Tuesday, September 20, 2016

20 September 2016: Spleen Arcana and Anderson/Stolt

Spleen Arcana is the project of French songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julien Gaullier.
Formed in 2008, Spleen Arcana is an eclectic mix of symphonic prog, space rock and art rock drenched in melancholic and contemplative moods.
Pairing up with drummer David Perron, and with the help of Marie Guillaumet on backing vocals, Julien Gaullier self-released Spleen Arcana's first album, The Field Where She Died in 2009.
This raw but sincere debut album was the result of a long, passionate process and countless hours of home studio explorations. With a limited print run of 500 copies, yet without any label nor promotion, The Field Where She Died is now nearly sold out thanks to the word of mouth.
Recorded in the same handcrafted way and with the same team, Spleen Arcana's second album, The Light Beyond The Shades, was released in February 2014.
Invention of Knowledge is the debut studio album by Anderson/Stolt, a collaboration formed by singer-songwriters and musicians Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt. It was released on 24 June 2016 through German independent record label InsideOutMusic. The project originated in 2014 after Anderson had performed with Stolt on a progressive rock-themed cruise, and the two decided to record an album. The recording process involved Anderson recording ideas in demo form in California and sending them online to Stolt in Sweden, who would develop music based on them. Invention of Knowledge was recorded in Sweden by several musicians, including Tom Brislin, Daniel Gildenlöw, and members of Stolt's band The Flower Kings.
Invention of Knowledge received some positive reviews from critics. It charted in several countries, and reached number 58 on the UK Albums Chart. Anderson and Stolt discussed the idea of performing the album live on tour, but wish to gain an idea of fan reception before they make any plans.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

14 June 2016: Ian Boddy et al - DiN10 iNDEX01 & DiN50 iNDEX05

 Tonight we mark the fiftieth release on Ian Boddy's DiN label - iNDEX05 during the first half of the show.  For the second half, we will revisit the very first DiN compilation, iNDEX01.  Be sure to visit the embedded links for more information on these and other DiN artists and releases.  Our thanks to Ian Boddy for providing a copy of iNDEX05 for tonight's show.
iNDEX05 is the fifth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN41 - 49. The artists on show this time are Ian Boddy, Node, ARC, Dave Bessell (one of the members of Node) and collaborations between Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell, Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter, Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate.
As with the previous four DiN samplers DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums featured on the release but presents an exciting and varied title in its own right. It also highlights the varied and intriguing music that the DiN label offers on its releases from deep analogue synth grooves through vibrantly melodic instrumentals to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra flap which just adds to the value and collectibility of this release.
This compilation edited from the original tracks by Ian Boddy - January 2016.
Track listing:
01 Borderlands by Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter from Colour Division (DiN43) 04:03

02 Shinkansen East by Node from Node 2 (DiN44) 04:22

03 Subgiants by Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wöstheinrich from Weltenuhr (DiN46) 04:55
04 Ground Warmth by Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate from World Adapter (DiN48) 04:07
05 Tone 3 by Ian Boddy from Tone Science (DiN49) 03:46
06 Paradise Lost by Dave Bessell from Black Horses Of The Sun (DiN47) 04:12
07 Arcadia by ARC from Umbra (DiN45) 04:37
08 Denormal by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell from Morphogenic (DiN41) 03:25
09 Never Reaching by Ian Boddy from Liverdelphia (DiN42) 04:21
10 Thin Air by Node from Node 2 (DiN44) 04:23
11 From Here To There by Dave Bessell from Black Horses Of The Sun (DiN47) 04:34
12 Above The Snow by Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell from Morphogenic (DiN41) 04:35
13 Tone 1 by Ian Boddy from Tone Science (DiN49) 03:03
14 My Window View by Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate from World Adapter (DiN48) 04:39
15 Oculus by Erik Wøllo & Bernhard Wöstheinrich from Weltenuhr (DiN46) 04:50
16 Triptastique by Ian Boddy from Liverdelphia (DiN42) 04:03
17 Cherry Bomb by ARC from Umbra (DiN45) 05:16
18 Slowfall by Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter from Colour Division (DiN43) 04:33

Total Time: 77:48

DiN10 | 2001 

The UK magazine The Wire showcased the DiN sampler in its June 2001 issue. All subscribers worldwide (about 7000 readers) received a free copy of this disc in their June issue. The CD is also for sale via the DiN store for the modest sum of $10 (inc. postage).

The Wire editorial in the May 2001 issue reads as follows:

"With next month's issue of The Wire, all subscribers worldwide will receive a free copy of Index 01, an exclusive, one-off compilation showcasing the roster of UK electronica label DiN.

Specially compiled for The Wire by DiN label boss Ian Boddy, the CD features 15 tracks, including material by Chris Carter, Markus Reuter, Arc and Dub Atomica, in a 74 minute trance - mix that moves through analogue synth odysseys, retooled industrial culture beatdowns and glitch - ridden dubscapes. The CD is being produced in a strictly limited edition pressing and will only be available free to subscribers with next month's issue."


released June 1, 2001

















Tuesday, June 7, 2016

07 June 2016: California Guitar Trio w/ Tony Levin and Brand X

In celebration of Tony Levin's 70th birthday, tonight we begin our show with this live recording of his collaboration with the California Guitar Trio from the year 2000. 
California Guitar Trio (CGT) is a band of three guitar players founded in 1991. The three—Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo, Japan—met at a 1987 Guitar Craft course, in which Robert Fripp instructed them in the New Standard Tuning (NST). After completing several of Fripp's Guitar Craft courses, the three toured as part of Robert Fripp and The League of Crafty Guitarists.[1]
Continuing their collaboration then in Los Angeles, they founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991. They continue to play in the New Standard Tuning.[1] Their performances and recordings include original compositions, surf covers, and classical re-workings of classical music. Their influences include European classical music, rock, blues, jazz, world music, and surf music.
Anthony Frederick "Tony" Levin, (born June 6, 1946), is an American musician and composer, specializing in electric bass, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer.
Levin is best known[1] for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. He was also a member of instrumental-prog rock/jazz fusion group Liquid Tension Experiment; the King Crimson-related bands Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, ProjeKct One and ProjeKct Four; and currently leads his own band, Stick Men.


1 Scramble
2 Pathways
3 Discipline
4 Waters Of Eden
5 Dance Of Maya
6 Improvisation
7 Belle
8 Venezualean Waltz No.4
9 Caravan
10 Symphony No 9 (Beethoven)
11 Rukodan
12 Bohemian Rhapsody
13 Elephant Talk
14 Eve
15 Unplugged Scramble (Unscrambled)

Brand X was a jazz fusion band active between 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included John Goodsall (guitar),[1] Percy Jones (bass), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Kenwood Dennard (drums) and Phil Collins (drums). Goodsall and Jones were the sole constant members throughout the band's existence.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

31 May 2016: The Durutti Column & Carlos Santana/Bill Laswell

The Durutti Column are an English post-punk band formed in 1978 in Manchester, England.[2] The band is a project of guitarist and occasional pianist Vini Reilly who is often accompanied by Bruce Mitchell on drums and Keir Stewart on bass, keyboards and harmonica.  Tonight we'll be playing selections from  Live at the Bottom Line New York:   (US ROIR - cassette only release in 1987, CD issued in 1993 – CD reissue in 1999 re-titled "A Night In New York" with bonus track but mistakes in track listing)

In 2001, Bill Laswell, responsible for remixes of albums by Bob Marley and Miles Davis, mixed and remixed excerpts of Santana's Illuminations and Love Devotion Surrender,[20] on an album called Divine Light.[21]    
  Love Devotion Surrender is an album released in 1973 by guitarists Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, with the backing of their respective bands, Santana and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. The album was inspired by the teachings of Sri Chinmoy and intended as a tribute to John Coltrane. It contains two Coltrane compositions, two McLaughlin songs, and a traditional gospel song arranged by Santana and McLaughlin.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

24 May 2016 Black Moth Super Rainbow & Robert Rich

The first half of tonight's program will feature Black Moth Super Rainbow and their 2012 crowd-funded release, Cobra Juicy.
Black Moth Super Rainbow's music contains elements of psychedelia, folk, electronica, pop and rock. Their distinctive sound is characterized by analog electronic instruments including the vocoder, Rhodes piano and Novatron.[2]
A Graveface insert included inside the album Dandelion Gum describes them as such: "Deep in the woods of western Pennsylvania vocoders hum amongst the flowers and synths bubble under the leaf-strewn ground while flutes whistle in the wind and beats bounce to the soft drizzle of a warm acid rain. As the sun peeks out from between the clouds, the organic aural concoction of Black Moth Super Rainbow starts to glisten above the trees."
 During the second half of tonight's show, we will feature Robert Rich's latest release What We Left Behind.
Across four decades and over 40 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied for a year at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
I dreamt of the earth after us,
As mountains erode and time helps the cities crumble.
So easy to think that the earth revolves around us,
That after us, the planet stops.
We who can change the weather.

When we make our world so inhospitable we can’t survive,
Life crawls blindly forward,
Consciousness revives, organisms organize.
Cells of the earth join together to create new minds.

Small lives build new worlds,
Cast a net across the surface and through layers below,
Constant construction, destruction, erosion, rebuilding.
After us, on a scaffolding of rust and ashes, salt and sand,

Digesting through it, stumbling numbly,
Vagabond life picks through the detritus and continues unconcerned.
Profligate Earth pays no mind to the foibles of her creation.
She scatters choices for those who can still choose.
Recorded 2014-2016 by Robert Rich at Soundscape, Mountain View CA.
Mixed and mastered by Robert Rich at Soundscape in 2016.
Sonic additions by Forrest Fang (2016) on #8 and #9.
Abstractions of Chari Chuang on #1.
All crows unofficially non-union and paid peanuts.
Instruments: prepared piano, Haken Continuum, PVC flutes, lap steel guitar, percussion, DSI Prophet 12 and 6, Korg Wavestation and M3, eowave Resonator, MOTM and Eurorack modulars.
Thanks for assistance from Paul Schreiber, Dave Smith Instruments, Ed & Lippold at Haken, Chuck at Noise Bug, Old Crow, Andrew at 2C, Izotope, STG, Audio Damage and so many others, plus of course Dixie and all of you who listen.

Cover art by Romanie Sanchez (www.romanie.net)
Design by John Bergin

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

17 May 2016: Isao Tomita & Robert Fripp

Isao Tomita, an electronic music pioneer, passed away in May 5, 2016.  We'll feature his recording of Pictures at an Exhibition (1975) as well as the original compositions on Snowflakes are Dancing.
Isao Tomita (冨田 勲 Tomita Isao?, 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016),[1] often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music[2][3] and space music,[4] and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.[5] In addition to creating note-by-note realizations, Tomita made extensive use of the sound design capabilities of his instrument, using synthesizers to create new sounds to accompany and enhance his electronic realizations of acoustic instruments.[5] He also made effective use of analog music sequencers[2] and the Mellotron and featured futuristic science fiction themes,[3] while laying the foundations for synth-pop music[6] and trance-like rhythms.[7] Many of his albums are electronic versions and adaptations of famous classical music pieces and he received four Grammy Award nominations for his 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing.[3]

In honor of Robert Fripp's 70th birthday, we'll feature some of his ambient guitar soundscapes created with long-time collaborator, Brian Eno.
Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer.
As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present. He is the driving creative and political force of the group, bearing responsibility for line-up changes and ending and resuming the group at various points.[citation needed] He has also worked extensively as a studio musician, notably with singer David Bowie on the albums "Heroes" and Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Brian Eno, and contributed sounds to the Windows Vista operating system. His complete discography lists more than seven hundred releases over four decades.[5]
He is ranked 62nd on Rolling Stone magazine's 2011 list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" after having been ranked by David Fricke 42nd on its 2003 list.[6][7] Tied with Andrés Segovia, he also is ranked 47th on Gibson.com's "Top 50 guitarists of all time".[8]
His compositions often feature unusual time signatures, which have been influenced by classical and folk traditions. His innovations have included Frippertronics, soundscapes, and new standard tuning.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

03 May 2016: Cousin Silas & litmus0001

Cousin Silas is the stage name of English electronic music artist David Hughes. The name comes from a character in King Crimson's song, "Happy Family".[1] He has released over eighty albums on various netlabels. Between 1990 and 2000 he wrote several short stories, poetry, prose, and articles that were published in small press magazines such as Back Brain Recluse, Nova SF, The Scanner, REM, Nerve Gardens, The Lyre, Auguries and Focus. On 28 January 2004 Cousin Silas made an appearance on BBC Radio 1 played by John Peel. 
His music is available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp
Tonight I'll be playing his MicroDronescape series.

Influenced by Cousin Silas, litmus0001 is  Jonathan Ewald - 6 string bass, 4 string sympathetic bass, electric and acoustic guitars, Roland MC202 synth, effects, loops, knives, preparations, production and mastering
Genre: experimental dark ambient shoegazer drone Berlin-school post-rock soundscapes
His music is freely available on the Internet.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

26 April 2016: Live Cuts from my Past, Part Two

As KMXT's Spring Fundraiser continues, tonight's show is a continuation of last week's playlist of live music I've had the good fortune to experience.  The theme for the Fundraiser is "Live Music";  I encourage you to call 486-3181 or go to kmxt.org and pledge your support to our local public radio station.

Tonight's Playlist:
War Pigs                     Black Sabbath
I'm Eighteen               Alice Cooper
Monster                      Steppenwolf
Tarkus                        Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Lazy                           Deep Purple
Supper's Ready          Genesis
Echoes                       Pink Floyd
Revenant                   Porcupine Tree
Last Regret (demo)   Steven Wilson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

19 April 2016: Live Cuts from my Past

Tonight's show follows the theme of KMXT's Spring Fundraiser - Live Music.   Pledge your support at kmxt.org
I'll be playing two hours of live music that I have had the privilege of seeing the original bands play in concert.   Enjoy!

In-A-Gada-Da-Vida         Iron Butterfly
Can You See Me              Glass Harp
Heart of the Sunrise         Yes

Thick as a Brick               Jethro Tull  (Although I have seen the full concert, I'll play the Bursting Out 12 minute version)
Anesthetize                      Porcupine Tree
Cinema Show                  Genesis
Revenant                         Porcupine Tree
I Drive the Hearse           Porcupine Tree

Monday, April 4, 2016

05 April 2016: Rebekah Eden & Sleep

The latest release from Rebekah Eden, Rowing in Eden.  This is a superb album - her vocals are beautiful and the arrangements are excellent.  Includes material co-written and produced by Blow Up Hollywood's Steve Messina.   From her website: 
"Rebekah is proud to announce the release of her new album, Rowing in Eden!
The breathtakingly beautiful songs transport us out of the noise of the world and into a place of gratitude, peace, beauty and heart."
Jerusalem and Dopesmoker are the final albums by the American heavy metal band Sleep. The albums were released in 1999 and 2003 respectively. The music for these albums was written during a four-year period when the group was working on a single song that was around an hour in length. Sleep had signed with London Records, which financed the album. When recording had finished, London Records was unhappy with the finished product and refused to release it. The album was later released in various forms by different record labels. All versions of the album received very positive reception from music critics, who described it as a high-water mark in both the stoner metal and doom metal genres.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

22 March 2016: Keith Emerson Tribute & Canvas Solaris

So much has been written about Keith Emerson that there is little that I can add.  I saw ELP in concert in the mid-70s and he was phenomenal, combining virtuosity with showmanship.  The first half of tonight's show will be cuts selected to showcase his keyboard wizardry.  May he R.I.P.
Take a Pebble
Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impressio
Medley:  Fanfare for the Common Man/America/Rondo
Abaddon's Bolero

Canvas Solaris were an American progressive metal band from Statesboro, Georgia, formed in 1999, and disbanded in 2011.[1] Though they first played with vocals, they moved on to instrumental, drawing influence from bands as diverse as Cynic, Rush, King Crimson, Death, Watchtower, and The Mars Volta.[2]

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

09 February 2016: Hymnomancer, Castle Canyon, Solaris

Hymnomancer has released their first album: Holier Than Meow
Among the members of the band is Kodiak, Alaska's own Keegan Keplinger.
Holier Than Meow was recorded in Gator's basement (in various rooms).
Album art by: LorDeimos lordeimos.deviantart.com
All songs mixed by Jeremy J. Porche, mastered by Hymnomancer.
Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. The Mighty Arp (5:14)
2. Gods of 1973 (4:30)
3. Random Gates (0:22)
4. Canoeing on the River Styx (7:29)
5. Bombs Away (3:30)
6. Fjordic Njord (1:23)
7. Triskaidekaphobia (12:54)
8. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs-Cantabile Semplice (8:04)
9. The Last Song Ever (3:42)

Total time 47:08
Line-up / Musicians
- Fred Chalenor / bass
- Erik Ian Walker / keyboards
- Paul Elias / drums
Castle Canyon biography
US band Castle Canyon started out in 1973. Friends from Portland, Oregon that had a shared fascination for shroom hunting and weird music. They wrote a handful or so of tunes back then, but their local environment wasn't the best to pursue music outside of the mainstream format, and life and circumstance saw to it that the band fell apart sometime around 1975.

Some 20 odd years laters Fred Chalenor and Ian Walker reconnect, as they had on several occasions over the years, but now they had the means and possibility to do something with the material created back then. That they had found a drummer, paul Elias, who could connect with their visions from yesteryear was the vital ingredient needed for this to happen.

Compositions were brought forth, examined and tweaked. And in 2009 the final result was released as Gods of 1973. The document of a bygone era, of a mental state of mind, and a creative effort that for a generation had nagged at it's creators to be released, set free, and be known.

If there is a future as well for this trio remains to be seen. The distant past has been released, but over the years each member has attained and gained skills and experiences that might just lead to a new creative hothouse being established. And they do have a third member as well these days, one who can add other influences to the mix. The potential for new productions seems to be present, perhaps even without the need of the thrills of shroom hunting to release it.

Solaris is a progressive rock band from Hungary. Established in 1980, the band went through several formations. Their music has a strong melodic content, often laced with Eastern European themes, and is highlighted by the use of dynamics and extended thematic development. There is a great deal of interplay among the lead instruments of flute, guitar and keyboard which is used regularly to develop their themes. The emphasis is not on providing solo spots for the various instruments, but rather in employing those instruments within the context of the development of the individual piece.
The band's name is a reference to the Stanisław Lem sci-fi novel, Solaris. The first album's title is a reference to The Martian Chronicles. The members have said that they were influenced by these - and other - sci-fi books.
The majority of Solaris' songs are instrumentals. The first track on their first LP, Marsbéli Krónikák, is an exception, with a few lines spoken over the music. The pitch-shifting, distortion, and album's theme have led many listeners to assume that the voiceover is in a putative Martian language, but it's actually in Hungarian: "Megrepedt tükrök (Cracked mirrors) / Kormos acélfalak (Sooty steel walls) / Halott szeméthegyek (Dead piles of garbage) / És szennyes tavak (And polluted lakes) / Azt mondod, itt élt valaha az ember? (Do you say mankind used to live here?)". "Egészséges Optimizmus" (Healthy Optimism) from the SOLARIS 1990 LP also has an introductory voiceover in Hungarian, and chanting in Latin[verification needed] appears in several tracks on the album Nostradamus: Próféciák könyve.
In June 2003, Attila Kollár said in an interview that the band is still alive, and they will start working on a new studio album that year.
Following their regular albums (and a live double CD recorded in 1995 during the Progfest in Los Angeles), the band also started a 3-volume "Official Bootleg" series. As the title says, these contain recordings that were never officially released before and consist of mainly live material. The title track of the second volume was originally intended to appear on the first album but has never been recorded in the studio.
In December 2007, drummer László Gömör told Alternative Press magazine that "the band has made few attempts to reunite and it seems unlikely (Solaris) will reunite."
Recently, it was announced that a brand new studio album 'Martian Chronicles II.' will be released on October 26, 2014.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

02 February 2016: Edgar Froese & Bernhard Wöstheinrich - A Celebration of Electronic Music

Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. He passed away just a little over a year ago.
Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, also known as Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale, is Edgar Froese's second studio album, released in 1975.

Recording and history

Epsilon in Malaysian Pale was recorded between June and July 1975, following Tangerine Dream's Australian tour, and was heavily influenced by the places they had visited whilst on the tour.
The album consists of two instrumental compositions, each originally filling one side of vinyl. The first, "Epsilon in Malaysian Pale", is a Mellotron-based piece, inspired by Froese's visit to a Malaysian jungle. The second, "Maroubra Bay", is a more synthesiser-based piece named after a place in Australia. "Maroubra Bay" later appeared on the compilation album "Electronic Dreams", but was accidentally recorded backwards. [1]
In 2004, the album was reissued in remixed form by Froese's own Eastgate label, with a new cover based on that of the original.
1. Epsilon in Malaysian Pale - 16:26
2. Maroubra Bay - 17:00

Tonight we'll be playing Part Two of "Live at Princeton University 2015" which is available as a free download here.

Bernhard Wöstheinrich elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music.
Among others he has worked with electronic musicians Ian Boddy, Erik Wøllo and Conrad Schnitzler and filmmaker Telemach Wiesinger. Bernhard has created numerous album artworks for the DiN, Unsung Records and Ozella labels and has been exhibiting his evocative paintings in his native Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, for the last 20 years.

Monday, December 28, 2015

29 December 2015: Kyrie Eleison, Sacerdos

KYRIE ELEISON was an Austrian symphonic rock band, founded 1974 by Gerald Krampl (keyboards) together with two school friends, Karl Novotny (drums) and Felix Rausch (guitar). The music is symphonic, progressive rock at its finest, with Mellotrons and keyboard leads, and moods ranging from quiet piano passages to walls of sound. They blended the symphonic mastery of GENESIS with the thematic aspects of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR.

Influenced by GENESIS during its "Nursery Cryme" era, KYRIE ELEISON recorded "Blind Window's Suite" in 1975, and "The Fountain Beyond The Sunrise" in 1976. The boxed-set "The Complete Recordings 1974-1978" will also include a third CD containing 70 min. of live acts from 1974, material mostly taken from "Blind Windows" and some from "The Fountain Beyond the Sunrise", with high sound quality. All in all, this boxed-set is a great and complete discography of this underground Austrian Progressive rock band, that more or less remained an underground group until now.
Paso Robles, California
Brutus and Cassius descended from the sky and founded Sacerdos in 2007.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

01 December 2015: Robert Fripp, David Cross "Starless Starlight"; Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins: "A Scarcity of Miracles: A King Crimson ProjeKct"

A Scarcity of Miracles is an album by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins. It united former King Crimson musicians Robert Fripp and Mel Collins with singer-songwriter and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk (who previously fronted, sang for and played guitar in 21st Century Schizoid Band, a project set up to reunite King Crimson members from the 1960s and 1970s lineups of the band and to play the band's music from that period; he later became a full member of the band).
The basis for the album came from guitar improvisations recorded by Jakszyk and Fripp in Wiltshire, England with no particular intention of recording an album.[3] With Fripp's agreement, Jakszyk took the resulting recordings and reworked them as songs. Collins (a frequent Jakszyk collaborator) subsequently "heard unplayed sax waiting to be given voice" and joined the developing project.[3] With the majority of music now recast as songs, an album took shape. Two other ongoing King Crimson members - bass guitar/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and drummer Gavin Harrison - subsequently recorded the rhythm tracks.[4]
A Scarcity of Miracles was released with the subtitle of "A King Crimson ProjeKct". This in turn led to speculation that it might be the basis of the next lineup of King Crimson (the main band itself having been on hiatus since 2008, and having used the ProjeKcts as research and development work since 1999). Fripp himself gently denied and clarified this at the time by describing the record as "one of my favourite albums of those where I am a determining element. It has the Crimson gene, but it is not quite KC."[4] However, a new line-up of King Crimson was announced in September 2013 including everyone involved in the album.
Like the covers of many King Crimson albums produced by Discipline Global Mobile, the cover of A Scarcity of Miracles features a painting by P J Crook.

Title tracks

  1. "A Scarcity of Miracles" (7:27)
  2. "The Price We Pay" (4:49)
  3. "Secrets" (7:48)
  4. "This House" (8:37)
  5. "The Other Man" (5:59)
  6. "The Light of Day" (9:02)


Additional personnel
         Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Starless Starlight Loops (11:35)
2. In the Shadow (5:36)
3. Shine and Fall (6:43)
4. Starless Theme (5:16)
5. One By One, the Stars Were Going Out (6:50)
6. Fear of Starlight (3:50)
7. Starlight Trio (11:59)
8. Sure of the Dark (3:53)

Total time 55:42
Line-up / Musicians
- David Cross / violin
- Robert Fripp / soundscapes
Releases information
Starless Starlight is "a fascinating album length exploration of a melody - composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp - that emerged as one of the key themes on the King Crimson masterpiece, Starless"

CD Noisy Records NOISY007 (2015)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

03 November 2015: Anderson Ponty Band "Better Late than Never"

Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty are two similar souls. Both have been in the music industry for decades and both have unique and graceful styles. It seems only natural the two would find a way to team up to produce wonderful music. Well, now they have. It took a while, and in this case it’s literally Better Late Than Never.

Monday, October 19, 2015

20 October 2015: Steven Wilson & Markus Reuter

Featuring songs recorded between 2003-2015, Transience is a personally curated introduction to the more accessible side of Steven Wilson's monumental solo output.

A limited edition vinyl only issue scheduled to coincide with the second leg of the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour, Transience contains a new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic "Lazarus", which Steven has been performing on tour recently with his stellar live band. The new version is based on a live recording, subsequently overdubbed and edited in SW's private studio in July 2015.
Side 1:

1) Transience - single version (3.10)
2) Harmony Korine (5.07)
3) Postcard (4.27)
4) Significant Other (4.31)
5) Insurgentes (3.54)

Side 2:

1) The Pin Drop (5.01)
2) Happy Returns - edit (5.11)
3) Deform to Form a Star - edit (5.53)
4) Thank You (4.39)

Side 3:

1) Index (4.47)
2) Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
3) Lazarus - 2015 recording (3.57)
4) Drive Home (7.33)

Side 4:

Released October 12, 2015

Markus' parts recorded live in concert with Stick Men in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, May and early June 2015. Post-production and restoration by Erik Emil Eskildsen.

Overdubbed by my musician friends, who were present at at least one of the performances of my recordings: As a Stick Men member, Pat was at all shows. Fernando, Wayne, and Alex were in the audience at the show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lilian and Luciano were our opening act at the concert in Mendoza, Argentina.

Wayne Krantz: Electric guitar (Track 6)
Alex Anthony Faide: Electric guitar (Tracks 2, 5, and 8)
Fernando Kabusacki: Electric guitar (Tracks 4 and 9)
Lilian Giubetich: Cello (Tracks 3 and 10)
Luciano Pietrafesa: Electric guitar (Tracks 7 and 10)
Pat Mastelotto: hotel/van/plane laptop drumming (Track 1)

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Markus Reuter for Unsung Productions, September and October 2015


Markus plays Touch Guitars® AU8 and Red Panda pedals.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

06 October 2015: Explosions in the Sky & Kodiak Electronic Musician Dawn Tuesday

AllMusic Review by

Featuring a collaboration between Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky and film composer Steve Jablonsky, who scored the Transformers movies and director Peter Berg's last film, Battleship, the original score for Lone Survivor splits the difference between the plaintive and the pounding. Based on the book of the same name, the score sets the mood for a film about a Navy SEAL mission that goes bad for a team working behind enemy lines, beautifully evoking the anxiety and intensity of the onscreen action. As a band whose sound feels cinematic all on its own, Explosions in the Sky continue to impress with their work on the big screen, and the soundtrack for Lone Survivor proves to be yet another impressive notch in their belt.

Alaskan Native eccentric music producer and visionary artist atmospheric sound design. Dawn Tuesday this name is unique just as I am* sensitive, happy, sincere and very clear and honest! Great intuition which is amazingly developed. How did I get this name? Well I came from two strong very in love parents. One afternoon my parents went for a walk on the beach of Kodiak Island Alaska where my mom's from. in Alaska. It was a beautiful calm day. They sat and watch the beauty of the blue sky and ocean. My mom picked up few round flat rocks and started writing girl names for a daughter she would one day have. My parents already had a boy name, she pondered on names. And as she gazed up the sky at the sun knowing how beautiful when the sun dispersed darkness, so does a beautiful daughter dispel loneliness. She wrote on a oval gray rock and wrote ( Dawn Tuesday ) My father was amazed at the name and hugged kissed my mom's forehead, I was born two years later. And this is even more amazing I was born at Dawn on Tuesday; I loved music from early child hood. My father's and mother's favorite music was most all classic rock, oldies and much of all music. In my school "daze", was music class. I got my first electric guitar for my 13th birthday. And today I make Electronic Music!