WHAT YOUR EARS SAY & THE COVER LOOKS LIKE
WHAT WE SAY
Deep New Age ambient soundscapes meet Eastern nodding spiritual jazz in this remote baton passing exercise instigated by Landon Caldwell and made whole one layer at a time by the disparate but vibrationally attuned Flower Head Ensemble in this masterful musical meditation.
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY
Landon Caldwell returns for the newest of many tapes released this year with Companion Environ, this time with a new permutation of the Flower Head Ensemble moniker & project first revealed on his Simultaneous Systems tape (released April 2021 on Moon Glyph). This outing finds Landon joined by familiar Indianapolis soundscape practitioners, as well as by Motoki Asaoka (New York; also of Dayton Exchange) and Jim Marlowe (Lousville; also of Equipment Pointed Ankh and more). Born of generative soundscapes created by Caldwell, the individual players were sent a bed of tones for which to lay new sounds over. While completely unaware of what one another would contribute, the two tracks on Companion Environ seamlessly meld different perspectives on cosmic, spiritual and intuitive music together to create a thought provoking, calming yet wide-eyed, amorphous new world of sound.
CreditsMotoki Asaoka - Electric Guitar
Landon Caldwell - Generative Synthesis Programming, Clarinet, Flute, Marimba, Rhodes
Rob Funkhouser - Percussion, Vibraphone
Jim Marlowe - Japanese Electric Banjo, PVC Clarinet
John Collins McCormick - Percussion
Mark Tester - Bass Guitar, Moog Prodigy, Vibraphone
Artwork by Mark Tester
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