Friday, April 24, 2015

:: Spring Fever ::

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!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

:: Language Of The Birds ::

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.

Monday, July 7, 2014

:: Upcoming Show ::

Record release show, twofold! Celebrate the release of JM's Baptisia LP (Hairy Spider Legs) and The Garment District's If You Take Your Magic Slow LP (Night-People Records), plus Laughing Eye Weeping Eye's Summer East Coast Tour 2014.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Biological Radio #20

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.

Biological Radio #19

Eyes Like Helicopter - The Shift Of It All

Scarred land bleeding sulphur into water. The dulled hues of a derelict boomtown eyed through the hazy lens of a broken bottle kaleidoscope. Iron detritus littering the landscape; ghosts of a lifestyle long-obsolete clinging nostalgically for dear life. The arms of a mighty river where love and despair have learned to coexist. There is a reverence understood by those who have tried to look away only to find themselves looking back, for between the wells the sun still rises and the birds still sing. Darren Myers' (Natura Nasa, In The Belly Of The Whale) debut release as Eyes Like Helicopter perfectly captures that reverence. Shambolic, somber, but never dark, this is a rustbelt narrative told piecemeal through silver strings and damaged electronics with the occasional distant vocal line seeping through the gauze.

Edition of 25 cassettes.