Friday, July 24, 2015
Hi, friends! Hope summer is going well for all of you. We just wanted to relay some information about some upcoming shows in the Pittsburgh area where you can catch one or both of us...
Friday Aug. 7 - Sagas (acoustic set) with Chuck Johnson & Pairdown at Acoustic Music Works
Saturday Aug. 8 - Bonespasm (Matt McDowell/Jim Lingo improv duo) with Bill Nace/Steve Baczkowski duo, Jake Meginsky, Anita Sphinx, & Fruk Truncheon-Craps at Babyland Collective
Friday Aug. 21 - Sun Cycles (!) with Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, Diamond Shapes, & Grandpa Egg at Mr. Roboto Project
Friday Sep. 4 - Sagas with Herbcraft & The Garment District at Howler's
Saturday Nov. 7 - Sun Cycles will be playing live soundtracks to films at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center for the 7th edition of Sync'd in conjunction with the Three Rivers Film Festival. Details TBA
We hope to see you at one or all of these! Also, be on the lookout for some new Sagas sounds on Deep Water Acres later this year. Cheers!
Posted by Matt at 10:54 AM
Friday, April 24, 2015
Greetings! Spring is finally getting underway here in our little valley and it's time to come out of the Hobbit hole once again. If you're in the Pittsburgh area next Saturday, May 2, you can catch Sagas at Spirit in Lawrenceville opening for Mr. Steve Gunn along with Pittsburgh guitarist, Dhruva Krishna. Showtime is at 8:00. Get your tickets here. Should be a good one!
Our buddy and BR artist, Mark Pino of Infinite Plastic Internal, has a very in-depth and thoughtful review about Language of the Birds on his blog. Thanks, Mark! If you haven't heard it yet, copies are still available from Hairy Spider Legs.
That's it for now... Stay tuned for updates on some new Sagas recordings as well as a Sun Cycles live date or two. Happy planting!
Posted by Matt at 8:59 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Pleased to share the news of a new JM cassette album release, Language Of The Birds, recorded at home in Summer 2014 and featuring harmonium, Appalachian dulcimer, voice, found sounds, electronics...
Available now from Hairy Spider Legs imprint in Chicago. Hear a couple of tunes from the release and/or order a copy by navigating here.
Posted by JAX at 3:33 AM
Monday, July 7, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Infinite Plastic Internal - Lexingtonian Transmissions
Fire music lives! Infinite Plastic Internal is the solo moniker of Bay Area percussionist Mark Pino, who, alongside fellow Renaissance freak Brian Lucas (whose painting graces the cover on this here album), creates joyful noise with free-rockers Mountain vs. Building and the most excellent Cloud Shepherd. Lexingtonian Transmissions is the follow-up to his recent self-released 7" and it is a revelatory stew of free-jazz percussion, alien electronics, and poetry. Musicians of India speak of pouring oneself into the sound, and Pino certainly exemplifies that here, navigating the terrain with the subtlety of the most devout traveler and the bombast of a well-seasoned punk. Outstanding.
Edition of 25 cassettes.
Posted by Matt at 8:35 AM