SEEKINGViolin, Flute, Fiddle, Upright bass, Cello.
a somewhat odd, all acoustic musical project (the details of which I will not disclose fully here, only in person) which I would really like to see include a violinist or cellist (ideally someone who can do both interchangeably).
The time frame is still almost a year in the future, so there is plenty of time to respond but I want to get it out there far in advance so we can make all due preparations.
We will rehearse for a few months, then perform at selected outdoor locations around the treasure valley through the summer of 2019. No bars. No coffee shops. No touring. No rock stars. Outdoor locations only.
Sheet music for some parts can be provided but it is not necessary for you to be able to read it, not a requirement - but can be supplied if it helps you get up to speed.
The songs are all pre-written original material, but exact replication is not needed (or desired) - there is a lot of flexibility built into the project. The right person could potentially become a permanent member/collaborator within our collective, which would afford you more creative input moving forward.
The project is heavily conceptual and we can bring you up to speed quickly on the details.
It is NOT country music, though fiddlers are encouraged to contact us as well.
We describe the music as "witch folk."
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woody guthrie, devotchka, devendra banhart, beefheart/zappa, blue oyster cult
science fiction, mega fiction, metafiction, historical fiction, ancient aliens, scientology, cults, middle eastern ancient history, speculative history, magick, mythology
Members Of Band
Person one: Acoustic guitar, ukelele, singing
Person two: Percussion, glockenspiel, many miscellaneous percussion oriented objects
Person three: Acoustic guitar, some additional percussion
Person four: You, the cellist/violinist
Person five: You, the flautist
What Is Baffling the Mathematician?
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Known Only To Him
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We Are More
We Are MoreLYRICS: We can see eternity, yet never actually reach it We may have learned our lesson, but that doesn't mean we can teach it We erected the barrier, now we're dying trying to breech it And as it starts to show spots of mold we faithfully scrub it and bleach it But I want to believe we are more WE received the gospel but theres nobody here who can preach it Swallowed up by the whale, still we manage to beach it The tiny tender homunculus has become the malevolent creature Stumbling, spewing toxic gas and belching oil - that's our favorite feature But I have to believe we are more More....we are more More than blind corners to turn, we are more More...we are more More than straw effigies to burn, we are more More...we are more More than just a momentary thrill, we are more More...we are more More than just enemies to kill, we are more We are more....
The Importance of Taking Time Out to Create
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Fight (The Next Revolution)
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We Promise, We Promise
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The Spontaneous Mechanical Repopulation Of Gaia
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KOTK - Something Is Coming (Live, no overdubs)
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Swell (Final)Featuring "Metal" Mark Holt on tenor sax @metal-mark In anticipation of our first physical release (release date October 31) here is the final mix of "Swell" for your enjoyment.
Welcome To The Light (A Guided Meditation - A432 6:66)
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A Message From (To) Our Sponsors
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Bleeding ProtonsThis song features special guest John Floy @john-markham-2 on lead guitar
BUGS: Collab w Llanpsych (downloads enabled)
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Eden Is Emptied (Final Cut)
Eden Is Emptied (Final Cut)
Eden Is Emptied (Initial Sketch)
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Eve of Destruction
Eve of DestructionThe streets are all empty with no one to roam Nobody is knocking, and there’s no one at home All the soft comforts have turned into stone An empty can rattles amongst mountains of bones How could they have known they were on the eve of destruction? Never any winners in the games that they played Binding no mercy in the gods they portrayed Their hearts became empty, alone and afraid Standing for nothing, their purpose decayed Their bed had been made, they were on the eve of destruction Brandishing axes, chopping down trees To carve out the ark now adrift on the seas But it’s sails remain empty, they capture no breeze Millions of people asleep on their knees Refusing to see, they were on the eve of destruction The pyres were assembled and soon set to flame To Burn all the witches they had chosen to blame Shouting in anger their pride knew no shame Reducing to ashes what they could not tame It’s always the same, upon the eve of destruction How could they know they were on the eve of destruction No seed left to sow, they were on the eve of destruction Someone to blame upon the eve of destruction It’s always the same upon the eve of destruction
I Am The Light (Final)
I Am The Light (Final)https://mystictapedeck.com/mythology/i-am-the-light/
Cumulus Cloud (Part Three: Precipitation)
Cumulus Cloud (Part Three: Precipitation)Also guest starring @kevin-finch-2 in improv percussion ensemble
Cumulus Cloud (Part Two: Accretion)
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Cumulus Cloud (Part One: Convection)
Cumulus Cloud (Part One: Convection)
Cumulus Cloud in Three Movements (Full Suite)
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Whirling Hall Of Knives
Whirling Hall Of KnivesWe needed a little break from the composition process, so we did a cover of a Butthole Surfers song for the hell of it. Hope you enjoy our version.
Nü GürüThe Shining One manifests as a diabolical and murderous self-help guru.
Rubbing (Final)Mythology: https://mystictapedeck.com/mythology/rubbing/ Wandering around in the wilderness, wondering when I’d fall off the edge Watching as the goat slips and trips over the ledge But besides the bloody bones, there was nothing that remained Oh…landing on a landslide, insects slip and slide Wondering around in the land of the lost, watching as the highlander Searches in vain, with a subtle psycho-pathetic black candor He seemed to have lost something at great cost, so he slaughtered a lamb And cutting up the cadaver, he took a shower in the falls Wandering around in the wilderness, through the eyes of a necromancer As he digs up the remains of a long-passed ancestor Skull, spine and hips, thigh bones and ribs were all that remained Landing on a landslide, like insects we slip and slide He crushed up the bones and mixed them with the soil left of the flesh And with his blood, and that of the lamb and of the mountain goat He was flying full of fire, spitting sparks, ever higher Spinning on the threshold of the heavenly desire As he gazes out over the grasses The stars form a picture, his light begins to flicker As he soars up over the tower Poles, charged with power And sparks like stars in showers He moves inside you, hunting you down Full resolution streaming and purchase at BandCamp: https://mystictapedeck.bandcamp.com/track/rubbing Give it some spins on Musicoin: https://musicoin.org/nav/track/0xd524caa430b1e7bb28575113facce0b93e42ba7b We are also on Drooble: https://drooble.com/mystic.tape.deck1/songs
Rubbing (Muzak version)
Rubbing (Muzak version)We are currently working on a complete rewrite of this song, and are getting close to wrapping it up. In the meantime I wanted to work out some of the melodies (which are a bit tricky on this song), so I started scoring parts of it using MuseScore (a free music scoring program) and next thing you know, I had done the whole thing. This is just for fun, the "serious" track - which includes a full complement of rock instrumentation - is forthcoming. While you wait for the elevator, please enjoy this "muzak" version of the track. Here is a link to the score if you're into that sort of thing. It's not perfect, and this is the first time I have done this sort of thing with a song. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VU5OyHkblUARrmbZp5SqxkLpa9SghVsu/view?usp=sharing
Something Is Coming
Something Is ComingAll you fallen down spirits, come rise from your stoned over graves Come and dance to the firelight as it flickers across the walls of my cave Stone grown to bone, intone simulacra whose shadows disconnect Draw breath and draw pause to the laws of cause and effect Nothing can breathe in this air Statues of lovers whose eyes remain locked in a stare Something is coming I can smell it on the breeze Something which frightens the animal in me Shot through the heart with your poison-tipped arrows And the eyes of the eagle are fixed on the sparrow Burning the maps and connections to lands long forgot All the loose ends to be swept up and tied in a knot Oceans of causes which ripple and steadily swell All of us captured, enraptured, still under the spell Nothing can grow in this soil Earth has been salted and yet we unceasingly toil Something is coming, I can hear it in the night Stalking in the shadows with its eyes glowing bright Sewn into our comforts, we do as we please Treating the symptoms, ignoring the disease...
The Panspermic Abiogenesis Of Gaia (feat. The Pleasant Company)
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A Thousand Lives Later
A Thousand Lives LaterThe Shining One reaches a sort of "emotional maturity" where he decides he is more tired of dying than he is of living, which ushers in a new age of grace for the shining one. Here, he reflects upon the many lives he has lived, and the wrongs he has committed in the past.
I Want To Live
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To Bend The Law
To Bend The LawWhile on a long journey across Anatolia following the silk road, the Shining One has a mysterious encounter with another traveller heading the opposite direction on the road, and that night has a disturbing dream where the object of his secret love and affection is turned to stone before him. What does the dream betray about his inner intentions? Is there a way to bend the law?