James Chen — “Taiwanese Folk Style” CS
7 / 25 / 2016
Walking home from school around 1962 in Chia-yi, Taiwan, James Chen heard wild guitar noises reverberating from a nearby building. Compelled by its tone and sound, he stumbled upon a local musician playing guitar and immediately inquired for a lesson. In the ‘80s he began to write songs at home, talking about cicadas molting in the summer, the pleasures of leisurely sipping tea, blooming Poinciana flowers and a wistful longing for his family after living in the States for many years. Lovely, personal works.
Cut to present day, James’ son Hewson (The New Lines) took his father’s tunes and alongside his bandmate Davis White, fleshed out the production adding additional guitar, synthesizer and drums. Hewson titled this Taiwanese Folk Style because growing up around his fathers music, this is what he thought traditional Taiwanese cultural music sounded like. Over 30 years in the making, this inter-generational collaboration is as beautiful as it is sublime.
Corum – ”Grand Vudu Staircase” (excerpt) video
7 / 21 / 2016
Corum — “Coastal Vudutronics Voyage” CS
7 / 11 / 2016
Coastal Vudutronic Voyage is the solo work of Grant Corum from the psychedelic troupe Million Brazilians. The tunes are flush with humid atmospherics, flickering twilight synth lines and ancient rhythms ingrained with an experimental fervor befitting of its spiritual voyage. It’s a heavy listen to be sure, simultaneously rooted in sublime worldly travels, sweat lodge visions and unheard alien soundscapes. Look inward and dig deep into Coastal Vudutronic Voyage’s lush drift.
6 / 16 / 2016
Geist & the Sacred Ensemble — “Within” CS
2 / 29 / 2016
Reggae 90210 — “Reggae 90210″ CS
2 / 16 / 2016
Corum presents Magic Mirror: Coastal Vudutronics Tour 2016
2 / 1 / 2016
Corum is touring the West coast in February in support of forthcoming Magic Mirror LP on Psychic Sounds and Coastal Vudutronic Voyage cassette on Moon Glyph.
February 4 – Olympia, WA @ Cryptatropa
Arrington de Dionyso & Oomung Varma / Skrill Meadow / Versionary performs THE SEX LIFE OF MUSHROOMS
February 5 – Seattle, WA @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Arrington de Dionyso & Oomung Varma / Geist & the Sacred Ensemble / God and Vanilla
February 6 – Portland, OR @ Xchurch
Arrington de Dionyso & Oomung Varma / CLOWN CAR (Smegma / MSHR) / Dolphin Midwives
February 12 – Oakland, CA @ Life Changing Ministries
FaTHErs (Headboggle / Tusco Terror) / White Gourd / Goddess Aphonic w/ Andrew Scott Young (Tiger Hatchery)
February 13 – Davis, CA @ The Morgue
Quartzthrust / White Gourd /Joe Windslow
February 14 – On the Air @ KFJC
Live video & sound streaming w/ White Gourd / Joe Windslow
February 15 – Oakland, CA @ the Church (5-10)
White Gourd (w/ Kinko Milada of 3 Moons) / Mummy Dust Trippers (Joe Windslow & Corum) / Dry Lick (Virtual Vahalla) / KSUN Spacebag Orchestra / Turkish Tea Lounge all evening….
February 16 – San Francisco @ A.T.A.
White Gourd / Joe Windslow / Special Guest TBA
February 17 – Santa Cruz, CA
Village of Spaces / White Gourd / Joe Windslow
February 19 – Los Angeles @ Coaxial
Nephila (Shannon of Pedestrian Deposit) / White Gourd / Joe Windslow
February 20 – Joshua Tree @ Beatnik
White Gourd / Joe Windslow
555 — “The Hermit”
10 / 27 / 2015
from “Arcosanta” CS. Pre-Order here.
3 Moons — “Astronomy of Dreams” LP
10 / 20 / 2015
Out today, 3 Moons Astronomy of Dreams LP (ed. of 250)
3 Moons — “H.A.A.R.P. (We Milk The Clouds)” video
10 / 9 / 2015
Vinyl LP out October 20 (Ltd ed. 250). Pre-order here.
Laughing Eye Weeping Eye — “Once Was You” CS
8 / 24 / 2015
Out today, buy “Once Was You” on cassette
Laughing Eye Weeping Eye — ”Earth” video
8 / 10 / 2015
Courtesy — “Slow Bruise” video
4 / 29 / 2015
Courtesy — “Slow Bruise” CS
3 / 31 / 2015
Calidonia County — “The Ghosted Years” CS
12 / 9 / 2014