Ecstatic (Turiya) Sundays
“I consider it sacred music…It was really wonderful to know that at a certain point of our day, this particular time on Sunday, we would truly feel happy. I think that’s something that we’re all looking for inside of our hearts, that devotion to happiness,…
The drone titans’ new record Life Metal rests unsettlingly in a zone where “the beauty of creation isn’t entirely sweet. Think of Igor Stravinsky’s dynamic and dissonant Rite of Spring… the score to the ‘origins of the world’ sequence in Walt Disney’s animated feature Fantasia…Elements…
Lady Starbeast (aka Ilana Magill, Erica’s sister) and Mr. Starbeast (aka Marc Martell) will be traveling from Austin, TX to play the Silverlake Lounge Saturday May 11. This dark pop is fabbb. Seriously – Ilana’s vocals are sultry, powerful, operatic and wild. Marc’s instrumentation creates…
Thought Experiments in F# Minor
Using an iPad Mini and a pair of headphones, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Thought Experiments in F# Minor leads its audiences along a route through Walt Disney Concert Hall, revealing an imagined world hiding in plain sight. Plan your visit to the LA Phil here.
Considering human imagination the last piece of wilderness….
“…And this is the essence of transcendence. If we have limitless potential then what is there to transcend? …what is the purpose of the imagination at all? Music has the ability to touch the celestial sphere with the tips of its fingers and the awe…
On Tuning Forks
On our altar sits the usual accoutrements – a bell, likenesses of Ganesh, incense, a water bowl, flowers, a candle – but there’s also an oddball tool that sticks out – a tuning fork. Turns out we’re not alone in our love of tuning forks….
Death Must Die
The Soundwalk Collective reimagines their classic Varanasi walking tour as a more contemplative 12″ head/space journey: Death Must Die, exploring the luminosity in Kashi’s vibrations, “dedicated to eliminating the distinction between human and non-human, between alive and dead, between light and dark.”
Spaciousness | Lo Recordings
Oh how we like simply LYING DOWN and listening. Or working. Expansive and unassuming musics. Music Without Horizons – “Spaciousness” is the first volume in a series exploring the connections, the overlaps, the roots and the future of a music variously liberated from their labels….
Wowee Zowee | Remembering Sleep
Our pal Erik Davis, who will be leading a weekend of Visionary Practices with us in February 2019, writes cogently and lovingly about one of his favorite albums of an era past: Dopesmoker by Sleep (2003). “Sleep here offers a mode of spiritual conversion beyond…