"I think those that are staying alert, making sure to crest the wave, are already ecstatic in the ways they have found to re-order those energies for their benefit and the furthering of psychedelic and tuned-in living." - SUN ARAW interviewed on Tiny Mix Tapes
The High Seas, Under The Radar and VBC Present:
SUN ARAW (US) + Orchestra of Spheres
Thursday 14th of October at HAPPY
Presales $20 from http://www.undertheradar.c
SUN ARAW is the sound of the late-night party deepening to cosmic levels as you turn up the bass and fog up the place. Mantras emerge from voluminous reverb. Old-school Jamaican grooves roll deep with Afro-funk guitar. Shuddering percussive delays stretch out to the event horizon. It's like taking a journey from Kingston via Nigeria en route to the heart of the sun.
Hailing from Long Beach, LA, Cameron Stallones is the man behind this musical solar storm. A member of heavy rockin' psych-revivalists MAGIC LANTERN as well as recording with the likes of POCAHAUNTED and VIBES, Stallones infuses his lysergic blues with a hefty dose of tropical sunshine in some places, and deep-as-space Kraut-drone elsewhere. Moments on his latest double LP ON PATROL (Not Not Fun Records) sound a little like Lee Perry going crazy in the Black Ark Studio with members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, with an appropriately cinematic feel as the different sonic dimensions shift in and out of focus.
The SUN ARAW live experience sees Stallones taking the recorded material even further into realms of dubbed-out bliss, utilising guitar, Farfisa organ, vocals and a whole lot of delay to entrance the crowd in his colossal hypno-grooves. If astral projection had a soundtrack, this would be it. You can either get lost in this music and watch a universe being created or just dance like a stoned jellyfish. Whichever path you choose, make sure it leads to HAPPY, Wellington on Thursday 14th October.
WITH SUPPORT FROM ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES
Orchestra of Spheres take you to higher dimensions through mathematical ratios of rhythm and chaos patters of sound. Born from the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Society in 2009, the Spheres have developed a cult-like following in their brief existence. Like celestial sponges, they draw on influences far and wide: the hypnotic beats of Kuduro; repetitive minimalist Bornean sape music; celestial chimes of gamelan. DIY instrument makers, the Spheres use the biscuit tin guitar, electric bass carillon and sexomouse marimba to create their cosmic dancing sound!