Friday, July 9, 2010

Wizard Prison: Next Cycle

"Next Cycle" LP
Edition of 500

Made up of Scott Colburn (producer/engineer for Sun City Girls, decade long member
of Climax Golden Twins and audio wizard for Sublime Frequencies), John Vallier (an
early member of CGT) and Ben McAlister (of the Degenerate Art Ensemble), Wizard
Prison's music flirts with stoner metal riffery, cosmic electronics and field recordings,often at the same time. These Seattleites' sound is in a state of constant "becoming".Each side long suite works as a seamless piece that goes along with a story told in haiku.Chiming or churning guitar/bass/drums give way, to pulsating synths and pitch-shifted foreign voices chanting to open an alternate dimension, perhaps. Never diverting from it's mission or mood, "Next Cycle" is eminently listenable and is sure to warrant repeated spins on your turntable. To make a great record even better, we've added the exceptional talents of Baltimore comix hero Eamon Espey. His dark and humorous work, on the jacket and poster ties the whole album together.

I really enjoyed working on this project. Buy the record!