01. Montibus Communitus ∆ The Pilgrim Under Stars (excerpt)
02. Dymaxion ∆ Ant’lrd Ally
03. Biglietto Per L’Inferno ∆ Confessione
04. Federal Duck ∆ Peace In My Mind
05. Sons Of Adam ∆ I Told You Once Before
06. Fender IV ∆ Malibu Run
07. The Electronic Hole ∆ Love Will Find A Way
08. Grateful Dead/John Oswald ∆ Clouds Cast (excerpt)
09. Bill Plummer & The Cosmic Brotherhood ∆ Journey To The East
10. Mark Fry ∆ The Witch
11. Vasti Bunyan ∆ Coldest Night Of The Year
12. C.O.B. ∆ Spirit Of Love
13. Toolshed ∆ Love In Outer Space
14. Yusef Lateef ∆ Eastern Market
15. Saphire Thinkers ∆ From Within
16. The Millenium – 5 A.M.
17. Fate – Smoke & Stone
Back in March, Quilt headed down to the desert town of Marfa, Texas to perform at Mexican Summer’s inaugural festival gathering. While in town, the Bostonian quartet made their way over to a small recording studio located near the nearby Chinati Arts Foundation. It was here that Quilt performed an extended four-song suite depicting their more exploratory live persona. Tune in and stick around for the 26 minute “Milo” that closes out the tape.
The latest video from Olden Yolk, the solo project of Shane Butler from Quilt, finds scenes from Pascal Auber’s “La Champignonne” providing a near-perfect accompaniment to the ambling psych-folk of “Burr Oak.” You can purchase a digital copy of “Burr Oak” / “Violet Vagaries” via Olden Yolk’s Bandcamp page
Our Solar System is a newly formed 10 piece musical collective—featuring members of Dungen, Life on Earth!, The Amazing, Me and My Kites and more—in which each musician represents an element of our solar system, whether it be a planet, an astroid belt or Pluto. Illustrating a journey through space, each planet was described in a few keywords, a fusion of the members’ mutual associations based on emotion and poetry rather than science. These keywords thus became the score they’ve been working on since.
On October 29, the good people at Beyond Beyond is Beyond will release Our Solar System’s debut album, Vårt Solsystem, recorded live one hot summer afternoon in the amphitheater at Raven mountain in Vårberg, and one cold November night at a magical party in an old movie theater in Kärrtorp. Each song is also named after an element in our solar system—many of the Swedish titles share the same spelling as their English equivalents, while others like “Asteroidbältet” aren’t too hard to decipher—drawing comparison to Miles Davis’ far out sonic journeys on Bitches Brew, as well as Alice Coltrane, Acid Mothers Temple, and Can.
Our Solar System is a community without a leader, a floating crowd of people, where everyone who wants to be part of creating within these cosmic frames are welcome. The dream is to one day see representatives of Our Solar System around the world, illustrating the concept in all the arts in all kinds of contexts for all kinds of audiences. Only your imagination sets the limits!
Listen to the first track (or planet), “Mars,” below.
Montibus Communitas hail from the Peruvian city of Lima, situated in the valleys between the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers. Translated in English as ‘Mountain Community,’ the group largely exists as a spiritual collective, creating devotional music to their natural surroundings since 2010. They recently released a collection of four extended instrumental journeys, titled ‘Hacia aquellos bosques de inmensidad’, tracked live in the studio and written as they were interpreted. You can hear the first piece, “Hanan Pacha,” below.
A couple months back, we spoke with Guy Blakeslee of the The Entrance Band about his recent series of solo recordings and his passion for collage art. Guy has now released a second volume of recordings, titled Digital Sage. You can hear a select track below or purchase the full volume via Bandcamp. As with the previous volume, each deluxe order is accompanied by a custom, one-of-a-kind collage piece by the artist along with handmade CD and a personalized typewritten letter.
Read our full conversation with Guy Blakeslee here.