2/24/2017 - new release :)
Here's some excellent groovy improv (acid-rap? they've called it that) from Seattle's own ASTROL WATERS.
Ty "Keenen Magik" Berry leads the group through subterranean spelunkiness with spontaneous poetrymotion. His Very Brandon Herzberg-ion sets an ambient sparkle of holy flat-string SG. 5-Track pierces the eye of the sky on the sharp end of still six more strings even. Andrew Woods basses the bass in this case, & James Patrick Lenon drums the drums. Both are pure fantasy. You're gone & you haven't yet arrived.
12/21/2016 - new release :)
At long last, the debut full-length studio recording from MORNING GLORY REVIVAL!
This self-titled CD was recorded by Jack Endino at Seattle's exquisite Soundhouse in Ballard. It sounds & feels like the Seattle you remember.
Morning Glory Revival is not a grunge band or a freejazz band. They play rocknroll in a classic 70s style, with the addition of 20-something indie-rock awareness.
Led by co-singer/songwriter/lead-guitarists Woody Frank & Ian McKagan, MGR has been melting minds at house parties & Seattle venues for five years now, but it's hard to believe it hasn't been twice that long.
08/08/2016 - new release :)
"...different - a moody little so-and-so but one that still finds room for the happy gene ingredients of slacker reggae and elasticated rhythms suggestive of light jazz in among some very dense beats indeed. The loping skank of ‘Forever’ sounds like it’s brushed up against some particularly strong and sticky skunk plants... Quirky little devil this one... Another one for the heads more than the bodies.
"Ambient dubscapes, sir? Don’t mind if I do. Pass the album cover to the left hand side and all that. A soundtrack to your lazy summer nights." ~ Ian Fraser, Terrascope Online
06/21/2016 - new release! happy solstice!
rocknroll bardo from The Walking Faces of Seattle, WA
On the planet of the blind, the one-eyed man is invisible
"A tree grows beside a great road. Centuries pass, to be followed one day by two smiling children who lead a bright, spoon-colored bird, upon whose twinkling and satiny foot vast congeries of faces are painted." ~ Kenneth Patchen, Aflame & Afun With Walking Faces
"The Walking Faces [is] a two piece combo featuring 5-Track (guitarbass, vocs) and Patrick Lenon (drums)... Angular guitar riffs and melodic vocal lines jostle for position, the music inventive and engaging..."
~ Terrascopic Rumbles
"There should be an illustration of 5-Track next to the word 'guitarist' in the dictionary!" ~ Drew Denny (L.A. Record)
The Invisible Planet slipped through from another world bearing fables of floods & fire-rats & endless highways & birth & death & alien abduction & fortune telling gone awry. Use it to melt your self down til the Heart Of Gold lands & normality is restored. Whatever that turns out to be anyway. Recorded by Mark Wheaton & 5-Track in Echo Park, CA, & mastered in Seattle by Jack Endino (Groundhogs, Grannies, No WTO Combo, Kultur Shock).
The Walking Faces wants you to dance while your head explodes.
Best known for psychedelic guitar improv excursions, 5-Track also plays bass with Peg & MKB Ultra, guitar with Glass Goblins and the Argan Band, & has worked with Amanda Jo Williams & a bazillion other folks in between releasing his own collections of improvs/rocknroll songs/all-the-above.
Patrick Lenon has released several cassettes of instrumental grooves & has drummed for Ghanian xylophonist SK Kakraba & for Seattle's Moroccan/CosmicAmerican Argan Band (among other musically-globe-spanning projects).
04/23/2016 - new release!
Electric porch jams have traveled in time from 1999.
Includes bonus remix disc, Nude Lives.
01/10/2016 - new release!
Acoustic guitar breath music.
The soundtrack to your nap.
may you find happiness and the root of all happiness,
oh, and we're on some things: