74 Floating
5. Midget Decapitates Clown
1. Will We Call It Love
2. Queen Anne's Lace
3. Follow Me Down
4. Berserker's Boogie
5. My Strangest Lover
6. You Should Love For Now
2CD set with Glen Donaldson, Bruce McKenzie and Eric Nielsen. Steven R. Smith guests on 3 tracks. Recorded and mixed on Mt. Washington in LA and in Ocean Beach in SD. CD 1 mastered by Glenn Donaldson. CD 2 mastered by Yoshida Tatsuya.
Buzz or Howl
Catherine Christer Hennix-Chora(s)San Time-Court Mirage- Live @The Grimm Museum Volume One Sonic Acts/Important Records by Keith Boyd What do you with an album where nothing happens but everything is present? Where nothing happening is the actual hoped for reality. Can you praise nothing? Surely you can give the academic-musico-historical perspective. You can analyze it and use the Holy Saints of Minimalism name drop game. Here I'll do that for you;
"AHEM...Catherine Christer Hennix is in the great lineage of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, John Cage, Elaine Radique and to lay it all out there Pandit Pran Nath."
But all that does is contextualize someone. In fact it allows you to box, catagorize and ignore the very thing itself. And that very thing folks, is just simply not to be missed. Not in this case. It's just too damn good. Through some alchemy of technique, equipment and will power this group has created a masterpiece. A triumph of tonality which if you will listen, LISTEN DEEPLY, has the power to move your heart. Move your soul and move your being to pure bliss. So what is this magickal sonic tonic you say? Are there secret power words or hidden mysteries revealed? I guess that depends on what you come looking for.
Drones and tones emerge, coagulate, become and then lose their edges filtering into the background of ever present froth. more
Moon of Ostara - The Star Child 4Zero records by Eric Nielsen
I think/hear England and the beginning of the wyrd 60's, as soon as the first notes creep out of the developing mists of The Star Child Part I. The album begins with ambience and lists lovingly into this organ figure and classic sound that alludes to the timbre and tone of all four Parts that make up The Star Child. Fred Laird is blessed with a magicians hand to dip back into the English 60's and 70's, seemingly anytime he wants.
I've been following Earthling Society for a while now (Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of theirs). And I've collaborated with Fred, (most notably on Earthling Tempel - A Pilgrimage to Thunderbolt Pagoda) and I have always been amazed how authentic and true Fred can make his sounds.
He has a strong sensibility for putting authentic instruments together with compelling ambiance and tasteful psychadelic top layers of mood. I first noticed his ability to do this on his guitar. In Earthling Society he has shown an adept hand at compostition, and this album finds Fred exploring the sometimes wide open spaces of Popol Vuh and orchestrating different sounds to carry the songs rather than focusing as much on the guitar. more
Dieter Moebius at Space 4 Art
OB Assisted Gates: Camera Lucida Series Searching for a spiritual gate, if in need of a mantra or a blissed sound trigger, try the sounds of Charles Curtis, OB resident and Camera Lucida Concert Series curator among many other titles and accolades. These live concerts consist of the best players the region and often beyond has to offer in the manner of old world, classical, intensely magical, and proficiency. Musicians include the top San Diego Symphonist and top UCSD players, joined by special guests to create some of the highest quality chamber music in the US.
I attended the presentation on April 2nd, consisting of Bach's Preludes and Fugues for String Trio (arr. Mozart), Strauss' Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85, and Brahms' Sextet for Strings in B-flat, Op. 18. The Strauss piece was especially sweet, balanced in a moment, delicately calling into the upper right-hand section of my brain to question noble dances of a certain imagined time. Throughout, the playing was superb, the mood blissful, and the audience proved fully engaged as they offered a standing ovation with multiple call-backs for the players to be recognized. more