Morris/Mystified's Dinosaur "Epoch" is starting to show up on terrestrial radio broadcasts all over the world. Included is the long-running show "Star's End", for 4/29/2012. Special thanks to DJ Chuck van Zyl!
STAR'S END 1-6AM SatNight/SunMorning Playlist for 29 April 2012
88.5fmWXPN Philadelphia|99.7fmWXPH HarrisburgPA|90.5fmWKHS Worton/BaltimoreMD|
Host: Chuck van Zyl
ARTIST TRACK ALBUM (label)
Craig Padilla Midnight Encounter The Heart of the Soul (spotted peccary)
Eucalyptus Dream Morning Mantra Process of Illumination (moon cycle)
The Winterhouse A Winter Symphony Winter Gardens (dataObscura)
Jack Hertz Tomorrow Time (free floating music)
Carl Weingarten The Ship The Dream Panomorphia (multiphase)
The Tangent Project Departure Live 2010-2011 (self-released)
The Nightcrawlers - Shadow Dance.Interlude II.Shadows of Light - Traveling Backwards (manikin)
JR Plankton Regen Neon (karaoke kalk)
Broekhuis Keller Schonwalder - From Red to Green - Red (manikin)
Wave World The Desert Riding the R'yad Hieroglyphs (virtual factory)
Free System Projekt - Electronic Supplication (excerpt) - British Aisles (fsp)
Steve Dinsdale A Galaxy of Dust The Vast Key (northern echo) Shane Morris & Mystified - Devonia Epoch (lotuspike)
Strom Noir - Popy Seeds.Standing Out Against the Sea - Standing Out Against the Sea (dataObscura)
The Tangent Project Fuse Fuse (self-released)
Stars of the Lid Broken Harbors 1 2 3 The Tired Sounds of... (kranky)
Mark Harris Learning to Walk - An Idea of North/Learning to Walk (n5md)
Steve Roach Everything Inside Back to Life (projekt)
Two talented composers of ambient-atmospheric soundscapes, Shane Morris & Mystified, have joined forces to create Epoch, the first installment of a trilogy about prehistoric time and evolution. Epoch is a conceptual album of deep, resonant, atmospheric drone soundscapes based around life during the Mesozoic era of Earth’s past; a time long before people, when great reptiles walked the planet, prospered, and ultimately ceased to exist.
In order to evoke a 200 million year old soundworld, Morris & Mystified draw from a completely organic sonic palette. According to Mystified's Thomas Park, "The release goes back to primitive techniques to capture a contemporary sound. Epoch uses no electronic sources or synthesizers – only acoustic sounds."
"The album uses a heavy emphasis on winds and bass percussion instruments to create a sonic environment that might reflect some of the sounds that occurred 200 million years ago." adds Morris, and while the instrumentation for Epoch is indeed limited to all acoustic instruments, including trombone, didjeridoo, vibraphone, bass drums, scissors, and assorted percussion, these sources were then processed heavily with electronics into the primeval sonic environments heard on the album.
Throughout Epoch, Shane Morris & Mystified guide the listener through remarkably vast and wonderfully organic soundworlds that unfold in chronological order, where each track acts as a sonic portal offering glimpses into the distant past, and illustrating the gradual persistence of evolution itself.
Apologies to those who have encountered site difficulties-- after a few hours down, it seems to be up and running. Now is a great time to get "Epoch" at a sale price.
Here is a video preview for "Epoch", a collaboration between Shane Morris and Mystified due out on Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike May 8, 2012. Only acoustic sounds were used, including, in the foreground, Mystified's trombone sounds. Mr. Morris added other sonic elements and composed the pieces. For more information on the release, including purchasing, visit http://www.spottedpeccary.com after May 8, 2012.