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The Sound of Thunder Live
US East Coast May 9-17
- May 9th – Spectrum Loft, 121 Ludlow, 2nd Fl., NY, NY
- May 10th – Secret Art Space, Bethlehem, PA
- May 11th – Assemble X, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Queens, New York
- May 12th – Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
- May 14th- Verse 254, York, PA 254 E. King St.
- May 15th – The Random Tea Room, Philadelphia 713 N. 4th St.
- May 17th – Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Asheville, NC
- Mountain Skies electro-music Festival
“These are depths to be plumbed in close listens. There’s a lot happening and a ton of feeling lacing through the mix. onewayness and dRachEmUsiK (aka Adam Holquist and Charles Shriner) expertly manage this tenuous juggling act well, effecting the balance between easy and difficult listening. The Sound of Thunder is a disc you need to go into with an open mind.
Do so, and it will likely win you over quickly.”
– John Shanahan, Hypnagogue Reviews
Theremin and Electronic Wind Instrument are the primary instruments used to create this spontaneous sonic journey. Recorded in 2012 between the afternoon of November 12th and the morning of the 13th, there was very little planning regarding approach, structure, instrumentation or style. We would talk, share about our lives, eat, go to the market, sleep and in-between sit down and make music. The end result was a musical conversation between elements of our unconscious; a dream-world mirror of the surrounding shared conscious reality. Close your eyes, relax and experience what these simple yet emotionally rich dialogs have to say to you.
Immerse yourself in this whimsical, disturbing, soothing, raucous, ethereal universe of organic, alien soundscapes.
Faux Pas Quartet has performed live improvisations on the streaming radio and podcast “Music from last Thursday” (MflT) on radio.electro-music.com since 2010. “MflT Favorites Vol. 3; Kokopelli in a deep space cargo ship” contains music performed on MflT in the early part of 2012
The Sound of Thunder is a collaborative effort by onewayness and dRachEmUsiK that was inspired by the final movement of T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, ‘What the Thunder Said’; and also by the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, from which it draws heavily. Each movement is based on one of the four concepts from the Upanishad, as used by Eliot: Datta (Charity), Dayadhvam (Mercy), Damyata (Restraint), and Shantih (Peace). With the exception of Peace, which we have allowed to stand alone, the movements are intended to represent the conflict and resolution between these virtues and the ‘undesirable’ qualities that they are meant to keep in check.
Select tracks from The new release “The Sound of Thunder” by onewayness and dRachEmUsiK will be featured on the Halloween edition of Time Drone, Wednesday, October 31st. The show will be broadcast from noon til 9pm CT and will feature new music from Mark Mosher, Shane Morris, Grove of Whispers, Peter DiPhillips, The New False Gods, The Sound of Thunder, Silvercord, Cousin Silas, Space Rock: The Compilation, Magnetic Wind, and much more!
“The Sound of Thunder” will be released Thursday, November 1st. Downloads and CD will be available at Kunaki, MCSD NetLabel and onomastic.