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Ellis/Munk Ensemble

San Diego Sessions (El Paraiso)

£19.49

RELEASED: 14th August 2020
Black Vinyl Gatefold LP

Format:

Standard Black Vinyl Gatefold LP

San Diego is currently THE epicenter for heavy psychedelic rock in the US with bands such as Earthless, Astra and Radio Moscow paving the way for an astounding number of groups, creating a tight knit community of musicians.

On this session Denmark's Jonas Munk (Causa Sui) joins forces with San Diego native Brian Ellis (who's not only a prime mover in the psychedelic scene, but has also been active in California's jazz and funk circuits for several years), and an assemblage of prime musicians from the area, including members of Astra, Psicomagia, Monarch, Radio Moscow and Sacri Monti.

The result is an intoxicating brew that's hard to put a label on. Fueled by the furious drumming of Paul Marrone, and led by Jonas Munk's fuzzy lead guitar and the multicolored keys of Brian Ellis, there's an unmoored, floating quality to the music the large ensemble was creating at these sessions. It's the kind of record you can put on and just let it wash over you. The closest references would be Miles Davis circa Bitches Brew, Hendrix at Woodstock, or perhaps Can at their most blazing and levitational.

The music flows like an electric river of vintage keys, percussion and fuzz guitars. And it's glowing with life

Vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve with art by Alan Forbes and liner notes by Jonas Munk.

TRACKLISTING:

1. The Wedge

2. Pauly's Pentacles

3. Munk's Dream

4. Electric Saloon

5. Bucket Drips

6. Larry's Jungle Juice

7. Stone Steps