One summer evening during a solar eclipse…
a Boston electronic quartet was blasted mid-rehearsal out to the farthest reaches of the solar system. This is the sonic chronicle of their adventure, starting from their research lab, out to the farthest planets, and their return home.
This album is dedicated to many of the major celestial bodies responsible for personal and global transformation between summer 2010 and winter 2012. The cosmic Cardinal Alignment is an intense and rare configuration of planets occupying the four cardinal astrological signs: Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra. During this time, radical shifts occur on every level of reality through their refining gaze.
Each track on this album represents the essence of a planet, sun, or moon in our solar system. The rhythm and key are influenced by the sacred sonic work of Hans Cousteau’s “Cosmic Octave” and Pythagoras’ “Harmony of the Spheres.” The mood and emotion are derived from the qualities of the cardinal signs the planets inhabit during the Cardinal Alignment.
Keep an eye out for Uranus in Aries, the planet of surprise, upheaval and revolution, and other bonus tracks throughout the year on our website: www.psylab.org
Joe Giglio - bass/bass synth
Steve Asaro - drums/percussion
Ed Vizzie Guild - samples and effects
Eartha Harris - synthesizers
Guest performances by:
Gregg Marcus - trumpet on American Beauty, Venus, and The Clearing
Pete Weiss - Moog guitar on The Moon
C.Majer - vocals on Sun in Cancer
Recorded by Pete Weiss and assistant engineer Patrick Matteau at Verdant Studio, Athens Vermont
Mixed by Psylab and Scott Dakota
Additional sound textures by Scott Dakota
Mastered by Ian Kennedy at New Alliance East, Cambridge, MA
Psylab would like to thank all of our family, friends, freaks, and fans for your support over the years.
Special shout outs to our friends in the Sonic Beating, Redtail, Circle, Glitch, and Music Ecology collectives.
A big thank you to Dr. Nigel for everything he has done for us.
Band photo by FLASHFLOOD Studios® flashfloodphoto.com
Space imagery courtesy of NASA
CD Package design by Ed Guild and Eartha Harris