The 8th full length album from Psychic Temple is an epic, two song, all instrumental collaboration with synthesist Lisa Bella Donna. The full ensemble includes Dave Easley on pedal steel guitar, Mike Baggetta on 12-string acoustic guitar, Steph Richards on trumpet, bassist Steuart Liebig, alto saxophonist Isaiah Morfin, and drummers Tabor Allen and Danny Frankel. The band is joined by a choir led by Ann Thaiss and featuring Heather Sommerhauser, Alicia Walter, Alyssandra Nighswonger and Adriana Schlarb. Composed, produced, and mixed by Chris Schlarb.
released November 17, 2023
Tabor Allen - drums, percussion
Mike Baggetta - 12-string acoustic guitar
Lisa Bella Donna - Arp 2600 & String Ensemble, MiniMoog, Mellotron, Hammond organ, Oberheim Digital Sequencer
Dave Easley - pedal steel guitar
Danny Frankel - drums, percussion
Steuart Liebig - electric bass
Isaiah Morfin - alto saxophone
Steph Richards - trumpet
Chris Schlarb - guitars, tapes
Alyssandra Nighswonger - voice
Adriana Schlarb - voice
Heather Sommerhauser - voice
Ann Thaiss - voice, choir direction
Alicia Walter - voice
Produced by Chris Schlarb
Mixed by Chris Schlarb and Devin O'Brien
at BIG EGO, Long Beach, California
Recorded Sunday, March 6th and Sunday March 27th, 2022
Engineered by Devin O'Brien
Assisted by Tristan Dolce
Additional recording by Lisa Bella Donna at Appalachian Recording
Mastered by Ronan Chris Murphy
Cover artwork by Eric Thompson
Layout and design by David J. Woodruff
Written by Chris Schlarb
Published by Interstellar Music Holdings of the Psychic Temple (ASCAP)
supported by 26 fans who also own “A Universe Regards Itself”
Now to spin this and take flight.
As a former card carrying member of jamband scene this would have fit nicely back in the late 60's-70's and the late 90's-00's when improvisational jams were king.
This is going to take the scene into another direction with Garcia Peoples.
Vinyl Purchased 10/3/20.
Arrived 10/26/20. The Midnight Toker.
supported by 20 fans who also own “A Universe Regards Itself”
Sublime guitar playing. I feel Chris' distinctive brand of experimental americana seeping into my own playing, surely 's a good sign.
Album also features Marshall Allen of Sun Ra Arkestra fame impressivelad