"We begin in the void, as we always do. Endless skies. Black night sighs. Space is the place, but in solitude, an empty embrace.
But in the darkness still we find an obsidian shimmer. Heather Sommerhauser drones starless synthesizer tones. Billy Mohler's upright bass sculpts the cosmic web. It quickens; it thickens. It recedes; it gives slow shape to chaos. Then at drummer Ben Lumsdaine's sudden rat-a-tat crescendo, everything snaps into place.
Welcome to Plays Planet Caravan. Chris Schlarb helms Psychic Temple, the decade-spanning, member-fluid group that revels in wild combinations. With little more than a short demo and basic charts, these eight musicians based in Southern California— some of whom had never played together— recorded these two side-long excavations at Schlarb’s BIG EGO studio on a single Sunday afternoon."
released October 21, 2022
Tabor Allen - drums
Ben Lumsdaine - drums
Billy Mohler - double bass
Isaiah Morfin - alto sax
Jeff Parker - electric guitar
Alex Sadnik - alto sax
Chris Schlarb - electric guitar, electronics
Heather Sommerhauser - synthesizer
Produced by Chris Schlarb
Mixed by Chris Schlarb and Devin O’Brien
Recorded Sunday, October 24th, 2021 at BIG EGO, Long Beach, CA.
Engineered by Devin O'Brien
Assistant engineered by John Dawson
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA.
Art and layout by David J. Woodruff
"Planet Caravan" written by Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, & Ozzy Osbourne
Published by Essex Music International Inc.
"Essaouira" written by Chris Schlarb
Published by Interstellar Music Holdings of the Psychic Temple (ASCAP)
supported by 66 fans who also own “Plays Planet Caravan”
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.