Κυριακή, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2007

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αυτός ο τύπος είναι ο william giacci, αυτός δηλαδή που έφτιαξε τους magic lantern. το όνομα σίγουρα δεν λέει τίποτα σε κανέναν, ούτε σε μένα έλεγε μέχρι να κατεβάσω τα δυο κομμάτια της κασέτας τους [κασέτα, ναι, υπάρχουν ακόμα γκρουπ που ηχογραφούν σε κασέτα] από κάποιον αμερικάνο που μου τους σύστησε σαν το the next big thing. huge thing, για την ακρίβεια. δεν χρειάζονται σχόλια για το κομμάτι. μιλάει μόνο του. εδώ είναι όσα στοιχεία βρήκα γι' αυτούς.
Magic Lantern began in Los Angeles, Calif. when film student William Giacchi started writing and recording music in his bedroom, and passing it along to friends. Before long he recruited several other local musicians, including Cameron Stallones, Philip Frank, and Andy Bruntel.
Magic Lantern's music is inspired by a wide range of artists and bands, from the Krautrock of Can and Ash Ra Tempel, the experimental psychedelia of Parson Sound and Magical Power Mako, the space rock textures of Loop and Spaceman 3, to the proto-metal of early Black Sabbath and Hawkwind.
The group says they try to unite the minimalist, Eastern concepts of drone and repetition with Western blues and rock-based music. At the same time, they value the unpredictability of improvisation and attempt to create compositions that offer the listener something new with each listen.
The band's name is a reference to the sole album by late '60s psychedelic folk group Haymarket Square, as well as the name of an early photographic device that prefigured the invention of cinema. In that spirit, Magic Lantern's artistic mission is to create new landscapes and journeys for the listener, compositions that conjure up equal feelings of the alien and the familiar. Like the musicians and songwriters who pioneered psychedelic rock, the band emphasizes musical textures and colors as equally as melody and harmony.
04. at the mountains of madness-magic lantern