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shows 2007 ~ dbh

Shows 2007 at first dearborn house


01/06/2007 08:00 PM - Arrington de Dionyso / Brad Dunn / Collapsing Opposites / Evening Plains / Nicolas Gonzalaz 
$5 suggested donation for traveling musicians

01/27/2007 08:00 PM - Grand Hallway / T.v. coahran / K. Garrard / Eric Miller 
$5 donation accepted donation please
we are making a vegan feast . . bring collard greens! or squash or something for dessert! sadly, R B Reed cannot play tonight. we will try to have him play in the spring sometime.

02/17/2007 08:00 PM - Car Scars / Oliver Orion / Cock & Swan / Adrian Orange 
suggested donation for traveling musicians


03/03/2007 08:00 PM - commodore duchess / Corespondents / whip (pdx) / Kickball 
seattle, Vermont 98144
Cost: N/A


03/31/2007 08:00 PM - nire / Crayonsmith / Crazy for Jane / June Madrona / your heart breaks 
seattle, Vermont 98144
$5 donation suggested for traveling musicinas

04/21/2007 08:00 PM - Air Waves / the Webelos / stormy autumn / STUPORHERO 
seattle, Virginia 98144
5 for traveling musicans please

05/12/2007 08:00 PM - The Finches /solvents! w/ The Dirty Skulls / christina antipa 
sea, 98144
:donations are nicefor traveling musicians to buy gas with to get here! (how about something like $5)
our next to last show ever .. please bring chocolate! and fruit!

05/26/2007 06:00 PM - Dandelion Gold bbq with Cock and Swan / Corespondents / Evening Plains / Sweet Potatoes / Brad Dunn 
sea
sea, 98144
:bring things to eat! $donations accepted . some meaty musics plus a vegan grill. hey, steak OK! (seperate grill included) come over to dearborns last gathering and frolick in one of the oldest orchards left in the city of seattle (. . before it gets bulldozed in june)

Snowman PlanEvil Future EP ( snowmanplan.com ) 2005
In absence of gravity - an adventure doesn’t even need to strap you in and say “ready?”.. . it just begins, right where it starts.  Ian Obermuller - as Snowman Plan - manipulates noise and synth play,  via laptop while providing a backbone of steady roving bass. Originally a solowork, Ian envisioned sound that would hopefully stimulate imaginations and create boundless worlds within/for the listener. He is joined on this 3rd release by Eric Miller, whose precise heartbeat-like drumming provides a sturdy vehicle for light speed coursing through landscapes Ian relentlessly proposes. Eric’s drum is as freelancing an explorer as Ian with his kaleidoscope sound juggle. They are a complimentary pair. As ebullient and buoyant the sounds that surround here are, so too the artwork of Ian: new creatures.. . playful monsters.. . childlike curious things.. . unwitting, harmless catalysts - suspended in nowhereness that is surprisingly not uncomfortable. (yeah, double negative = positive). There are stories within stories unfolding within a single picture as with each song. The depth exists in the freedom given to explore the possible plot, to go ahead with it without hesitance or restrictions imposed. Perhaps with zero gravity there is also a trust evoked, no up or down - as well, a sense of being returned, intact, after the ride over. This is definitely rare and appealing considering the majority of available music today would most gladly drop the listener off at the edge of some tricky black hole and laugh “have fun gettin’ home”. Maybe the steady current rush is lacking that danger that excites the tough guy (adrenaline mistaken for seratonin?), or isn’t necessary when ones synapses are steady streaming such as Evil Future is made of. Take a bath in "the jealous fog" with eyes closed, nothing else going on then let yourself see what your eyes forgot to notice before.
The Evil Future salvaged what yesterday denied. Nonbegrudgingly, it moves onward. And really… that’s so nice.
. hope :: (12.06.05)  

guttermagickSnowman Plan
Evil Future EP 
snowmanplan.com ) 2005

In absence of gravity - an adventure doesn’t even need to strap you in and say “ready?”.. . it just begins, right where it starts.  Ian Obermuller - as Snowman Plan - manipulates noise and synth play,  via laptop while providing a backbone of steady roving bass. Originally a solowork, Ian envisioned sound that would hopefully stimulate imaginations and create boundless worlds within/for the listener. He is joined on this 3rd release by Eric Miller, whose precise heartbeat-like drumming provides a sturdy vehicle for light speed coursing through landscapes Ian relentlessly proposes. Eric’s drum is as freelancing an explorer as Ian with his kaleidoscope sound juggle. They are a complimentary pair. As ebullient and buoyant the sounds that surround here are, so too the artwork of Ian: new creatures.. . playful monsters.. . childlike curious things.. . unwitting, harmless catalysts - suspended in nowhereness that is surprisingly not uncomfortable. (yeah, double negative = positive). There are stories within stories unfolding within a single picture as with each song. The depth exists in the freedom given to explore the possible plot, to go ahead with it without hesitance or restrictions imposed. Perhaps with zero gravity there is also a trust evoked, no up or down - as well, a sense of being returned, intact, after the ride over. This is definitely rare and appealing considering the majority of available music today would most gladly drop the listener off at the edge of some tricky black hole and laugh “have fun gettin’ home”. Maybe the steady current rush is lacking that danger that excites the tough guy (adrenaline mistaken for seratonin?), or isn’t necessary when ones synapses are steady streaming such as Evil Future is made of. Take a bath in "the jealous fog" with eyes closed, nothing else going on then let yourself see what your eyes forgot to notice before.

The Evil Future salvaged what yesterday denied. Nonbegrudgingly, it moves onward. And really… that’s so nice.

. hope :: (12.06.05) << can I help you? >> << home >>

the finchessix songs( :finches: ) 2005
.. . &#8220;my home is wishing me away&#8221;
The first song begins and I feel to follow, gladly. Full of moments that brush the cheek, a kiss from the winds, a birds eye view of solitudes and kinships that come and go. With a slightly mournful string that dances a two step delicate strong harmonious sweet. How canCarolyn Pennypacker Riggs have such a voice as to dissolve away the surrounding gravity of ones own day-to-day to swiftly place the listener upon her winged back for a ride? Aaron Morgan accompanies Carolyn on guitar, which upon they both tenderly caress forth a simple intricate story like crisp autumn air. When I saw The Finches play live, I literally forgot myself completely. What a relief, a rare gift. This still occurs for me when listening to the cd. There are comforts to take and leave as we move along here to the front porch, there to the swing&#8230; out on the road, back to the kitchen, to have some tea. Our individual lives connected by the parallels that glide across our knowings. It&#8217;s not really so lonely. We wonder of each other sometimes and then, honestly: &#8221;to look upon you and feel nothing, now that&#8217;s a funny feeling .&#8230;now i command you to be a stranger unto me&#8221;. It&#8217;s ok - such truth doesn&#8217;t hurt in a &#8216;bleed to death&#8217; kind of way. It&#8217;s soothing actually - like being unharnessed.
Maybe the mysteries and imaginings are even as clear and framed as windows, days maybe like moving from one room to the next. Carolyn assures, it&#8217;s fine just as it all happens to be, especially with: &#8221;the going it was much too slow . .. and we thought we would never arrive . ..oh but somehow life picked up the pace &#8230;and faster than the time . .. we somehow survived.&#8221; When listening to &#8220;The Last Song of 2003&#8221;, I was reminded the coursing of my dreams, reawakened&#160;: &#8221;Everything happens on this morning &#8230;.finally the year for which we&#8217;ve waited. Everything happens on the evening.. . but not today&#8221;.
It&#8217;s ok.
hope :: (12.21.05)  

finches, the: sixthe finches
six songs
:finches: ) 2005

.. . “my home is wishing me away”

The first song begins and I feel to follow, gladly. Full of moments that brush the cheek, a kiss from the winds, a birds eye view of solitudes and kinships that come and go. With a slightly mournful string that dances a two step delicate strong harmonious sweet. How canCarolyn Pennypacker Riggs have such a voice as to dissolve away the surrounding gravity of ones own day-to-day to swiftly place the listener upon her winged back for a ride? Aaron Morgan accompanies Carolyn on guitar, which upon they both tenderly caress forth a simple intricate story like crisp autumn air. When I saw The Finches play live, I literally forgot myself completely. What a relief, a rare gift. This still occurs for me when listening to the cd. There are comforts to take and leave as we move along here to the front porch, there to the swing… out on the road, back to the kitchen, to have some tea. Our individual lives connected by the parallels that glide across our knowings. It’s not really so lonely. We wonder of each other sometimes and then, honestly: ”to look upon you and feel nothing, now that’s a funny feeling .…now i command you to be a stranger unto me”. It’s ok - such truth doesn’t hurt in a ‘bleed to death’ kind of way. It’s soothing actually - like being unharnessed.

Maybe the mysteries and imaginings are even as clear and framed as windows, days maybe like moving from one room to the next. Carolyn assures, it’s fine just as it all happens to be, especially with: ”the going it was much too slow . .. and we thought we would never arrive . ..oh but somehow life picked up the pace …and faster than the time . .. we somehow survived.” When listening to “The Last Song of 2003”, I was reminded the coursing of my dreams, reawakened : ”Everything happens on this morning ….finally the year for which we’ve waited. Everything happens on the evening.. . but not today”.

It’s ok.

hope :: (12.21.05) << can I help you? >> << home >>

Viking Moses / Spencer KingmanCrosses / Spenking( Marriage Records ) 2005
 &#8221;.&#8230;with amazing grace, paint your face for the empire&#8221;.
This split cd offering definitely has the appearance of two separate worlds. Two cd&#8217;s, two titles, each side of the case facing it&#8217;s own direction of UP. A picture on the Spenking side of a white dog who has died and a man with bloody hands (guilt or stigmata? the difference?) who seems to be walking away, confused. At first, they seemed to me night and day, but after listening for months now, I found these items contained within: 3 packets of mixed seeds, a children&#8217;s connect-the-dot book, 2 waterproof candles, an authentic old world map (on fabric), traces of naptha, a small amount of fur, a loupe, a crochet hook (black with silver tip) and one diode. I am sure now how much they belong together. It did take awhile.
This is all I can tell you:
These 18 minutes with Spencer Kingman are possibly equal to aural mefloquine and equally as important. Listen often before sojourning.
Brendon sings the homecoming a cornucopia. Atop a hill, hand in hand the sun above surrounds . .the air does smell so sweet .. .
Stay gold ponyboy.
hope :: (01.01.06)  


SPEN! MOSES!Viking Moses / Spencer Kingman
Crosses / Spenking
Marriage Records ) 2005

 ”.…with amazing grace, paint your face for the empire”.

This split cd offering definitely has the appearance of two separate worlds. Two cd’s, two titles, each side of the case facing it’s own direction of UP. A picture on the Spenking side of a white dog who has died and a man with bloody hands (guilt or stigmata? the difference?) who seems to be walking away, confused. At first, they seemed to me night and day, but after listening for months now, I found these items contained within: 3 packets of mixed seeds, a children’s connect-the-dot book, 2 waterproof candles, an authentic old world map (on fabric), traces of naptha, a small amount of fur, a loupe, a crochet hook (black with silver tip) and one diode. I am sure now how much they belong together. It did take awhile.

This is all I can tell you:

These 18 minutes with Spencer Kingman are possibly equal to aural mefloquine and equally as important. Listen often before sojourning.

Brendon sings the homecoming a cornucopia. Atop a hill, hand in hand the sun above surrounds . .the air does smell so sweet .. .

Stay gold ponyboy.

hope :: (01.01.06) << info >> << home >>

Boo Hiss | THEATHsplit [TR-032]( Tract Records) 2005
 This split release from Tract Records begins with a familiar heavy dread droning, like the long walk to unavoidable routine. &#8220;Everyday&#8221; lasts only 1:09 minutes, where I am left to reflect. .. if only monotony did! Understand, it is not the end of the song itself that I am grateful for. For Doby Watson (who is BooHiss) does spare us the detail of time like some kind of blessing to survive it. In itself, it is a precise statement, well said. We can move on towards the next song only after we first acknowledge the difficult reality that requires much more of life than anyone of beating heart would want give. So then &#8220;comfort&#8221; is a sweet dream of what could make it all worthwhile. Doby accomplishes these side by side, in a naked honest way, like a somber story unfolding. His acoustic subtlety accompanied by a strong lingering cello immediately transports and encourages affection. He is a sensitive, accurate interpreter of environment and situation, who uses his voice and instruments to convey this readily - without it feeling terse. A talent yet to fully bloom, I suppose some would most probably covet.
 THEATH provides a dangerous winding road &#8230; a blur of lights circling, like fireflies captured in a net of fog on a long lonely walk in the dark, stumblingly. A wary echo that is not necessarily hopeless, there is a wish in there, waiting. Wanting. Testing.. . challenging character to form, asking to be surprised, maybe even proved wrong? In order perhaps to break free at long last? Here the two in this split are well juxtaposed, for this mature hand explains the possibilities arrived at from observance and experience. Songs well versed and circular.
 I have never experienced an epic&#8217;ness like this portrayed with such a replete brevity. Feels like chapter 1 of a story not yet set in stone. All the songs on this split are a thought invoking hum within the truth of struggle in a world of obstacle and devouring insatiable hunger.
 Compliments to the perceptions of whomever brought these two gifted aural illustrators together - and to they themselves, their abilities.
::&#160;: hope :: (January of 2006)  

throw this inBoo Hiss | THEATH
split [TR-032]
Tract Records) 2005

 This split release from Tract Records begins with a familiar heavy dread droning, like the long walk to unavoidable routine. “Everyday” lasts only 1:09 minutes, where I am left to reflect. .. if only monotony did! Understand, it is not the end of the song itself that I am grateful for. For Doby Watson (who is BooHiss) does spare us the detail of time like some kind of blessing to survive it. In itself, it is a precise statement, well said. We can move on towards the next song only after we first acknowledge the difficult reality that requires much more of life than anyone of beating heart would want give. So then “comfort” is a sweet dream of what could make it all worthwhile. Doby accomplishes these side by side, in a naked honest way, like a somber story unfolding. His acoustic subtlety accompanied by a strong lingering cello immediately transports and encourages affection. He is a sensitive, accurate interpreter of environment and situation, who uses his voice and instruments to convey this readily - without it feeling terse. A talent yet to fully bloom, I suppose some would most probably covet.

 THEATH provides a dangerous winding road … a blur of lights circling, like fireflies captured in a net of fog on a long lonely walk in the dark, stumblingly. A wary echo that is not necessarily hopeless, there is a wish in there, waiting. Wanting. Testing.. . challenging character to form, asking to be surprised, maybe even proved wrong? In order perhaps to break free at long last? Here the two in this split are well juxtaposed, for this mature hand explains the possibilities arrived at from observance and experience. Songs well versed and circular.

 I have never experienced an epic’ness like this portrayed with such a replete brevity. Feels like chapter 1 of a story not yet set in stone. All the songs on this split are a thought invoking hum within the truth of struggle in a world of obstacle and devouring insatiable hunger.

 Compliments to the perceptions of whomever brought these two gifted aural illustrators together - and to they themselves, their abilities.

:: : hope :: (January of 2006) << can I help you? >> << home >>


Lucky Dragons is Luke Fischbeck, accompanied by an assortment of contributing friends and family. Aurally, Luke&#8217;s sounds are good food - the kind I play when when I am making things.. . or putting puzzles together with friends born within the past decade. Children love to hear what he will do next .. . are excited to guess how? or what?.. . where? - and we are that easily then within the possibilities. Reluctant to talk about himself, I am grateful he took the time to answer these questions. .. for he is one to know about, and his music something I am ever inspired to share.
I swear he&#8217;s made of the same stuff as air. - Hope

Hope: You have a compilation of 5 prior limited releases - A Sewing Circle (aka States Rights Pennsylvania) - to be released on States Rights Records April 5th, 2006 (available for purchase now at states rights, hawksandsparrows.org &amp;/or glaciersofnice.com). How did the idea to do such a large collection (in such a tiny package) come about, and how easy was it to set the wheels in motion?
Luke: Half of these records don&#8217;t exist anymore! Except only sometimes I will find a seven inch I made somewhere in a house or a store and wonder how it got to be where it is&#8230;! I think the idea was to give a new history to these songs, make them stronger by attaching them to each other. Also, it has always seemed to me that cds should be 80 minutes long as a rule. Or filled up with something all the way to the end&#8230; so much plastic space! Little containers for transporting sounds&#8230;. it was easy to make! Steve Schroeder (States Rights) knows how to make cds, and he wanted to put out the next Lucky Dragons record ( widows ) but it wasn&#8217;t ready yet, so there was this he could do! And he did!
Can you give some examples of your current inspirations motivating the music you are right now creating?
I think a lot about voices, like, what it means to have a voice, how everyone needs to have a voice in the world. And then I think about broken voices, voices that are not heard correctly - also about borrowing voices, or having your voice stolen, or making a voice out of nothing but air. I really like having one voice change into another like a shadows meeting and melting, or maybe like trying to play music that is your voice both as you hear it yourself and as others hear it, but at the same time.. . squeezing many perspectives into one tiny listening space! We went to a poetry slam thing last night by accident and started talking afterwards about whether angry poetry is sometimes the only way to respond to extraordinary situations. We decided this was absolutely not true, that there are plenty of more constructive and beautiful ways of dealing with the intensity of life. So on a similar thought, there&#8217;s no reason why politics is always about trying to seize power, or resist power, drown each other out, or all this violent conflict. Politics can also be many voices at once, each heard distinctly.

What is it like, visually, to be you&#160;? What do you see when you make noises?
Tessellations, spirals, branches, roots, tubers, shoots, leaves, petals, diamonds, veins, vines, grains, crystals, clouds, folds, rivers, mountains, circles, that kind of stuff. Nature jams, joy jams.
What continents are on your tour agenda these next 6 months?
I go to Europe in a few weeks, and then midwest and Canada stuff in the early spring&#8230; this summer I am trying to work out a tour in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey because I have some friends living there now - we will see! And then oh! of course all the time east coast/west coast&#8230; rambling. Missing the solid earthy embraces of home though&#8230;!
What kind of tree do you find yourself sitting under more often than others?
Oh man! Now it is too too cold to sit under any tree but the cedars or whatever the ones with long sweeping branches are&#8230; blanket trees that grow in circles and fill the floor with a bed of needles. But in the warm weather I like an apple tree. I look forward to visiting more and different kinds of fruit trees in the near future though&#8230;!!! Gift giving trees!
Help me with my recipe for keeping a heart from becoming jaded: or even better, maybe cookies that restore childlike innocence and wonderment.. . what would those be made of&#160;?
My friend Raphael and I worked it out that the next wave of coolness in the world is going to be &#8220;true beauty&#8221;&#8230; absolute separation from any kind of cynical, ironic, or jaded attitude stuff. It&#8217;s a pretty tough style to argue with once you see it fully grown, but I think we are all way too used to protecting ourselves¤ our taste, our intelligence, our friends, the stuff we make or appreciate, where we come from, what we do for a living, what we really want¤ with criticism&#8230; so yes. It will take a lot of work to promote true beauty, and the toughest part is that especially the promotion itself must be done with a pure heart. so in answer to your question, I don&#8217;t really know the recipe, but I do see the importance of figuring one out. Maybe the key is working together with other people? Keeping your own ideas running in parallel with other points of view&#8230; pluralism? you know? Not taking yourself so seriously, as a person of taste&#8230;. I guess that&#8217;s hard to do as you write about music&#8230; or make music..! Believe in what you are doing, to the point of living in a world of many people doing many different equally important things with their lives. Then when you meet each other, it is possible for you both to learn from one another. Also, I think people, wherever they are from, really have an unexpected openness to magic, even if it is really dumb magic. And by magic I guess I could mean technology, but really just anything amazing that changes how you thought of the world, or of yourself, or of other people&#8230; that increases beauty in the world in uncontrollable ways. Get to it!

The artwork on the compilation, where did it come from?
I drew it! And then Steve got these people in Portland to mass-print the drawings in gold metallic ink. [ - It is gold on chipboard Arigato Pak, and it&#8217;s beautiful monochromed. It is very vibrant in some lights and sorta hidden and you may have to tilt it in other lights.]
My friend is five and we are listening to tracks 11 and 12 on Sewing Circle. He really would like to know HOW you make those noises. "It kinda sounds like an elephant" "and track 46 reminds me of flying bathtubs", says he.. .
It&#8217;s sad, but a lot of the time I forget how some sounds were made! So I just say they were made by magic or whatever. Really though, it is usually one very normal sound, like a yawn or a clap or a singing song or something, and then a computer changes the sound into something else, and then something else, and then by that point it is really unrecognizable as the normal thing, and it just sounds like clouds, like whatever you hear in them. It&#8217;s funny how easy it is to suggest some sounds, like animal sounds, or voices&#8230; we are just really ready to hear those sounds wherever they are! I like thinking a lot about the material of the sounds&#8230; like, what they are made of. All of the normal sounds that things start out with are familiar things from my life&#8230; friends&#8217; voices, people playing instruments together in our kitchen, animals that live in our house (no elephants though&#8230;!)&#8230; Then whatever gets made out of these normal sounds always has that love and familiarity inside of it.
Could you give me a list of available Lucky Dragon sounds and any works maybe hard to find&#8230;.&#160;?
Most Lucky Dragons sounds are on this Sewing Circle cd&#8230; that&#8217;s three seven inches (f_uxus, boys, and bees), an eight inch (shh&#8230;! [see the top graphic!]) and a cd-r (faults). Besides these there is a web only thing called &#8220;hawks and sparrows&#8221; that is all anti-war protest sounds peacefully mixed up and around, a cd-ep of mexican fleamarket music called &#8220;Norteñas&#8221; (aka States Rights Rhode Island) and a full length cd called &#8220;dark falcon&#8221;. I think that&#8217;s it. More music all the time!!!!!!!
What makes Lucky Dragons happy?
Happiness is so hard! I told my friend about this question {"what makes lucky dragons happy"} and she thought I was being silly to shy away from it. It should be the first question anyone is asked! Everything else that follows only dilutes the point of it&#8230; right? Happiness is central. Even when we talk about living to avoid jadedness, to hold onto wonder and amazement, these things only dance around the question of what makes us happy. Following happiness keeps us from getting jaded! And the better and more exact we know what things make happiness the more likely we are to achieve them. Be careful what you wish for when you are young because you will achieve it when you are old!
So there are very abstract things, and there are very concrete things. I will make two lists.
Concrete things that make Lucky Dragons happy [in no order at all]: ¤ plant nurseries ¤ juice with no added sugar ¤ taking breaks to drink coffee ¤ animal friends ¤ warm homes lovingly maintained ¤ clean sheets ¤ taking walks to think about stuff ¤ bright winter sky ¤ rain in summer ¤ climbing mountains ¤ riding a bicycle wearing shorts ¤ staring at the river with too much dazzling sun on the water ¤ swans&#8217; nests ¤ falling asleep in cars or trains especially when it is raining ¤ breakthroughs in understanding with friends ¤ being honest with children and the very old ¤ going on breakfast dates ¤ walking through snow to get to the beach ¤ sexy thoughts ¤ swimming ¤ talking to strangers and finding the things we have in common ¤ remembering my dreams ¤ being able to give people gifts when I see them ¤ city streets with old trees ¤ comfortable silence ¤ large dinners prepared by many people together ¤ sumi ink club (me and sarah paint together on thursday mornings) ¤ chances to thank or compliment people.
Abstract things: ¤ close partnership and how it evolves and endures ¤ feeling like I understand history ¤ intense calm ¤ true sharing ¤ careful consideration of difficult things ¤ learning and teaching what I have learned ¤ feeling like i do not owe, and I am not owed by anyone, especially friends and family ¤ gift culture ¤ home.


Lucky Dragons is Luke Fischbeck, accompanied by an assortment of contributing friends and family. Aurally, Luke’s sounds are good food - the kind I play when when I am making things.. . or putting puzzles together with friends born within the past decade. Children love to hear what he will do next .. . are excited to guess how? or what?.. . where? - and we are that easily then within the possibilities. Reluctant to talk about himself, I am grateful he took the time to answer these questions. .. for he is one to know about, and his music something I am ever inspired to share.

I swear he’s made of the same stuff as air. - Hope

Hope: You have a compilation of 5 prior limited releases - A Sewing Circle (aka States Rights Pennsylvania) - to be released on States Rights Records April 5th, 2006 (available for purchase now at states rights, hawksandsparrows.org &/or glaciersofnice.com). How did the idea to do such a large collection (in such a tiny package) come about, and how easy was it to set the wheels in motion?

Luke: Half of these records don’t exist anymore! Except only sometimes I will find a seven inch I made somewhere in a house or a store and wonder how it got to be where it is…! I think the idea was to give a new history to these songs, make them stronger by attaching them to each other. Also, it has always seemed to me that cds should be 80 minutes long as a rule. Or filled up with something all the way to the end… so much plastic space! Little containers for transporting sounds…. it was easy to make! Steve Schroeder (States Rights) knows how to make cds, and he wanted to put out the next Lucky Dragons record ( widows ) but it wasn’t ready yet, so there was this he could do! And he did!

Can you give some examples of your current inspirations motivating the music you are right now creating?

I think a lot about voices, like, what it means to have a voice, how everyone needs to have a voice in the world. And then I think about broken voices, voices that are not heard correctly - also about borrowing voices, or having your voice stolen, or making a voice out of nothing but air. I really like having one voice change into another like a shadows meeting and melting, or maybe like trying to play music that is your voice both as you hear it yourself and as others hear it, but at the same time.. . squeezing many perspectives into one tiny listening space! We went to a poetry slam thing last night by accident and started talking afterwards about whether angry poetry is sometimes the only way to respond to extraordinary situations. We decided this was absolutely not true, that there are plenty of more constructive and beautiful ways of dealing with the intensity of life. So on a similar thought, there’s no reason why politics is always about trying to seize power, or resist power, drown each other out, or all this violent conflict. Politics can also be many voices at once, each heard distinctly.

What is it like, visually, to be you ? What do you see when you make noises?

Tessellations, spirals, branches, roots, tubers, shoots, leaves, petals, diamonds, veins, vines, grains, crystals, clouds, folds, rivers, mountains, circles, that kind of stuff. Nature jams, joy jams.

What continents are on your tour agenda these next 6 months?

I go to Europe in a few weeks, and then midwest and Canada stuff in the early spring… this summer I am trying to work out a tour in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey because I have some friends living there now - we will see! And then oh! of course all the time east coast/west coast… rambling. Missing the solid earthy embraces of home though…!

What kind of tree do you find yourself sitting under more often than others?

Oh man! Now it is too too cold to sit under any tree but the cedars or whatever the ones with long sweeping branches are… blanket trees that grow in circles and fill the floor with a bed of needles. But in the warm weather I like an apple tree. I look forward to visiting more and different kinds of fruit trees in the near future though…!!! Gift giving trees!

Help me with my recipe for keeping a heart from becoming jaded: or even better, maybe cookies that restore childlike innocence and wonderment.. . what would those be made of ?

My friend Raphael and I worked it out that the next wave of coolness in the world is going to be “true beauty”… absolute separation from any kind of cynical, ironic, or jaded attitude stuff. It’s a pretty tough style to argue with once you see it fully grown, but I think we are all way too used to protecting ourselves¤ our taste, our intelligence, our friends, the stuff we make or appreciate, where we come from, what we do for a living, what we really want¤ with criticism… so yes. It will take a lot of work to promote true beauty, and the toughest part is that especially the promotion itself must be done with a pure heart. so in answer to your question, I don’t really know the recipe, but I do see the importance of figuring one out. Maybe the key is working together with other people? Keeping your own ideas running in parallel with other points of view… pluralism? you know? Not taking yourself so seriously, as a person of taste…. I guess that’s hard to do as you write about music… or make music..! Believe in what you are doing, to the point of living in a world of many people doing many different equally important things with their lives. Then when you meet each other, it is possible for you both to learn from one another. Also, I think people, wherever they are from, really have an unexpected openness to magic, even if it is really dumb magic. And by magic I guess I could mean technology, but really just anything amazing that changes how you thought of the world, or of yourself, or of other people… that increases beauty in the world in uncontrollable ways. Get to it!

The artwork on the compilation, where did it come from?

I drew it! And then Steve got these people in Portland to mass-print the drawings in gold metallic ink. [ - It is gold on chipboard Arigato Pak, and it’s beautiful monochromed. It is very vibrant in some lights and sorta hidden and you may have to tilt it in other lights.]

My friend is five and we are listening to tracks 11 and 12 on Sewing Circle. He really would like to know HOW you make those noises. "It kinda sounds like an elephant" "and track 46 reminds me of flying bathtubs", says he.. .

It’s sad, but a lot of the time I forget how some sounds were made! So I just say they were made by magic or whatever. Really though, it is usually one very normal sound, like a yawn or a clap or a singing song or something, and then a computer changes the sound into something else, and then something else, and then by that point it is really unrecognizable as the normal thing, and it just sounds like clouds, like whatever you hear in them. It’s funny how easy it is to suggest some sounds, like animal sounds, or voices… we are just really ready to hear those sounds wherever they are! I like thinking a lot about the material of the sounds… like, what they are made of. All of the normal sounds that things start out with are familiar things from my life… friends’ voices, people playing instruments together in our kitchen, animals that live in our house (no elephants though…!)… Then whatever gets made out of these normal sounds always has that love and familiarity inside of it.

Could you give me a list of available Lucky Dragon sounds and any works maybe hard to find…. ?

Most Lucky Dragons sounds are on this Sewing Circle cd… that’s three seven inches (f_uxusboys, and bees), an eight inch (shh…! [see the top graphic!]) and a cd-r (faults). Besides these there is a web only thing called “hawks and sparrows” that is all anti-war protest sounds peacefully mixed up and around, a cd-ep of mexican fleamarket music called “Norteñas” (aka States Rights Rhode Island) and a full length cd called “dark falcon”. I think that’s it. More music all the time!!!!!!!

What makes Lucky Dragons happy?

Happiness is so hard! I told my friend about this question {"what makes lucky dragons happy"} and she thought I was being silly to shy away from it. It should be the first question anyone is asked! Everything else that follows only dilutes the point of it… right? Happiness is central. Even when we talk about living to avoid jadedness, to hold onto wonder and amazement, these things only dance around the question of what makes us happy. Following happiness keeps us from getting jaded! And the better and more exact we know what things make happiness the more likely we are to achieve them. Be careful what you wish for when you are young because you will achieve it when you are old!

So there are very abstract things, and there are very concrete things. I will make two lists.

Concrete things that make Lucky Dragons happy [in no order at all]: ¤ plant nurseries ¤ juice with no added sugar ¤ taking breaks to drink coffee ¤ animal friends ¤ warm homes lovingly maintained ¤ clean sheets ¤ taking walks to think about stuff ¤ bright winter sky ¤ rain in summer ¤ climbing mountains ¤ riding a bicycle wearing shorts ¤ staring at the river with too much dazzling sun on the water ¤ swans’ nests ¤ falling asleep in cars or trains especially when it is raining ¤ breakthroughs in understanding with friends ¤ being honest with children and the very old ¤ going on breakfast dates ¤ walking through snow to get to the beach ¤ sexy thoughts ¤ swimming ¤ talking to strangers and finding the things we have in common ¤ remembering my dreams ¤ being able to give people gifts when I see them ¤ city streets with old trees ¤ comfortable silence ¤ large dinners prepared by many people together ¤ sumi ink club (me and sarah paint together on thursday mornings) ¤ chances to thank or compliment people.

Abstract things: ¤ close partnership and how it evolves and endures ¤ feeling like I understand history ¤ intense calm ¤ true sharing ¤ careful consideration of difficult things ¤ learning and teaching what I have learned ¤ feeling like i do not owe, and I am not owed by anyone, especially friends and family ¤ gift culture ¤ home.

Lake of Falconss/t( LoF | BeepRepaired ) 2006
We are all just barely floating. ..
It did take several listens for me to arrive within euphony of Lake of Falcons' crunchy driving pulse like a tri-athletic elephant. Honestly, at first, I didn't like it much.  
Now I am addicted to it. I could have easily missed this, taken it at face value and moved on. . &#8230; maybe due to thinking I was seeking something else. What impresses me is that there are likenesses of genuine extracts/inlays of time &#8230;  mainly this&#160;: I can hear Seattlec.1988-1992 .. pre-exploit explosion.  More than that even, I can SMELL it.  Sweatyheat as the end of show at the Offramp, inline for &#8220;hash after the bash&#8221;.  It is in the momentums and motions like waves thru the speakers coming.   Innocently gritty simultaneously clean dirty smart drunk.  There&#8217;s a keg in the corner, I am sure, but it&#8217;s dark and damp mud of what? The combination of the trio at times a melody at sea like Lungfish Sound In Time . I rarely compare musics &#8230;. but LoF do it like a compliment. Two tone vocals - one angst driven.. distant, near desparate. The other clear near, describing the textures of an oddessy. I think it is significant that everytime I play this cd, it wakes up my hamster &#8220;Nomny&#8221; (named by a two year old) who starts cleaning his ears furiously like he just had a Seattle style quadshot. Then prompting him on toward furious laps around his cage. Mind you, Nomny usually just sleeps. Now he&#8217;s making deco furniture out of his recycled bedding.
It took me a second to really hear it. Now it&#8217;s a treasure like a time capsule/machine without the already lived sequences in the way. 
I look forward to the future of LoF. Say you want to.
p.s.: their website  is beautiful and worth the trip for a visit.
"hope" :: (29feb&#8217;92)  

waitin' for falcon-personLake of Falcons
s/t
LoF | BeepRepaired ) 2006

We are all just barely floating. ..

It did take several listens for me to arrive within euphony of Lake of Falcons' crunchy driving pulse like a tri-athletic elephant. Honestly, at first, I didn't like it much.  

Now I am addicted to it. I could have easily missed this, taken it at face value and moved on. . … maybe due to thinking I was seeking something else. What impresses me is that there are likenesses of genuine extracts/inlays of time …  mainly this : I can hear Seattlec.1988-1992 .. pre-exploit explosion.  More than that even, I can SMELL it.  Sweatyheat as the end of show at the Offramp, inline for “hash after the bash”.  It is in the momentums and motions like waves thru the speakers coming.   Innocently gritty simultaneously clean dirty smart drunk.  There’s a keg in the corner, I am sure, but it’s dark and damp mud of what? The combination of the trio at times a melody at sea like Lungfish Sound In Time . I rarely compare musics …. but LoF do it like a compliment. Two tone vocals - one angst driven.. distant, near desparate. The other clear near, describing the textures of an oddessy. I think it is significant that everytime I play this cd, it wakes up my hamster “Nomny” (named by a two year old) who starts cleaning his ears furiously like he just had a Seattle style quadshot. Then prompting him on toward furious laps around his cage. Mind you, Nomny usually just sleeps. Now he’s making deco furniture out of his recycled bedding.

It took me a second to really hear it. Now it’s a treasure like a time capsule/machine without the already lived sequences in the way. 

I look forward to the future of LoF. Say you want to.

p.s.: their website  is beautiful and worth the trip for a visit.

"hope" :: (29feb’92<< can I help you? >> << home >>

Tissø Lake"The Hollow Wood And Wonderous Cold"( Paw Lake Tapes ) 2006
My initial &#8220;complaint&#8221; about this release, which is Ian Humberstone&#8217;s (aka Janoh) first as Tissø Lake, is that it is definately over too soon. I wish it lasted all week long. While I am dreaming so fantastically, it could last a lifetime and that life would be a fine one. I then discovered I could play it continually, each listening expanding indelible moments like layers akin to meeting an old friend for the very first time .. .. when time no longer exists and those heavy meaninglessnesses of the everyday evapourate. The sounds expand to fill every empty pocket, a gentle nudging them away .. as new shapes and forms arise to know of whom is hearing. This does fill the room like a dear friend&#8217;s presence. The kind of friend busy over there with their own musings and active hands &#8230;.stopping occassionally together to share. The shadows are organic, as those found in the smells that arises when jumping into a pile of slightly damp leaves basking in a sunshower.
 These are sounds that naturally breathe, are so strong in their inability to be held. On patterns of clouds I see them whisper circle the globe.. &#8230; the wind discerningly delivering this to the ones brave to answer the knock at the door.. .. tender enough of heart to hear the whisper stories the trees are telling from their dreamings.
Absolutely beautiful.
The Origin of Tissø Lake
bonus treasure&#160;: &#8220;the mist from the meadow&#8221; (not on this release) will be featured on the new Action Pop! Records sampler.
hope :: (13_Mar_2006)  

so very good. tres.Tissø Lake
"The Hollow Wood And Wonderous Cold"
Paw Lake Tapes ) 2006

My initial “complaint” about this release, which is Ian Humberstone’s (aka Janoh) first as Tissø Lake, is that it is definately over too soon. I wish it lasted all week long. While I am dreaming so fantastically, it could last a lifetime and that life would be a fine one. I then discovered I could play it continually, each listening expanding indelible moments like layers akin to meeting an old friend for the very first time .. .. when time no longer exists and those heavy meaninglessnesses of the everyday evapourate. The sounds expand to fill every empty pocket, a gentle nudging them away .. as new shapes and forms arise to know of whom is hearing. This does fill the room like a dear friend’s presence. The kind of friend busy over there with their own musings and active hands ….stopping occassionally together to share. The shadows are organic, as those found in the smells that arises when jumping into a pile of slightly damp leaves basking in a sunshower.

 These are sounds that naturally breathe, are so strong in their inability to be held. On patterns of clouds I see them whisper circle the globe.. … the wind discerningly delivering this to the ones brave to answer the knock at the door.. .. tender enough of heart to hear the whisper stories the trees are telling from their dreamings.

Absolutely beautiful.

The Origin of Tissø Lake

bonus treasure : “the mist from the meadow” (not on this release) will be featured on the new Action Pop! Records sampler.

hope :: (13_Mar_2006) << info >> << home >>

shows 2007 ~ dbh

Shows 2007 at first dearborn house


01/06/2007 08:00 PM - Arrington de Dionyso / Brad Dunn / Collapsing Opposites / Evening Plains / Nicolas Gonzalaz 
$5 suggested donation for traveling musicians

01/27/2007 08:00 PM - Grand Hallway / T.v. coahran / K. Garrard / Eric Miller 
$5 donation accepted donation please
we are making a vegan feast . . bring collard greens! or squash or something for dessert! sadly, R B Reed cannot play tonight. we will try to have him play in the spring sometime.

02/17/2007 08:00 PM - Car Scars / Oliver Orion / Cock & Swan / Adrian Orange 
suggested donation for traveling musicians


03/03/2007 08:00 PM - commodore duchess / Corespondents / whip (pdx) / Kickball 
seattle, Vermont 98144
Cost: N/A


03/31/2007 08:00 PM - nire / Crayonsmith / Crazy for Jane / June Madrona / your heart breaks 
seattle, Vermont 98144
$5 donation suggested for traveling musicinas

04/21/2007 08:00 PM - Air Waves / the Webelos / stormy autumn / STUPORHERO 
seattle, Virginia 98144
5 for traveling musicans please

05/12/2007 08:00 PM - The Finches /solvents! w/ The Dirty Skulls / christina antipa 
sea, 98144
:donations are nicefor traveling musicians to buy gas with to get here! (how about something like $5)
our next to last show ever .. please bring chocolate! and fruit!

05/26/2007 06:00 PM - Dandelion Gold bbq with Cock and Swan / Corespondents / Evening Plains / Sweet Potatoes / Brad Dunn 
sea
sea, 98144
:bring things to eat! $donations accepted . some meaty musics plus a vegan grill. hey, steak OK! (seperate grill included) come over to dearborns last gathering and frolick in one of the oldest orchards left in the city of seattle (. . before it gets bulldozed in june)

Snowman PlanEvil Future EP ( snowmanplan.com ) 2005
In absence of gravity - an adventure doesn&#8217;t even need to strap you in and say &#8220;ready?&#8221;.. . it just begins, right where it starts.  Ian Obermuller - as Snowman Plan - manipulates noise and synth play,  via laptop while providing a backbone of steady roving bass. Originally a solowork, Ian envisioned sound that would hopefully stimulate imaginations and create boundless worlds within/for the listener. He is joined on this 3rd release by Eric Miller, whose precise heartbeat-like drumming provides a sturdy vehicle for light speed coursing through landscapes Ian relentlessly proposes. Eric&#8217;s drum is as freelancing an explorer as Ian with his kaleidoscope sound juggle. They are a complimentary pair. As ebullient and buoyant the sounds that surround here are, so too the artwork of Ian: new creatures.. . playful monsters.. . childlike curious things.. . unwitting, harmless catalysts - suspended in nowhereness that is surprisingly not uncomfortable. (yeah, double negative = positive). There are stories within stories unfolding within a single picture as with each song. The depth exists in the freedom given to explore the possible plot, to go ahead with it without hesitance or restrictions imposed. Perhaps with zero gravity there is also a trust evoked, no up or down - as well, a sense of being returned, intact, after the ride over. This is definitely rare and appealing considering the majority of available music today would most gladly drop the listener off at the edge of some tricky black hole and laugh &#8220;have fun gettin&#8217; home&#8221;. Maybe the steady current rush is lacking that danger that excites the tough guy (adrenaline mistaken for seratonin?), or isn&#8217;t necessary when ones synapses are steady streaming such as Evil Future is made of. Take a bath in "the jealous fog" with eyes closed, nothing else going on then let yourself see what your eyes forgot to notice before.
The Evil Future salvaged what yesterday denied. Nonbegrudgingly, it moves onward. And really&#8230; that&#8217;s so nice.
. hope :: (12.06.05)  

guttermagickSnowman Plan
Evil Future EP 
snowmanplan.com ) 2005

In absence of gravity - an adventure doesn’t even need to strap you in and say “ready?”.. . it just begins, right where it starts.  Ian Obermuller - as Snowman Plan - manipulates noise and synth play,  via laptop while providing a backbone of steady roving bass. Originally a solowork, Ian envisioned sound that would hopefully stimulate imaginations and create boundless worlds within/for the listener. He is joined on this 3rd release by Eric Miller, whose precise heartbeat-like drumming provides a sturdy vehicle for light speed coursing through landscapes Ian relentlessly proposes. Eric’s drum is as freelancing an explorer as Ian with his kaleidoscope sound juggle. They are a complimentary pair. As ebullient and buoyant the sounds that surround here are, so too the artwork of Ian: new creatures.. . playful monsters.. . childlike curious things.. . unwitting, harmless catalysts - suspended in nowhereness that is surprisingly not uncomfortable. (yeah, double negative = positive). There are stories within stories unfolding within a single picture as with each song. The depth exists in the freedom given to explore the possible plot, to go ahead with it without hesitance or restrictions imposed. Perhaps with zero gravity there is also a trust evoked, no up or down - as well, a sense of being returned, intact, after the ride over. This is definitely rare and appealing considering the majority of available music today would most gladly drop the listener off at the edge of some tricky black hole and laugh “have fun gettin’ home”. Maybe the steady current rush is lacking that danger that excites the tough guy (adrenaline mistaken for seratonin?), or isn’t necessary when ones synapses are steady streaming such as Evil Future is made of. Take a bath in "the jealous fog" with eyes closed, nothing else going on then let yourself see what your eyes forgot to notice before.

The Evil Future salvaged what yesterday denied. Nonbegrudgingly, it moves onward. And really… that’s so nice.

. hope :: (12.06.05) << can I help you? >> << home >>

the finchessix songs( :finches: ) 2005
.. . &#8220;my home is wishing me away&#8221;
The first song begins and I feel to follow, gladly. Full of moments that brush the cheek, a kiss from the winds, a birds eye view of solitudes and kinships that come and go. With a slightly mournful string that dances a two step delicate strong harmonious sweet. How canCarolyn Pennypacker Riggs have such a voice as to dissolve away the surrounding gravity of ones own day-to-day to swiftly place the listener upon her winged back for a ride? Aaron Morgan accompanies Carolyn on guitar, which upon they both tenderly caress forth a simple intricate story like crisp autumn air. When I saw The Finches play live, I literally forgot myself completely. What a relief, a rare gift. This still occurs for me when listening to the cd. There are comforts to take and leave as we move along here to the front porch, there to the swing&#8230; out on the road, back to the kitchen, to have some tea. Our individual lives connected by the parallels that glide across our knowings. It&#8217;s not really so lonely. We wonder of each other sometimes and then, honestly: &#8221;to look upon you and feel nothing, now that&#8217;s a funny feeling .&#8230;now i command you to be a stranger unto me&#8221;. It&#8217;s ok - such truth doesn&#8217;t hurt in a &#8216;bleed to death&#8217; kind of way. It&#8217;s soothing actually - like being unharnessed.
Maybe the mysteries and imaginings are even as clear and framed as windows, days maybe like moving from one room to the next. Carolyn assures, it&#8217;s fine just as it all happens to be, especially with: &#8221;the going it was much too slow . .. and we thought we would never arrive . ..oh but somehow life picked up the pace &#8230;and faster than the time . .. we somehow survived.&#8221; When listening to &#8220;The Last Song of 2003&#8221;, I was reminded the coursing of my dreams, reawakened&#160;: &#8221;Everything happens on this morning &#8230;.finally the year for which we&#8217;ve waited. Everything happens on the evening.. . but not today&#8221;.
It&#8217;s ok.
hope :: (12.21.05)  

finches, the: sixthe finches
six songs
:finches: ) 2005

.. . “my home is wishing me away”

The first song begins and I feel to follow, gladly. Full of moments that brush the cheek, a kiss from the winds, a birds eye view of solitudes and kinships that come and go. With a slightly mournful string that dances a two step delicate strong harmonious sweet. How canCarolyn Pennypacker Riggs have such a voice as to dissolve away the surrounding gravity of ones own day-to-day to swiftly place the listener upon her winged back for a ride? Aaron Morgan accompanies Carolyn on guitar, which upon they both tenderly caress forth a simple intricate story like crisp autumn air. When I saw The Finches play live, I literally forgot myself completely. What a relief, a rare gift. This still occurs for me when listening to the cd. There are comforts to take and leave as we move along here to the front porch, there to the swing… out on the road, back to the kitchen, to have some tea. Our individual lives connected by the parallels that glide across our knowings. It’s not really so lonely. We wonder of each other sometimes and then, honestly: ”to look upon you and feel nothing, now that’s a funny feeling .…now i command you to be a stranger unto me”. It’s ok - such truth doesn’t hurt in a ‘bleed to death’ kind of way. It’s soothing actually - like being unharnessed.

Maybe the mysteries and imaginings are even as clear and framed as windows, days maybe like moving from one room to the next. Carolyn assures, it’s fine just as it all happens to be, especially with: ”the going it was much too slow . .. and we thought we would never arrive . ..oh but somehow life picked up the pace …and faster than the time . .. we somehow survived.” When listening to “The Last Song of 2003”, I was reminded the coursing of my dreams, reawakened : ”Everything happens on this morning ….finally the year for which we’ve waited. Everything happens on the evening.. . but not today”.

It’s ok.

hope :: (12.21.05) << can I help you? >> << home >>

Viking Moses / Spencer KingmanCrosses / Spenking( Marriage Records ) 2005
 &#8221;.&#8230;with amazing grace, paint your face for the empire&#8221;.
This split cd offering definitely has the appearance of two separate worlds. Two cd&#8217;s, two titles, each side of the case facing it&#8217;s own direction of UP. A picture on the Spenking side of a white dog who has died and a man with bloody hands (guilt or stigmata? the difference?) who seems to be walking away, confused. At first, they seemed to me night and day, but after listening for months now, I found these items contained within: 3 packets of mixed seeds, a children&#8217;s connect-the-dot book, 2 waterproof candles, an authentic old world map (on fabric), traces of naptha, a small amount of fur, a loupe, a crochet hook (black with silver tip) and one diode. I am sure now how much they belong together. It did take awhile.
This is all I can tell you:
These 18 minutes with Spencer Kingman are possibly equal to aural mefloquine and equally as important. Listen often before sojourning.
Brendon sings the homecoming a cornucopia. Atop a hill, hand in hand the sun above surrounds . .the air does smell so sweet .. .
Stay gold ponyboy.
hope :: (01.01.06)  


SPEN! MOSES!Viking Moses / Spencer Kingman
Crosses / Spenking
Marriage Records ) 2005

 ”.…with amazing grace, paint your face for the empire”.

This split cd offering definitely has the appearance of two separate worlds. Two cd’s, two titles, each side of the case facing it’s own direction of UP. A picture on the Spenking side of a white dog who has died and a man with bloody hands (guilt or stigmata? the difference?) who seems to be walking away, confused. At first, they seemed to me night and day, but after listening for months now, I found these items contained within: 3 packets of mixed seeds, a children’s connect-the-dot book, 2 waterproof candles, an authentic old world map (on fabric), traces of naptha, a small amount of fur, a loupe, a crochet hook (black with silver tip) and one diode. I am sure now how much they belong together. It did take awhile.

This is all I can tell you:

These 18 minutes with Spencer Kingman are possibly equal to aural mefloquine and equally as important. Listen often before sojourning.

Brendon sings the homecoming a cornucopia. Atop a hill, hand in hand the sun above surrounds . .the air does smell so sweet .. .

Stay gold ponyboy.

hope :: (01.01.06) << info >> << home >>

Boo Hiss | THEATHsplit [TR-032]( Tract Records) 2005
 This split release from Tract Records begins with a familiar heavy dread droning, like the long walk to unavoidable routine. &#8220;Everyday&#8221; lasts only 1:09 minutes, where I am left to reflect. .. if only monotony did! Understand, it is not the end of the song itself that I am grateful for. For Doby Watson (who is BooHiss) does spare us the detail of time like some kind of blessing to survive it. In itself, it is a precise statement, well said. We can move on towards the next song only after we first acknowledge the difficult reality that requires much more of life than anyone of beating heart would want give. So then &#8220;comfort&#8221; is a sweet dream of what could make it all worthwhile. Doby accomplishes these side by side, in a naked honest way, like a somber story unfolding. His acoustic subtlety accompanied by a strong lingering cello immediately transports and encourages affection. He is a sensitive, accurate interpreter of environment and situation, who uses his voice and instruments to convey this readily - without it feeling terse. A talent yet to fully bloom, I suppose some would most probably covet.
 THEATH provides a dangerous winding road &#8230; a blur of lights circling, like fireflies captured in a net of fog on a long lonely walk in the dark, stumblingly. A wary echo that is not necessarily hopeless, there is a wish in there, waiting. Wanting. Testing.. . challenging character to form, asking to be surprised, maybe even proved wrong? In order perhaps to break free at long last? Here the two in this split are well juxtaposed, for this mature hand explains the possibilities arrived at from observance and experience. Songs well versed and circular.
 I have never experienced an epic&#8217;ness like this portrayed with such a replete brevity. Feels like chapter 1 of a story not yet set in stone. All the songs on this split are a thought invoking hum within the truth of struggle in a world of obstacle and devouring insatiable hunger.
 Compliments to the perceptions of whomever brought these two gifted aural illustrators together - and to they themselves, their abilities.
::&#160;: hope :: (January of 2006)  

throw this inBoo Hiss | THEATH
split [TR-032]
Tract Records) 2005

 This split release from Tract Records begins with a familiar heavy dread droning, like the long walk to unavoidable routine. “Everyday” lasts only 1:09 minutes, where I am left to reflect. .. if only monotony did! Understand, it is not the end of the song itself that I am grateful for. For Doby Watson (who is BooHiss) does spare us the detail of time like some kind of blessing to survive it. In itself, it is a precise statement, well said. We can move on towards the next song only after we first acknowledge the difficult reality that requires much more of life than anyone of beating heart would want give. So then “comfort” is a sweet dream of what could make it all worthwhile. Doby accomplishes these side by side, in a naked honest way, like a somber story unfolding. His acoustic subtlety accompanied by a strong lingering cello immediately transports and encourages affection. He is a sensitive, accurate interpreter of environment and situation, who uses his voice and instruments to convey this readily - without it feeling terse. A talent yet to fully bloom, I suppose some would most probably covet.

 THEATH provides a dangerous winding road … a blur of lights circling, like fireflies captured in a net of fog on a long lonely walk in the dark, stumblingly. A wary echo that is not necessarily hopeless, there is a wish in there, waiting. Wanting. Testing.. . challenging character to form, asking to be surprised, maybe even proved wrong? In order perhaps to break free at long last? Here the two in this split are well juxtaposed, for this mature hand explains the possibilities arrived at from observance and experience. Songs well versed and circular.

 I have never experienced an epic’ness like this portrayed with such a replete brevity. Feels like chapter 1 of a story not yet set in stone. All the songs on this split are a thought invoking hum within the truth of struggle in a world of obstacle and devouring insatiable hunger.

 Compliments to the perceptions of whomever brought these two gifted aural illustrators together - and to they themselves, their abilities.

:: : hope :: (January of 2006) << can I help you? >> << home >>


Lucky Dragons is Luke Fischbeck, accompanied by an assortment of contributing friends and family. Aurally, Luke&#8217;s sounds are good food - the kind I play when when I am making things.. . or putting puzzles together with friends born within the past decade. Children love to hear what he will do next .. . are excited to guess how? or what?.. . where? - and we are that easily then within the possibilities. Reluctant to talk about himself, I am grateful he took the time to answer these questions. .. for he is one to know about, and his music something I am ever inspired to share.
I swear he&#8217;s made of the same stuff as air. - Hope

Hope: You have a compilation of 5 prior limited releases - A Sewing Circle (aka States Rights Pennsylvania) - to be released on States Rights Records April 5th, 2006 (available for purchase now at states rights, hawksandsparrows.org &amp;/or glaciersofnice.com). How did the idea to do such a large collection (in such a tiny package) come about, and how easy was it to set the wheels in motion?
Luke: Half of these records don&#8217;t exist anymore! Except only sometimes I will find a seven inch I made somewhere in a house or a store and wonder how it got to be where it is&#8230;! I think the idea was to give a new history to these songs, make them stronger by attaching them to each other. Also, it has always seemed to me that cds should be 80 minutes long as a rule. Or filled up with something all the way to the end&#8230; so much plastic space! Little containers for transporting sounds&#8230;. it was easy to make! Steve Schroeder (States Rights) knows how to make cds, and he wanted to put out the next Lucky Dragons record ( widows ) but it wasn&#8217;t ready yet, so there was this he could do! And he did!
Can you give some examples of your current inspirations motivating the music you are right now creating?
I think a lot about voices, like, what it means to have a voice, how everyone needs to have a voice in the world. And then I think about broken voices, voices that are not heard correctly - also about borrowing voices, or having your voice stolen, or making a voice out of nothing but air. I really like having one voice change into another like a shadows meeting and melting, or maybe like trying to play music that is your voice both as you hear it yourself and as others hear it, but at the same time.. . squeezing many perspectives into one tiny listening space! We went to a poetry slam thing last night by accident and started talking afterwards about whether angry poetry is sometimes the only way to respond to extraordinary situations. We decided this was absolutely not true, that there are plenty of more constructive and beautiful ways of dealing with the intensity of life. So on a similar thought, there&#8217;s no reason why politics is always about trying to seize power, or resist power, drown each other out, or all this violent conflict. Politics can also be many voices at once, each heard distinctly.

What is it like, visually, to be you&#160;? What do you see when you make noises?
Tessellations, spirals, branches, roots, tubers, shoots, leaves, petals, diamonds, veins, vines, grains, crystals, clouds, folds, rivers, mountains, circles, that kind of stuff. Nature jams, joy jams.
What continents are on your tour agenda these next 6 months?
I go to Europe in a few weeks, and then midwest and Canada stuff in the early spring&#8230; this summer I am trying to work out a tour in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey because I have some friends living there now - we will see! And then oh! of course all the time east coast/west coast&#8230; rambling. Missing the solid earthy embraces of home though&#8230;!
What kind of tree do you find yourself sitting under more often than others?
Oh man! Now it is too too cold to sit under any tree but the cedars or whatever the ones with long sweeping branches are&#8230; blanket trees that grow in circles and fill the floor with a bed of needles. But in the warm weather I like an apple tree. I look forward to visiting more and different kinds of fruit trees in the near future though&#8230;!!! Gift giving trees!
Help me with my recipe for keeping a heart from becoming jaded: or even better, maybe cookies that restore childlike innocence and wonderment.. . what would those be made of&#160;?
My friend Raphael and I worked it out that the next wave of coolness in the world is going to be &#8220;true beauty&#8221;&#8230; absolute separation from any kind of cynical, ironic, or jaded attitude stuff. It&#8217;s a pretty tough style to argue with once you see it fully grown, but I think we are all way too used to protecting ourselves¤ our taste, our intelligence, our friends, the stuff we make or appreciate, where we come from, what we do for a living, what we really want¤ with criticism&#8230; so yes. It will take a lot of work to promote true beauty, and the toughest part is that especially the promotion itself must be done with a pure heart. so in answer to your question, I don&#8217;t really know the recipe, but I do see the importance of figuring one out. Maybe the key is working together with other people? Keeping your own ideas running in parallel with other points of view&#8230; pluralism? you know? Not taking yourself so seriously, as a person of taste&#8230;. I guess that&#8217;s hard to do as you write about music&#8230; or make music..! Believe in what you are doing, to the point of living in a world of many people doing many different equally important things with their lives. Then when you meet each other, it is possible for you both to learn from one another. Also, I think people, wherever they are from, really have an unexpected openness to magic, even if it is really dumb magic. And by magic I guess I could mean technology, but really just anything amazing that changes how you thought of the world, or of yourself, or of other people&#8230; that increases beauty in the world in uncontrollable ways. Get to it!

The artwork on the compilation, where did it come from?
I drew it! And then Steve got these people in Portland to mass-print the drawings in gold metallic ink. [ - It is gold on chipboard Arigato Pak, and it&#8217;s beautiful monochromed. It is very vibrant in some lights and sorta hidden and you may have to tilt it in other lights.]
My friend is five and we are listening to tracks 11 and 12 on Sewing Circle. He really would like to know HOW you make those noises. "It kinda sounds like an elephant" "and track 46 reminds me of flying bathtubs", says he.. .
It&#8217;s sad, but a lot of the time I forget how some sounds were made! So I just say they were made by magic or whatever. Really though, it is usually one very normal sound, like a yawn or a clap or a singing song or something, and then a computer changes the sound into something else, and then something else, and then by that point it is really unrecognizable as the normal thing, and it just sounds like clouds, like whatever you hear in them. It&#8217;s funny how easy it is to suggest some sounds, like animal sounds, or voices&#8230; we are just really ready to hear those sounds wherever they are! I like thinking a lot about the material of the sounds&#8230; like, what they are made of. All of the normal sounds that things start out with are familiar things from my life&#8230; friends&#8217; voices, people playing instruments together in our kitchen, animals that live in our house (no elephants though&#8230;!)&#8230; Then whatever gets made out of these normal sounds always has that love and familiarity inside of it.
Could you give me a list of available Lucky Dragon sounds and any works maybe hard to find&#8230;.&#160;?
Most Lucky Dragons sounds are on this Sewing Circle cd&#8230; that&#8217;s three seven inches (f_uxus, boys, and bees), an eight inch (shh&#8230;! [see the top graphic!]) and a cd-r (faults). Besides these there is a web only thing called &#8220;hawks and sparrows&#8221; that is all anti-war protest sounds peacefully mixed up and around, a cd-ep of mexican fleamarket music called &#8220;Norteñas&#8221; (aka States Rights Rhode Island) and a full length cd called &#8220;dark falcon&#8221;. I think that&#8217;s it. More music all the time!!!!!!!
What makes Lucky Dragons happy?
Happiness is so hard! I told my friend about this question {"what makes lucky dragons happy"} and she thought I was being silly to shy away from it. It should be the first question anyone is asked! Everything else that follows only dilutes the point of it&#8230; right? Happiness is central. Even when we talk about living to avoid jadedness, to hold onto wonder and amazement, these things only dance around the question of what makes us happy. Following happiness keeps us from getting jaded! And the better and more exact we know what things make happiness the more likely we are to achieve them. Be careful what you wish for when you are young because you will achieve it when you are old!
So there are very abstract things, and there are very concrete things. I will make two lists.
Concrete things that make Lucky Dragons happy [in no order at all]: ¤ plant nurseries ¤ juice with no added sugar ¤ taking breaks to drink coffee ¤ animal friends ¤ warm homes lovingly maintained ¤ clean sheets ¤ taking walks to think about stuff ¤ bright winter sky ¤ rain in summer ¤ climbing mountains ¤ riding a bicycle wearing shorts ¤ staring at the river with too much dazzling sun on the water ¤ swans&#8217; nests ¤ falling asleep in cars or trains especially when it is raining ¤ breakthroughs in understanding with friends ¤ being honest with children and the very old ¤ going on breakfast dates ¤ walking through snow to get to the beach ¤ sexy thoughts ¤ swimming ¤ talking to strangers and finding the things we have in common ¤ remembering my dreams ¤ being able to give people gifts when I see them ¤ city streets with old trees ¤ comfortable silence ¤ large dinners prepared by many people together ¤ sumi ink club (me and sarah paint together on thursday mornings) ¤ chances to thank or compliment people.
Abstract things: ¤ close partnership and how it evolves and endures ¤ feeling like I understand history ¤ intense calm ¤ true sharing ¤ careful consideration of difficult things ¤ learning and teaching what I have learned ¤ feeling like i do not owe, and I am not owed by anyone, especially friends and family ¤ gift culture ¤ home.


Lucky Dragons is Luke Fischbeck, accompanied by an assortment of contributing friends and family. Aurally, Luke’s sounds are good food - the kind I play when when I am making things.. . or putting puzzles together with friends born within the past decade. Children love to hear what he will do next .. . are excited to guess how? or what?.. . where? - and we are that easily then within the possibilities. Reluctant to talk about himself, I am grateful he took the time to answer these questions. .. for he is one to know about, and his music something I am ever inspired to share.

I swear he’s made of the same stuff as air. - Hope

Hope: You have a compilation of 5 prior limited releases - A Sewing Circle (aka States Rights Pennsylvania) - to be released on States Rights Records April 5th, 2006 (available for purchase now at states rights, hawksandsparrows.org &/or glaciersofnice.com). How did the idea to do such a large collection (in such a tiny package) come about, and how easy was it to set the wheels in motion?

Luke: Half of these records don’t exist anymore! Except only sometimes I will find a seven inch I made somewhere in a house or a store and wonder how it got to be where it is…! I think the idea was to give a new history to these songs, make them stronger by attaching them to each other. Also, it has always seemed to me that cds should be 80 minutes long as a rule. Or filled up with something all the way to the end… so much plastic space! Little containers for transporting sounds…. it was easy to make! Steve Schroeder (States Rights) knows how to make cds, and he wanted to put out the next Lucky Dragons record ( widows ) but it wasn’t ready yet, so there was this he could do! And he did!

Can you give some examples of your current inspirations motivating the music you are right now creating?

I think a lot about voices, like, what it means to have a voice, how everyone needs to have a voice in the world. And then I think about broken voices, voices that are not heard correctly - also about borrowing voices, or having your voice stolen, or making a voice out of nothing but air. I really like having one voice change into another like a shadows meeting and melting, or maybe like trying to play music that is your voice both as you hear it yourself and as others hear it, but at the same time.. . squeezing many perspectives into one tiny listening space! We went to a poetry slam thing last night by accident and started talking afterwards about whether angry poetry is sometimes the only way to respond to extraordinary situations. We decided this was absolutely not true, that there are plenty of more constructive and beautiful ways of dealing with the intensity of life. So on a similar thought, there’s no reason why politics is always about trying to seize power, or resist power, drown each other out, or all this violent conflict. Politics can also be many voices at once, each heard distinctly.

What is it like, visually, to be you ? What do you see when you make noises?

Tessellations, spirals, branches, roots, tubers, shoots, leaves, petals, diamonds, veins, vines, grains, crystals, clouds, folds, rivers, mountains, circles, that kind of stuff. Nature jams, joy jams.

What continents are on your tour agenda these next 6 months?

I go to Europe in a few weeks, and then midwest and Canada stuff in the early spring… this summer I am trying to work out a tour in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey because I have some friends living there now - we will see! And then oh! of course all the time east coast/west coast… rambling. Missing the solid earthy embraces of home though…!

What kind of tree do you find yourself sitting under more often than others?

Oh man! Now it is too too cold to sit under any tree but the cedars or whatever the ones with long sweeping branches are… blanket trees that grow in circles and fill the floor with a bed of needles. But in the warm weather I like an apple tree. I look forward to visiting more and different kinds of fruit trees in the near future though…!!! Gift giving trees!

Help me with my recipe for keeping a heart from becoming jaded: or even better, maybe cookies that restore childlike innocence and wonderment.. . what would those be made of ?

My friend Raphael and I worked it out that the next wave of coolness in the world is going to be “true beauty”… absolute separation from any kind of cynical, ironic, or jaded attitude stuff. It’s a pretty tough style to argue with once you see it fully grown, but I think we are all way too used to protecting ourselves¤ our taste, our intelligence, our friends, the stuff we make or appreciate, where we come from, what we do for a living, what we really want¤ with criticism… so yes. It will take a lot of work to promote true beauty, and the toughest part is that especially the promotion itself must be done with a pure heart. so in answer to your question, I don’t really know the recipe, but I do see the importance of figuring one out. Maybe the key is working together with other people? Keeping your own ideas running in parallel with other points of view… pluralism? you know? Not taking yourself so seriously, as a person of taste…. I guess that’s hard to do as you write about music… or make music..! Believe in what you are doing, to the point of living in a world of many people doing many different equally important things with their lives. Then when you meet each other, it is possible for you both to learn from one another. Also, I think people, wherever they are from, really have an unexpected openness to magic, even if it is really dumb magic. And by magic I guess I could mean technology, but really just anything amazing that changes how you thought of the world, or of yourself, or of other people… that increases beauty in the world in uncontrollable ways. Get to it!

The artwork on the compilation, where did it come from?

I drew it! And then Steve got these people in Portland to mass-print the drawings in gold metallic ink. [ - It is gold on chipboard Arigato Pak, and it’s beautiful monochromed. It is very vibrant in some lights and sorta hidden and you may have to tilt it in other lights.]

My friend is five and we are listening to tracks 11 and 12 on Sewing Circle. He really would like to know HOW you make those noises. "It kinda sounds like an elephant" "and track 46 reminds me of flying bathtubs", says he.. .

It’s sad, but a lot of the time I forget how some sounds were made! So I just say they were made by magic or whatever. Really though, it is usually one very normal sound, like a yawn or a clap or a singing song or something, and then a computer changes the sound into something else, and then something else, and then by that point it is really unrecognizable as the normal thing, and it just sounds like clouds, like whatever you hear in them. It’s funny how easy it is to suggest some sounds, like animal sounds, or voices… we are just really ready to hear those sounds wherever they are! I like thinking a lot about the material of the sounds… like, what they are made of. All of the normal sounds that things start out with are familiar things from my life… friends’ voices, people playing instruments together in our kitchen, animals that live in our house (no elephants though…!)… Then whatever gets made out of these normal sounds always has that love and familiarity inside of it.

Could you give me a list of available Lucky Dragon sounds and any works maybe hard to find…. ?

Most Lucky Dragons sounds are on this Sewing Circle cd… that’s three seven inches (f_uxusboys, and bees), an eight inch (shh…! [see the top graphic!]) and a cd-r (faults). Besides these there is a web only thing called “hawks and sparrows” that is all anti-war protest sounds peacefully mixed up and around, a cd-ep of mexican fleamarket music called “Norteñas” (aka States Rights Rhode Island) and a full length cd called “dark falcon”. I think that’s it. More music all the time!!!!!!!

What makes Lucky Dragons happy?

Happiness is so hard! I told my friend about this question {"what makes lucky dragons happy"} and she thought I was being silly to shy away from it. It should be the first question anyone is asked! Everything else that follows only dilutes the point of it… right? Happiness is central. Even when we talk about living to avoid jadedness, to hold onto wonder and amazement, these things only dance around the question of what makes us happy. Following happiness keeps us from getting jaded! And the better and more exact we know what things make happiness the more likely we are to achieve them. Be careful what you wish for when you are young because you will achieve it when you are old!

So there are very abstract things, and there are very concrete things. I will make two lists.

Concrete things that make Lucky Dragons happy [in no order at all]: ¤ plant nurseries ¤ juice with no added sugar ¤ taking breaks to drink coffee ¤ animal friends ¤ warm homes lovingly maintained ¤ clean sheets ¤ taking walks to think about stuff ¤ bright winter sky ¤ rain in summer ¤ climbing mountains ¤ riding a bicycle wearing shorts ¤ staring at the river with too much dazzling sun on the water ¤ swans’ nests ¤ falling asleep in cars or trains especially when it is raining ¤ breakthroughs in understanding with friends ¤ being honest with children and the very old ¤ going on breakfast dates ¤ walking through snow to get to the beach ¤ sexy thoughts ¤ swimming ¤ talking to strangers and finding the things we have in common ¤ remembering my dreams ¤ being able to give people gifts when I see them ¤ city streets with old trees ¤ comfortable silence ¤ large dinners prepared by many people together ¤ sumi ink club (me and sarah paint together on thursday mornings) ¤ chances to thank or compliment people.

Abstract things: ¤ close partnership and how it evolves and endures ¤ feeling like I understand history ¤ intense calm ¤ true sharing ¤ careful consideration of difficult things ¤ learning and teaching what I have learned ¤ feeling like i do not owe, and I am not owed by anyone, especially friends and family ¤ gift culture ¤ home.

Lake of Falconss/t( LoF | BeepRepaired ) 2006
We are all just barely floating. ..
It did take several listens for me to arrive within euphony of Lake of Falcons' crunchy driving pulse like a tri-athletic elephant. Honestly, at first, I didn't like it much.  
Now I am addicted to it. I could have easily missed this, taken it at face value and moved on. . &#8230; maybe due to thinking I was seeking something else. What impresses me is that there are likenesses of genuine extracts/inlays of time &#8230;  mainly this&#160;: I can hear Seattlec.1988-1992 .. pre-exploit explosion.  More than that even, I can SMELL it.  Sweatyheat as the end of show at the Offramp, inline for &#8220;hash after the bash&#8221;.  It is in the momentums and motions like waves thru the speakers coming.   Innocently gritty simultaneously clean dirty smart drunk.  There&#8217;s a keg in the corner, I am sure, but it&#8217;s dark and damp mud of what? The combination of the trio at times a melody at sea like Lungfish Sound In Time . I rarely compare musics &#8230;. but LoF do it like a compliment. Two tone vocals - one angst driven.. distant, near desparate. The other clear near, describing the textures of an oddessy. I think it is significant that everytime I play this cd, it wakes up my hamster &#8220;Nomny&#8221; (named by a two year old) who starts cleaning his ears furiously like he just had a Seattle style quadshot. Then prompting him on toward furious laps around his cage. Mind you, Nomny usually just sleeps. Now he&#8217;s making deco furniture out of his recycled bedding.
It took me a second to really hear it. Now it&#8217;s a treasure like a time capsule/machine without the already lived sequences in the way. 
I look forward to the future of LoF. Say you want to.
p.s.: their website  is beautiful and worth the trip for a visit.
"hope" :: (29feb&#8217;92)  

waitin' for falcon-personLake of Falcons
s/t
LoF | BeepRepaired ) 2006

We are all just barely floating. ..

It did take several listens for me to arrive within euphony of Lake of Falcons' crunchy driving pulse like a tri-athletic elephant. Honestly, at first, I didn't like it much.  

Now I am addicted to it. I could have easily missed this, taken it at face value and moved on. . … maybe due to thinking I was seeking something else. What impresses me is that there are likenesses of genuine extracts/inlays of time …  mainly this : I can hear Seattlec.1988-1992 .. pre-exploit explosion.  More than that even, I can SMELL it.  Sweatyheat as the end of show at the Offramp, inline for “hash after the bash”.  It is in the momentums and motions like waves thru the speakers coming.   Innocently gritty simultaneously clean dirty smart drunk.  There’s a keg in the corner, I am sure, but it’s dark and damp mud of what? The combination of the trio at times a melody at sea like Lungfish Sound In Time . I rarely compare musics …. but LoF do it like a compliment. Two tone vocals - one angst driven.. distant, near desparate. The other clear near, describing the textures of an oddessy. I think it is significant that everytime I play this cd, it wakes up my hamster “Nomny” (named by a two year old) who starts cleaning his ears furiously like he just had a Seattle style quadshot. Then prompting him on toward furious laps around his cage. Mind you, Nomny usually just sleeps. Now he’s making deco furniture out of his recycled bedding.

It took me a second to really hear it. Now it’s a treasure like a time capsule/machine without the already lived sequences in the way. 

I look forward to the future of LoF. Say you want to.

p.s.: their website  is beautiful and worth the trip for a visit.

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Tissø Lake"The Hollow Wood And Wonderous Cold"( Paw Lake Tapes ) 2006
My initial &#8220;complaint&#8221; about this release, which is Ian Humberstone&#8217;s (aka Janoh) first as Tissø Lake, is that it is definately over too soon. I wish it lasted all week long. While I am dreaming so fantastically, it could last a lifetime and that life would be a fine one. I then discovered I could play it continually, each listening expanding indelible moments like layers akin to meeting an old friend for the very first time .. .. when time no longer exists and those heavy meaninglessnesses of the everyday evapourate. The sounds expand to fill every empty pocket, a gentle nudging them away .. as new shapes and forms arise to know of whom is hearing. This does fill the room like a dear friend&#8217;s presence. The kind of friend busy over there with their own musings and active hands &#8230;.stopping occassionally together to share. The shadows are organic, as those found in the smells that arises when jumping into a pile of slightly damp leaves basking in a sunshower.
 These are sounds that naturally breathe, are so strong in their inability to be held. On patterns of clouds I see them whisper circle the globe.. &#8230; the wind discerningly delivering this to the ones brave to answer the knock at the door.. .. tender enough of heart to hear the whisper stories the trees are telling from their dreamings.
Absolutely beautiful.
The Origin of Tissø Lake
bonus treasure&#160;: &#8220;the mist from the meadow&#8221; (not on this release) will be featured on the new Action Pop! Records sampler.
hope :: (13_Mar_2006)  

so very good. tres.Tissø Lake
"The Hollow Wood And Wonderous Cold"
Paw Lake Tapes ) 2006

My initial “complaint” about this release, which is Ian Humberstone’s (aka Janoh) first as Tissø Lake, is that it is definately over too soon. I wish it lasted all week long. While I am dreaming so fantastically, it could last a lifetime and that life would be a fine one. I then discovered I could play it continually, each listening expanding indelible moments like layers akin to meeting an old friend for the very first time .. .. when time no longer exists and those heavy meaninglessnesses of the everyday evapourate. The sounds expand to fill every empty pocket, a gentle nudging them away .. as new shapes and forms arise to know of whom is hearing. This does fill the room like a dear friend’s presence. The kind of friend busy over there with their own musings and active hands ….stopping occassionally together to share. The shadows are organic, as those found in the smells that arises when jumping into a pile of slightly damp leaves basking in a sunshower.

 These are sounds that naturally breathe, are so strong in their inability to be held. On patterns of clouds I see them whisper circle the globe.. … the wind discerningly delivering this to the ones brave to answer the knock at the door.. .. tender enough of heart to hear the whisper stories the trees are telling from their dreamings.

Absolutely beautiful.

The Origin of Tissø Lake

bonus treasure : “the mist from the meadow” (not on this release) will be featured on the new Action Pop! Records sampler.

hope :: (13_Mar_2006) << info >> << home >>

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