Sky Burial | Distance to the Gingko

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Distance to the Gingko

by Sky Burial

Backlandish egoless soundsculpts of conceivable futurenights for all employed by nocturnalemission controlcenters all across the globular futurepast/now. Background music for luciddreams; perfect for reading to. Ltd ed. of 1000. Hammerpress cover.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Preflowering Isolated Topiaries
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2. The Path and the Purpose
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3. T(h)ree F(l)ights
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4. _
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5. Safe Landing
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6. Flying Sung
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7. Damaging Winds
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8. Messenger
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Album Notes
Sky Burial is:
Sterling Holman: guitar (mylar balloon)
Cole Wheeler: bass (blowtorch)
Eric Bessenbacher: drums (german engineering)
Sam Hughes: sax, theremin, congas (garnish)

Long ago in Texas, Cole Wheeler was discovering his space-rock roots in a band called Mazinga Phaser. He met Sam while visiting a friend in college. Years later, after Sterling, Sam, and Eric had burned out the possibilities of Tommy Tooter and his Glass Dick Orchestra, Cole moved to Kansas City and Sky Burial was born.

Distance to the Ginkgo is their third CD. It, as well as Volumes 1 and 2, are printed on a gorgeous and unique cover by the Hammerpress Printing Company (see

Sky Burial's music has been used in This American Life (10/11/09), performances by aha! Dance Theatre, and in soundtracks to the movies _Peter's Price_ by Mitchell L. Cohen, _Mower, Blower & Whacker_ by the Weinberg Brothers, and _Liberty at War_ by Matthew Sweetwood.

Sam Hughes is in another group, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, which has a disc on CDBaby at


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Steven J. Davis

If you ever needed a gentle aural abduction or a buoyant musical adventure you should buy this album. Multi-layered shape-shifting musicianship of the highest order.

Chris L

Underrated Introspective Ambient Punk Post Rock Zen
Need I say more? OK, well crafted instrumentals recorded with care (as opposed to recorded in digital cookie cutter fashion). I listen to everything from Miles to Bungle to Tool to Eno and yet somehow Sky Burial remain one of my 3 favorites...