Ridin' Free by Vibracathedral Orchestra
A joyful noise live in the studio today with the United Kingdom's finest purveyors of psychedelic noise. Matthew Bower has been part of such great institutions as Skullflower, Total, Ax, Ascension and others, and in his latest project Sunroof! he explores a dreamier (yet still brain-frying) mode of drone bliss. As if that weren't enough, we also get a rare stateside visit as Leeds-based Vibracathedral Orchestra, another continually-productive and amazing troupe of sonic explorers. A past avalanche of recordings (many self-released) have revealed the VCO to be among the northern hemisphere's true torch-bearers of the free-rock aesthetic that say, the Dead C have held the fort down on in New Zealand. Drones, bells, acoustic instruments, cheap casio, reeds, drum circles, and sounds totally alien and unidentified have all found their way into their records. Live in the WFMU studios today, with Sunroof! in tow, no one can tell what exactly is going to happen, or who will be involved. But it will be a definite headphone experience.
Brian Turner (WFMU Playlist and Archive)
For this recording VCO = Adam Davenport, Bridget Hayden, Julian Bradley, Michael Flower, w/ special guests John Godbert, Matthew Bower & Tom Greenwood
Released on LP by Eclipse Records (2004) (out of print) "This is the WFMU recording session from September 11, 2003 featuring
Adam Davenport, Bridget Hayden, Julian Bradley and Michael Flower
featuring special guests John Godbert (Total), Matthew Bower
(Hototogisu, Skullflower), and Tom Greenwood (Jackie-O Motherfucker).
Two side long tracks of shimmering drone. Edition of 400 copies with
silkscreened jackets by Alan Sherry (SIWA)." -Eclipse
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