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IN PREPARATION for 2015
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A SONIC TIDAL WAVE CONTINUES TO YOUR LOCAL SHORE AS
AN INCOMING 'SUMMER SEASIDE RIFF' SERIES SPLASHES THE BRAINS..
THE DISTANT BEACON EMITS FURTHER LUCID TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE VOTIVE TRANSMUTATION SHRINE; THE PSYCHO-TROPICAL SOUNDS, EROTIC MELODIES, AND DREAM CREATURES CALL FROM THE BEGUILING ISLES INNER VALLEY AND BEYOND!

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BLACK or WHITE ORPHEUS:
PLACE OF THE HIDDEN SUN 

tape cassette
to be released on Lost Discoveries


Corum & Adele H.
 
 "Long strings of formidable words create a true call of ascension out of the dark musical terrain  of the Never-Never Land Underworld and into a bright tunnel of light toward the heavens.  Shimmering conjurations have a real effect in exalting the consciousness 
of the listener to the 'proper pitch' for the starry atmosphere.
The plasticity of our human minds exalted to a pitch of evocative suggestibility moulded into words containing intrinsic magical energies resulting in tapping and unsealing the subconscious, or 'Place of the Hidden Sun'."

A commemoration of all faithful departed recorded on All Souls Eve, during twilight,
inside the Votive Transmutation Shrine.


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BEGUILING ISLES:
TALES FROM THE VISION PIT
double tape cassette
to be released on Lost Discoveries  



Over an hour of recorded spore-infused psychotropical drum cycles and drone bliss from the deep space bubbling fungus within the ceremonial grounds of the Effigy Mounds!
   
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  BEGUILING ISLES:
EROTIC BALLET 
OF THE
 PANICS IN MAYFAIR
tape cassette 
to be released on Lost Discoveries


Inspired by the Panics' ritual dance, as witnessed in a dream.
This is romance music for Maidens of Streams and Fountains.
The rendezvous begins under the waterfall.....
   
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MILLION BRAZILIANS: 
PODEROSO MONICATO 

12" LP 
To be released this summer on Psychic Sounds
MUSIC FOR 'THE LOST TO APPEAR' and a 'RITUAL FOR RETURN'
CALLING ON THE POWERS OF THE MIGHTY MONICATO
(CIGAR AND SNAILS NOT INCLUDED)

   Recorded at Dub Narcotic & Psychic Sound's Leisure Hive 
 with special guests Arrington de Dionyso
Idaho Joe Windslow, Angelo Spencer and China Star!!
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MILLION BRAZILIANS:
SLIP ENCHANTMENTS 
tape cassette 
to be released on Moon Glyph


Solstice trilogy recorded in the Dub Narcotic temple with
Arrington de Dionyso & Angelo Spencer; flipside feature
 a selected live recording segment with Idaho Joe Windslow
for an alternative soundtrack from a collaboration with the Church of Film.  

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BEGUILING ISLES:
FANTASMA COSMOGONIA
  12" LP to be released on Psychic Sounds Research & Records
Digital & tape cassette version to be released on Moon Glyph

Long awaited next installment from the ship-wrecked mind of Corum
reporting directly from the Beguiling Isles! 

Enter the Eidolic Pavilion, or reappearing phantom center. 
Each levitating cube is a doorway
Step inside and let your mind float into 
a deep sea of an inner lucid plane.
 
and wake to experience the shimmering melodies of the MAGIC MIRROR;
Gateway music for the mental creatures welcoming 
you to the threshold of new zones!

Brave the overgrown arachnids

  in the volcanic tunnels of Atitlan.
Venture deep into the golden worship tube and...

Feel the heavy ceremonial procession for the mating ball to rise from pit.
Listen as the giant Emergent Serpents exchange secrets of 
the Isle's underworld labyrinth.  
It is from here we are consumed into the eternal void of the belly of this world
 

 (photo by Rebecca Price 2014)

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NEW COLLABORATION FROM
 MILLION BRAZILIANS  
 MSHR !!
 
12" LP to be released on Psychic Sounds


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 Tijuana Wax  
- tape cassette - 
Griffen (Sewn Leather / Skull Katalog) & Corum
 
"Tropical Hardcore"
An overloaded zoo of botanica items, temple sacrifices,
carnival games, hidden tombs and Freddy Krueger's haunted wax double;
all meditated on over some pungent ceviche and boozy hortcha.
Features #1 Hit - "ANCIENT PIG"
Dedicated to Tijuana's favorite street performer: EL MUERTO!

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Mummy Dust Trippers
Windslow & Corum
12"LP
 to be released on Psychic Sounds 
Experimental India's Mummy Dust Trippers aim to demonstrate the improvisational way of life through its use of transmitted exotic instrument experiments, sound inventions and trance devotions using such instruments as electronic tabla, nagaswaram, shehnai, ecktar, sarangi, drones, and traditional scales.  Corum & Windslow began with private station performances curated live presentations for each city as a link between their Inner Frequencies to the rest of the world.  They later adopted Experimental India Radio as the on-air name for the original broadcast of a featured live radio session and interview.  

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FOURTH WORLD MAGAZINE PRESENTS: 
TYPHONIAN HIGHLIFE 
12"LP
To be released on Pacific City Sound Visions
"For true Pacificity Heads, like Black Joker playing the sequel to Piper Maru, music accompanying a story by Charles about an African Shaman's startling revelation that Hollywood is aware of the Reptoid Overlord Rulers of Africa's Past. Pro Serpent in the Rainbow dark snake vibe…."
-Charles Berlitz, Pacific City Sound Visions
  

ALL TITLES TO BE DISTRIBUTED by
PSYCHIC SOUNDS / REVOLVER / TOMENTOSA (USA)
 HHV.DE (EUROPE) / MEDITATIONS (JAPAN)


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PREVIOUS RELEASES:
Experimental India Radio
presents
Puja Samagri Pipers / Mummy Dust Trippers
tape cassette
Released on Lost Discoveries Exotic Music Shop 
Order HERE



32 minutes straight from the Bazaar of India! 
Psychedelic tabla transmissions, exotic strings,
  and the sounds of precious gem mining in the sorcerer's bag of tricks!
 featuring the Mummy Dust Trippers:
 Corum / Windslow / Griffen (Skull Katalog / Sewn Leather!!!
Part of an ongoing series of experimental Indian instrumentation 
and future found recording compilations.  

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VOLCANIC GREMLIN MAGNET
Million Brazilians & Thollem Electric:
  tape cassette
Released on Psychic Sounds Research & Recordings
Order HERE
 


"For Freaks Only"
-Thollem McDonas 

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BLACK or WHITE ORPHEUS:
VOTIVE TRANSMUTATION SHRINE
tape cassette
Released on Lost Discoveries / Psyop Recordings
Order HERE





 Corum & Zurna @ MJ Temple (VTS)

Sounds contained within the starry vault known as the Votive Transmutation Shrine, an alternate dimension of temporal reality housing a primordial agent that unfolds divine knowledge awakening higher levels of consciousness through inspired rites of ancient ceremonies by early mystery cults of Orpheus.  Using the temperance transformation vibrations from the Black or White realms, we manifested the physical presence, as a symbol, originally as Michael Jackson's bioluminescent thriller time body core and then dark descension into the Never Never Land underworld.   

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PREVIOUSLY IN 2014:
 November 14
 Corum presents selections from 
 'Cosmogonia Mysterium'
Hypnotikon: Seattle Psych Fest 
@ Triple Door (in the Musicquarium Lounge)
 w/ Martin Rev. (Suicide) / Rain Parade / Bitchin Bajas
Food Pyramid / Midday Veil / New Weather & many more!

 SATURNSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Million Brazilians will be hosting 
 Fun Hog 7
@ Psychic Sounds Research Facilities 

 
 
▲ OPENING and CLOSING RITUAL by WHITE GOURD
☛ HAUNTED TROPICS sound installation by CORUM
☛ TERMINATOR DYSTOPIAN BAR ZONE by SK√úLL
☛ BLACK OR WHITE ORPHEUS sounds in the M.J. SHRINE
!☛MC by BARONIC WALL with
 Music by Expo 70 / CH 2 / Rank Sound (Brotman & Short / Stress Ape / Kuntry Bwoys) /
Idaho Joe Windslow / Geist and Sacred Ensemble  / 3 Moons /
 El Clammo and the Muscle Men featuring the Fork & Beanie Family Circus Et All
☛ Saturn based sinking ritual by Wynne Winningham (Bleakend at Bernies + La Porsha)
✪ Special Release date for Black or White Orpheus cassette / 
Million Brazilians & Thollem Electric: Volcanic Gremlin Magnet cassette /
Experimental India Radio: Puja Samagri Pipers / Mummy Dust Trippers cassette!!! ✪


White Gourd / Corum presents "Effigy Mounds" Tour
August 28- Kansas City, MO @ The Ship w/ Aurograph
September 2 - NYC @ 221 West 38th St. New York, NY for TABLOID: Issue 2 w/ 
DOORWAYS LE SPHINX /  DJ NICK KLEIN / DJ MORTON DOWNEY JR   
 September 3 - Providence, RI @ Opera Tech (Quince) w/ Gyna Bootleg / Yellow Dragon

(poster by Carlos Gonzales)
  September 5 - Belfast, Maine @ Ro-He-Ge (12 Mill Lane) - 9pm - w/
Toussaint St. Negritude / Tunes by Dan Beckman AKA the Uke of Space Villages
 (Tijuana photo by A.R. Faust)

 
July 25 -Antwerp, Belgium @Stadtslimite (across from river and castle) w/ Orphan Fairytale

(poster by Dennis Tyfus)

July 27 - Brussels, Belgium @ Renold art space w/ Siet Rae / Ada Van Hoorebeke / Bert Jacobs

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June 21 - w/ Million Brazilians /  HITS (feat Allan Wilson, Lisa Schonberg & Heather Treadway)
IMPULSIVE MACHINATIONS (Thollem McDonas + Sara Lund {Unwound}) 
@ Foggy Notion - 9:00
Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/241733785950407/


May 17 - June 14:
Portland Museum of Modern Art presents
EFFIGY MOUNDS
 Art of Corum 

MORE INFO HERE:
http://www.portlandmuseumofmodernart.com/Grant-Corum-May-2014

5202 N. Albina Ave.
 8pm, May 17
 

Performances by White Gourd
 and Corum presenting film collage of Effigy Mounds

 
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Effigy Mounds is a continuation of Beguiling Isles
presented as a live soundtrack to the film collage in collaboration with AR Faust.  

Touring with White Gourd and Idaho Joe Windslow.

EVENT PAGE HERE:
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March 13 - Portland, OR @ Xhurch - 20th + Going (8 sharp! - 10pm) w/ The Tenses (Smegma), Planets Around the Sun - http://xhurch.net/
March 14 - Seattle, WA @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Movement Studio w/ Karnak Temples, Arrington de Dionyso + guests, Projections by One Eye
March 15 - Olympia, WA @ Northern w/ Arrington de Dionyso, China Star & Daniel Buschar, Angelo Spencer
March 20 - Los Altos, CA @ KFJC 89.7 - Live Broadcast @ 3 PM - Stream live at www.kfjc.org
March 22 - L.A., CA @ Handbag Factory w/ Mankind (CHIARA GIOVANDO), Telecaves, Little Debbie,
March 24 - Anaheim, CA @ Enchanted Tiki Room
March 26 - Tijuana @ El Tigre Bar with Paraiso Depresivo, Perros Cobardes, Bleak End at Bernies
March 27 - San Diego @ Black Cat Lounge w/ Faust Fest, Nirvana cover band
March 29 - Oakland, CA @ The Church - V.E.X., Virtual Valhalla, Waxy Tombs, ARC
April 1 - Sacramento, CA @ Five Rivers w/ Idaho Joe , Buk Buk Big Ups
April 2 - Arcata, CA @ The Ink Annex/ w/ Idaho Joe, Darsombra / White Manna / Medicine Baul / Cosmic Rust
April 4 - Oakland, CA @ Stranded Records, 7pm special in-store performance!

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"Ceremonial Music for Spore Alter" 

"Beguiling Isles's Corum seems to take his moniker seriously creating a sound that evokes a mysterious isolation full of wondrous images.  Effigy Mounds features crunchy polyrhythmic electro-acoustic pulsations of tribal drums buried in atmospheric washes of flute solos and waves of distant drone-cloaked sounds. Sudden animal shrieks throughout the sinister fauna & flora glisten within streaks of reverb and delay, and notes ring out, chiming, combining the Million Brazilians style of arrhythmic drum n' brass stewed into a total freaky bliss for sure and is really quite listenable, too! There's definitely lots going on sonically, but Corum renders all that action in subtle shades, etheric voices, bouncing melodies, warm wind instruments and whatever might be part of the overall sound entering a whole new world once they're captured by his four track. Halfway through the A side, the movement shifts gears, and suddenly it's a full on drone, with warped shehnai (?) loops sounding like a swirling tornado of wailing subterranean bats creating a unified hypnotic call with wafts of strange bursts of organ warble, smeared into a meditative drift, that gradually gains momentum, transforming into a weirdly washed out hallucinogenic home brewed trance reminiscent of a Terry Riley "In C" style build up. Intense and aggressive and totally great sounds featured on the flipside; another rumpus romp through the haunted cavern of carefully constructed primal drum pulses peppered with droplets of dizzying flute notes, synths soar and sing, mysterious yelps bubbling up within the chaos churning a more powerfully possessive and pleasant sensation. While there is of course more ambient, moody elements of this disc, they take a backseat to the intensity of the blended rhythmic tribal drum patterns, whirling flute notes, industrial electronics and otherworldly chanting within dark tangled grooves of the electronic-ethnic noise jungle. It's a bit like sitting inside a hot cave, watching a frenzied procession, exchanging ritual calls back and forth, constantly altering within the fiery light of the ceremonial fire projecting dancing shadows that seem to tell a story from a subconscious chthonic plane.
In any event, Effigy Mounds is the next logical step in Corum's wild world of mystical tropical sonic minded lysergic soundscapes trilogy. Creepy and haunting and ominous but also strangely beautiful, and hell it still sounds like it could have been lifted straight from some lost Predator 2 or Serpent in the Rainbow soundtrack, which is in no way a bad thing. And it is frighteningly trance-inducing. It's kind of insane, kind of amazing. We like it, a lot."
-Karen, psychicsoundrecordings.blogspot.com

Played and Recorded by Corum  / Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
First 200 screenprinted gold-laced covers by Corum

 Part 2 of Beguiling Isles Trilogy
(see Pt. 1 Beguiling Isles: Born of Earth's Torments for introduction) 

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