“I thought … I want to make a kind of music that had the long now and the big here in it. And for me that meant this idea of expanding the music out to the horizons. In terms of space, you were not aware of the edges of the music. I thought, I want to make a music where you just wouldn’t know what was music and what wasn’t. Where it was a plateau …”
Excerpted from Mero’s CAPS LOCK REVIEWS:
WHOA WHOA WHOA CHILL GUY WHAT IS THIS A SCARY MOVIE? THIS IS WILD FRIGHTENING B. IF YOU WANNA SCARE THE SHIT OUT A NIGGA INVITE HIM TO AN ABANDONED HOUSE AND HAVE PANTHA DU PRINCE FAINTLY PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND WHILE THE WIND BLOWS ALL EERILY AND SHIT. *PLAYS OTHER SONG* YO HOLDUP THIS WHOLE ALBUM IS NIGGAS PLAYING BELLS? THIS IS BELL MUSIC? I’M SITTING HERE LISTENING TO “PHOTON” LAUGHIN MY ASS OFF CUZ THIS IS LIKE IBIZA MONK MUSIC B. THIS IS FRANCISCAN MONKS WAS IN IBIZA DRINKING MOLLY WATER JERKIN EACH OTHER OFF UNDER THEIR ROBES TYPE MUSIC B. I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE LOOKING AT OVERPRICED JEANS AT SOME BOUTIQUE. “SPECTRAL SPLIT” IS NINTENDO MUSIC FROM SOLOMON’S KEY.
Further reading, Mero on Kendrick Lamar:
THE BEGINNING OF THIS SHIT HAD ME READY TO CATCH SEVERAL BODIES IN COLD BLOOD NOW ALL I WANNA DO IS GIVE THIS NIGGA A HUG AND TELL HIM NOT TO CRY. *REWINDS SONG TO BEGINNING* MAN DOWN WHERE YOU FROM!!! NIGGA!!! FUCK WHO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU FROM MY NIGGA?!?!?! *PUNCHES COMPUTER IN THE FUCKING FACIAL*
As Blues Control, Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho create a righteous blend of space rock, spiritual jazz and New Age music that sounds like little else. The Coopersburg, PA-based duo has been making albums since 2007 for top shelf labels like Siltbreeze, Not Not Fun, Woodsist and Holy Mountain. In 2011 they issued an absolute classic of contemporary cosmic music in collaboration with zither guru Laraaji, best known for his Brian Eno-produced album from 1980,Ambient 3: Day of Radiance. Artist Kathy Rose directed their latest video (see above) for “Opium Den/Fade to Blue.” [Video via artinfo]
They’re on tour now in support of the excellent Valley Tangents album on Drag City, and they’ll be delivering their astral guitar/electronics/keyboard jams for FREE at the Lost Horse this Monday (11 February 2013).
Check out a live performance of “Iron Pigs” on Drag City Limits after the jump …
[cross-posted from the Ballroom Marfa blog]
Chambo and Hollander return to the airwaves of Marfa Public Radio for the Big Bend’s only post-Super Bowl chakra cleanse. Tune in this Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 9-11p (CST). Check back after the show for playlists and more.
UPDATE: Playlists for 3 Feburary 2013
9-10p – Crystal Mix by Hollander:
Crystallite from Crystal Meditations by Don G. Campbell
The Crystal Star soundtrack from The Crystal Star by Jim Oliver
The Trombones of Lithia from Crystals by Craig Kupka
10-11p – Chambo’s Super Bowl After-Party Chillout Zone
Sand – Mountains – Centralia
is this and yes – My Bloody Valentine – M B V
In Our Dreams – Motion Sickness of Time Travel – A Marbled Youth
Freeflow – Blues Control & Laraaji – FRKWYS Vol. 8
Night Flight in the Southern Hemisphere – Monopoly Child Star Searchers – The Garnet Toucan
Spectral Split – Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light
Chambo’s Top ID Music Jams from 2012, in alphabetical order:
As we wrote once before … “Less suffocated techno. More shiny fractal ambience. “Shadow from Tartarus” sounds like ice tinkling off the conning tower of Porter Ricks‘ submarine after surfacing in the sparkling glare of Arctic sunlight.”
Mike Watt, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and a dude we’d never heard of from the awesomely named “Liquid Indian” got together for these totally mellow Sandy Bull-inspired astral jams and nobody really said much about it, but it’s amazing.
Sits next to Stag Hare’s Spirit Canoes, Deep Magic’s Solar Meditations, White Rainbow’s New Clouds and Thoughts on Air’s Mallo Yallo as a stone classic of contemporary New Age. Flutes, guitars and all kinds of jingle-jangling old growth vibes.