Sun Zoom Spark | Transmissions from Satellites, Vol. I

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Amon Duul II Hawkwind Silver Apples

More Artists From
United States - Arizona

Other Genres You Will Love
Avant Garde: Experimental Avant Garde: Process-Generated Moods: Type: Instrumental
There are no items in your wishlist.

Transmissions from Satellites, Vol. I

by Sun Zoom Spark

A collection of mostly-instrumental ambient rock experiments by Eric johnson and original SZS bassist, Steve Goetz.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. And the Tracks Lead That Way...
Share this song!
X
2:36 $0.99
2. El Corazon
Share this song!
X
7:06 $0.99
3. Downtown
Share this song!
X
4:02 $0.99
4. Carve the Roast
Share this song!
X
2:58 $0.99
5. Zolla
Share this song!
X
4:34 $0.99
6. Sangre De La Luna
Share this song!
X
6:10 $0.99
7. Soul Patch
Share this song!
X
6:33 $0.99
8. King of the Hip Hop Swing
Share this song!
X
1:28 $0.99
9. Hey Steve: Can You Run Fast?
Share this song!
X
5:36 $0.99
10. Valley of the Shadow
Share this song!
X
3:37 $0.99
11. Wish
Share this song!
X
4:47 $0.99
12. Blues for the Shifting Sands
Share this song!
X
4:48 $0.99
13. Over the Mountain
Share this song!
X
7:12 $0.99
14. Rock You
Share this song!
X
4:15 $0.99
15. Just Like the Sunset
Share this song!
X
1:15 album only
16. The Desert Lies Waiting
Share this song!
X
2:25 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Once upon a time there was a heavy rock Tucson, Ariz.,power trio called Sun Zoom Spark. Christened in a fit of Beefheart-induced psychosis and specializing in full-bore guitaradelica that’d singe the nose hairs of a Hawkwind acolyte at 100 paces, SZS gradually assimilated its position on the somewhat timid late ‘90s Old Pueblo music scene, even going so far as to pull double-duty as ¾ of the revived Black Sun Ensemble. With personnel shifts ultimately taking their toll, guitarist Eric Johnson finally put the beast to rest in 2001, but later, when a local rock opera production required a band to provide live accompaniment, he reformed the group, and SZS remains extant to this day. Key recordings fully representative of the group’s prowess include 1999’s Electricity and 2002’s In Stereo, although this new one, while wildly experimental, will disappoint neither longtime SZS supporters nor trad psych fans. In a nutshell, Johnson and bassist Steve Goetz went into the studio and laid down several hours’ worth of jam sessions, then each man took home a copy of the recorded results in order to individually create two different works of art from the same raw materials. Volume 1, then, is a mostly instrumental set assembled by Johnson by editing down hours of bass and percussion tracks then overdubbing his guitar (much of it employing E-bow), flute and Moog synth parts. (Goetz’s Volume 2 is due soon). Each of the 16 cuts has its own discrete character – “Downtown,” for example, has a bluesy, Hendrixian vibe, while the more wobbly, woozy “Soul Patch” seems to bubble up from a pit of primordial gunk, and the Zappaesque “Hey Steve, Can You Run Fast?” features one of the album’s very few vocal passages, a kind of streetwise hipster rap atop lumbering bass and shards of guitar fractals – but the album works best as a kind of psychedelic suite, an extemporaneous blowout well suited to preliminary – and concurrent – chemical stimulation. To paraphrase Pink Floyd from 1972, wot’s, uh, the deal, gents?

- Fred Mills, Magnet Magazine


Reviews


to write a review