Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brian Andrew Marek

Brian Andrew Marek said...

Hello, Lizardson - it's been a long time since I checked in. I just thought I'd share a little of what I've been up to this year...

The Vertigo Swirl - The Vertigo Swirl (2009)

The Vertigo Swirl is my new psychedelic project and this is its first album. Five tracks recorded quickly and spontaneously in December of 2008 and January of 2009 including the epic titular improvisation.

"The three tracks in song format presented here are nice explorations in psych pop, but the real treat are the two instrumental tracks: 'Baited Breath' is a very far out soundscape psych song complete with backward guitars and sitar-like sounds that could easily come from a 1967 album...the title song 'The Vertigo Swirl' is another, more krauty, psychedelic masterpiece...(at) 22.47 minutes not one second too long! GREAT!" - The Homemade Lofi Psych Blog

"You're not going to do too much better than this if you're on the prowl for new psychedelia...everything here is finely crafted, and the instrumental tracks in particular will provide some mind transportation for your entertainment and enjoyment." - Dr. Schluss' Garage of Psychedelic Obscurities


Brian Andrew Marek - Utopian Flying Machines (2009)

Disconcertingly shaky, held together by duct tape and dreams but somehow managing to occasionally achieve flight, these are my "utopian flying machines" - 14 diverse tracks banged out in my basement over the last seven months at no small expense to my brain cells (not that I'm complaining). Recorded on the same old school Tascam reel-to-reel four track that produced "The Vertigo Swirl", this lastest batch of songs and sounds finds me yet again looting and pillaging all my favorite genres for an eclectic pop/rock blend lyrically covering such topics as love, death, work, politics, ghosts, Walt Winston, conspiracy theories and, of course, peanut butter toast and tea. As is often the case, my ambitions outstripped the facilities at my disposal, resulting in a murky, low fidelity echo of the classic rock productions I love - hopefully these sonic imperfections are more interesting than offensive to the listener. So here it is, a distorted aural snapshot of myself in 2009, unwashed and naked (but making funny faces here and there), setting off in my psychedelic airship. Enjoy the flight.


Can I join as Damo Suzuki? :)
Time flies and swirls!!


Blogger Dharma Bummer said...

I've heard from a number of people who said they don't have RAR, couldn't run it on their computer, et cetera, so I've changed all my upload links to ZIP archives for everybody's convenience. Enjoy!

The Vertigo Swirl - The Vertigo Swirl (2009)

Brian Andrew Marek - Utopian Flying Machines (2009)

09 November, 2009 23:53  

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