An astounding work of passion and patience over one thousand hours in the making, Long Beach musician/composer Chris Schlarb
bestows his latest musical vision, Psychic Temple
, onto the world. Known for his work as half of the hypnotic, jazz/drone duo, I Heart Lung
, Schlarb’s latest work expands wildly in new directions, incorporating wordless vocal choirs, string quartets and horn sections into his 29-member ensemble.
Washing hither and thither through the rip tide of the Los Angeles music scene, Rare Grooves
was formed out of break up of The Widow Babies. Guitarist Danny Miller
and drummer Tabor Allen
launched themselves into fresh ideas and new singing duties, arriving very quickly at a recording date with their hero and bass master Mike Watt
. Produced by long-time collaborator Chris Schlarb
, the songs are saturated in bay city sunshine and breezy palm tree shade.
“Song For Charles Rocket” is the high energy, debut recording from Los Angeles-based free jazz ensemble, Destroyer Of Brains. The band features members of I Heart Lung
, The Widow Babies
The debut release from upstart Los Angeles band The Widow Babies
could have been alternately titled, “The Lamb Lies Down In San Pedro”. This six song, 13-minute concept album features a brilliantly conceived story that pits Minutemen
bassist and erstwhile folkhero Mike Watt
against a world domination-minded vampire who looks like Abraham Lincoln