2018/12/01 - new release :)
There's a dance party in your mind, full of twirling & twittering pink fairies the size of flying squirrels. An electric guitar keeps your feet on the ground while your head traverses the circumference (everywhere) of infinite space (nowhere). Become one with the groove—& you will blossom!
2018/09/07 - new release :)
The great green greasy Groover re-enters your space-time trajectory with a question for the ages & beyond:
WHY CAN'T THERE BE PEACE?
Mesmerizing stoner-funk to be heard as it was conceived—most highly & most lossless.
Other questions which MUST be answered are said to include: Bigfoot—crptozoid or space alien? &, are you doing anything about anything, you lazy child-of-a-greedhead, or just thumpin yer fiddle while the human race dies out & is replaced by a new hybrid of oil-swilling psychopaths? (see track 4, (Don't Take) Standing Rock (Sitting Down)).
Enjoy this chill platter of lanky groove(r)s with a hybrid cannabinoid of your choice! For EVERY mood.
2018/06/12 - new release :)
Prepare to cast your Astrol self afloat on the Waters of oblivion!
This improvised collection of collective improvisations was recorded on the same day at the same studio with the same engineer as Astrol Waters' debut.
This sequel, however, was mixed in the Quantum Cathouse by 5-Track, under the influence of legal weed & a book on electronic dance music. Suppose Schrodinger checked his box at a different moment & found... kangaroos? the antipodes of the mind? Huxley's ghost? Or Huxley-Anne's bees?
The annals of physics fail to record that Schrodinger & his assistants in fact found a copy of this very recording, swept back through time on the tides of improbability, to land by chance in his theoretical experiment.
(But... what if you're the cat?)
2018/04/07 - new release! new artist!
David Aguila & Ethan Marks have twisted reality.
Sound, after all, being more than just a metaphor.
Have you the nerve to cut your self apart & reassemble you?
Listen. These two did it. So can you do it, too.
02/09/2018 - Happy 2018! Have some improv!
GORPLORD’s third release, Nothing To See Here, includes two improvisations. & that’s it. Both were recorded in March 2017 in Brooklyn NY Earth, then mixed in Colorado for an infusion of fresh air.
The first piece was almost (& then indeed was) named: “Acres of Luxuries, Acres of Excrement”. The title comes from a quote from Ursula Le Guin—“Everything was already useless to begin with or ornamented as to disguise its use; acres of luxuries, acres of excrement.” It was performed immediately after an audio interface caught on fire as the band set up to record. *To the surprise of everyone involved, the astounding Ms. Le Guin died just as we were preparing to release this album featuring both "Acres" plus a quote from her work ensconced in the album art. I hope someone is taking care of her cat, Pard.
Track 2, “Aspens1”, was performed while GORPLORD visualized leaves fluttering in the wind. (Cos all we are, Dude, is leaves fluttering in the wind... Leaves, wind, Dude!)
Once again this GORPLORD release includes trumpet from the most excellent Michael Beggs; otherwise the band includes Evan Strauss (electric bass), Nate Repasz (drums), Jesse Fried (keyboard) & Andrew Frank (guitar).
It is worth mentioning that the cover art for Nothing To See Here, features compost.
11/03/2017 - new release :)
Weirdo guitar rock with 5-Track, Marc Cantlin II, Sheridan Riley, guest bass & vocal by Mia Katherine Boyle, guest voice-overing by zlicious. Recorded & almost entirely mixed in a day by Jack Endino at Soundhouse of Ballard.
"It sounds like a furry triceratops."
"Healthy Kittens is the finally-came-together in a series of twenty-five years of living at the moment. Balancing the phrases of our may-exist with favorite pieces of a much larger animal.
"It's an improv record in one sense... About half the tracks came from rolling dice or picking cards.
"Themes can present an item. We ended up planning for them. Weirdness might be its prequel. It would be impossible, not to mention pointless, to express all of our influences in one piece of work. But also then translating the Holy Crone.
"Healthy Kittens is characterized by the way it was composed & by the people involved. Sheridan Riley on the drums - nothing more has to be said, she's incredible. She can deliver on the spot whatever unsanitary weirdnesses might be required. Jack Endino made it possible for this music to sound & feel as it does. He gave our music something to skritch against, & in the process it became a much larger animal.
"The resulting numbers were cutups from musical information. A novel of how things work in the Universe. Jamming on our sense of sight is also a teacup. The rainbow material was for that bridge."
08/06/2017 - new release :)
These three songs (& a few fun covers) were recorded in the basement of Widdershins House, Maple Leaf, Seattle, in June of 2014. Sheridan Riley played the drums, 5-Track played the guitar & sang. Ian McKagan set up the mics & ran the multitracklaptop rig.
Gradually but gradually, 5-Track selected three takes, made minor edits, rerecorded sombunall vocals, added additional guitars & bass & maybe other things, mixed, mastered, designed artwork, & three years later here you go. These things take time.
Take it out to lunch, that is.
Includes a whimsical love poem ("Albright & Kalm"), a sociopolitical tirade ("Snowjob", for Edward), & an elegy ("Glass Bottom Guitar", for Lou).
It came out beautiful. Enjoy!
COSMIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The following albums will henceforth be available for purchase only by request. If you'd like one, hit us up by email: at cosmicprimitive @ cosmicprimitive dot com... then await instructions. $5 per each.
• Guy On A Couch - "Fruit Salad Mellow" ... ambient strangenesses from Frankie Bump
• Magnetic Circus - "Evolution Of Acrobatics" ... improv album by Seattle rock trio
• John Norwood - "Tennessee Sushi" .... good-humored Echo Park country-rock
07/02/2017 - new release :)
What's to be said about GORPLORD that hasn't been said already a thousand times before?
GORPLORD is a NYC-based band 'led' by bassist Evan Strauss. Their music is, so nearly as anyone can discern, entirely improvisational. Their influences approximate the present moment. Featuring the strong;y unenfolding keys of Jesse Fried & the ever-rotational percussivation of Nate Repasz—& on this recording the elk-lost-in-a-dust-storm trumpet stylings of the inimitable Michael Beggs.
GORPLORD is taking the storm by country, NYC first on the shopping block. Get yours while they blast!
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.
may you find happiness and the root of all happiness,
oh, and we're on some things: