November 28, 2013

SEAN LENNON RELEASE

If your vibe is psychedelic free-jazz grooves set to experimental live movie projections, Sean Ono Lennon has your ticket to boogie with a limited-edition record from his new project called Mystical Weapons. Teaming up with fellow multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, drummer Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), and projection artist Martha Colburn, Mystical Weapons will release their new record on November 29th for Record Store Day. Entitled Crotesque, the 20-min one-sided album includes a live broadcast on WNYC's Spinning On Air from last January, with Side Two sporting an original screen-printed illustration by Sean Lennon. The record is a one-time pressing by Northern Spy Records and is limited to 1,500 units. Spy Music Festival here


WNYC's Garland wrote "Both Sean and Shahzad share electric guitars, basses, and keyboards. Martha Colburn handles her films the way a performing DJ handles records: using the projectors like turntables, the images are mixed and manipulated live, with visuals forming an essential component of the Mystical Weapons experience.” The band will hold a release party on December 5th at Union Pool in Brooklyn. Check out their self-titled debut album here. Image above from their experimental video Mechanical Mammoth. Video links on Chimera Music here. In related news, I was one of the winners of a remix competition held by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band a couple of years back, which evolved into one of my experimental films on the festival circuit, The Sun is Down. Spy Vibers can also check out the soundtrack to my award-winning film I Was a Dancer and a collage I made as a gift for Ono called Lennon70. More info at my website. Image of Mystical Weapons below from Chimera Music. Enjoy!


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