Handmade basswood & birch slipcover with laser etching. Includes Psychic Temple II on 180g white vinyl with full color insert photo and album credits. High quality digital download and limited edition flexi-postcard while supplies last.
Includes unlimited streaming of Psychic Temple II
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On 180g white vinyl, CD, and spiffy digital formats July 16th, 2013
From Asthmatic Kitty Records (AKR105)
At the intersection of ethereal jazz and intricate folk, composer Chris Schlarb leads Psychic Temple in new directions. Anchored by the interplay of drummers Andrew Pompey and Tabor Allen, Psychic Temple II features an all-star roster united by a single, maniacal vision.
A year in the making, the album was assembled with a wide-ranging team of collaborators: singer-songwriters Sufjan Stevens and Ray Raposa (Castanets), Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens, progressive metal guitarist Paul Masvidal (Cynic, Death), bassist Devin Hoff (Xiu Xiu, Nels Cline Singers), vocalist Sarah Negahdari (Happy Hollows, Silversun Pickups), John Clement Wood (Black Keys, Learning Music) and more.
In celebration of the auteur as cult leader, Psychic Temple II presents surprising reinventions of work by iconoclasts Brian Wilson, Joe Jackson, and Frank Zappa.
released 16 July 2013
Composed, Arranged, Engineered, and Produced by Chris Schlarb
Recorded and Mixed between November 7th, 2011 to December 2nd, 2012 at Sounds Are Active, Long Beach, CA.
All songs written by Chris Schlarb, worldwide rights administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP) except where noted.
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona
Designed by Jason Munn
Photography by Ian Souter