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Albums Of The Week: Ritual / Habit / Ceremony | Ritual / Habit / Ceremony

For my money, John Dwyer is one of most exciting artists going, and if he wants to make 40 minutes of experimetal weirdness, I want to hear it. Your mileage may vary.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “An experiment in symphonic improvisation paired with synthesizer-scapes.

Strings, reeds, synths & hand percussion all blend sweetly into an odd landscape indeed.

The final touch was to bring aboard some singers I have loved over the years.

Im so pleased they were all willing to participate and Im very tickled by the plane we navigate.

Once YoshimiO agreed to be on board I knew we were going to be OK.

Recorded & mixed at my home studio (Stu-Stu-Studio in Los Angeles) and remotely, this one was a slow burn to see the light of day.

And here it is in its final crystal form. Celebrating the spaces between ritual, habit & ceremony. And all the parallels between.

The line is blurred.

This is occult adjacent strain of sound.

At home in daily ritual, contemplation & meditation.

The band is John Dwyer (synths, vocals), Heather Lockie (viola), Thomas Dolas (synths), Andres Renteria (hand percussion), Brad Caulkins (tenor saxophone), Kyp Malone (synths) & Archie Carey (bassoon).

The singers are YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO), Albert Wolski (EXEK), Gracie Jackson (GracieHorse), Ciriza (Artist Extraordinaire), Kyp Malone (Bent Arcana, TVOTR, Rain Machine etc..), Brigid Dawson (Thee Oh Sees, The Mothers Network), AZITA (Scissor Girls, Bride of NONO, AZITA)

For fans of Steve Roach, Eno, Syrinx, Howard Shore, Current 93, Terry Riley, Tangerine Dream and a proper sage scrub.”


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