- October 2: as Million Brazilians Kraakfest @ Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium
October 5-18: Corum 'Universe B ' recording @ Tenerife, Canary Islands & for Monopoly Child Star Searchers, Pacific City Sound Visions Studios
Million Brazilians 'Cry In An Unknown Tongue'
x2 cassette out now ! Available at Kraakfest & through. Click here to purchase through our shop
Million Brazilians feat. Adele H 'Conchiglia'
digital now available through Kraak Records / Krut! Cassette edition will be available January 2021 ...
Lost Discoveries Radio TIMELASH 'MORPHOLOGY MIX' !
Radio Raheem & Artetetra presents TIMELASH 'TERRA INCOGNITA MIX' !
Timelash is the evolution of Embassador Dulgoon’s cryptozoological sci-fi opus ‘Hydrorion Remnants’ converging with Corum’s surreal sonic mapping as ‘Beguiling Isles’. The combined cinematic vision jettisons listeners through a psychedelic wormhole far beyond the usual perception of known audio latitude.
Aguirre Records has gone all out to inject this tribal dino DNA double slab of wax presented as twelve expansive and mesmerizing tracks of historical mutations linking early communication developments with speculative astrobiological impressions heard as mysterious & riveting melodies that wash over dizzying percussive styles and suspenseful ambience.
A variety of unexampled sounds take shape throughout as tectonic tablature, reptilian choral movements, bubbling bioluminescence, tube calls, orogenic bells, crustacean chatter, lost continent scales, high plains drifting riffs, and primordial soup lapping splashes revealing to listeners a living mural that is ’A Morphology of Wonders'.
The conjuring of cratonic creature harmonics resonate wildly from this interdimensional duet, emerging as Neopangaea music of now
- Zakira Luna, Psychic Sounds Research
- Comes with LARGE poster
- Edition of 300
- Mastered by Caleb Mulkerin
- All Music by Dulgoon & Corum
CORUM presents 'ROAD OPENER' mix for Vern's World
download / cassette tape
"Timelash is the freshly erupted synthesizer & SFX duet of Embassador Dulgoon (Nonlocal Research) and Corum (Psychic Sounds / Million Brazilians). Together they reveal new sound forms by playing with primeval motifs contrasted sharply against unfolding futuristic developments. The result is a simultaneous listening experience of ancient and alien settings told through their unique rhythm of language by mood-driven atmospheres, exotic tones, and electrifying sci-fi Cumbia jolt."
- October 2: as Million Brazilians - Kraakfest @ Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium
- October 5-18: Corum 'Universe B ' @ Tenerife, Canary Islands
Pacific City Sound Visions Studios
New Releases & forthcoming tracks & albums:
- Timelash 'Remembering Laurasia' track on Delta ~ Wave compilation
- Timelash s/t - Hare Akedod
- Timelash ' Amrita Hive Forager' track on Artetetra compilation
- Timelash 'A Morphology of Wonders' x2 LP (Aguirre Records)
- Million Brazilians 'Mystic Musk part 1' track on Devil's Triangle compilation
- Million Brazilians 'Eikasía Pulse' track on Lullabies for Insomniacs compilation
- Million Brazilians 'Night Fall In' - Post-Materialization Music
- Mummy Dust Trippers 'Song of Cactus House' reissue cassette / digital on Mascarpone Discos
Turned Word Records feature / Interview with Village of Spaces
BIg Debbie presents Soviet Synths
Italian Folklore & Superstition w/ Adele H
'Empire of Illusion'
as Lethal Tender
w/ Expo 70
Universe B - 'Web of Midnight'
Village of Spaces & Million Brazilians
Universe B - 'Bees Of Mercury'
Lavender Flu & Million Brazilians (Psychic Sounds / Meds)
Universe B - 'A View From Chiron'
Poster by CF
"The moon is out and it’s time for experiments in the Pacific Northwest. Enter the abode of Smegma Laboratories, dwelling of Ju Suk Reet Meate & Oblivia (The Tenses) whom are active in Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) notable collaborators with Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, John Wiese and infamous rock critic Richard Meltzer. It’s late in the evening and they have invited fellow Smegmateer David Morgan along with synthesized sculptors Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper of MSHR, and psychedelic shape-shifters Corum & Suzanne Stone of Million Brazilians. All have arrived to share conversation in a new potent brew of Sonic Fermentations about to be set into motion.
'Batches 1 & 2' are too mutagenic for any container, a deep drank of sci-fi exotica concoction with psychotropic effects churned by a monstrous kalimba, canned laughter, radio broadcast fritz, eerie lap steel, double reed riff, all torched in a broth of stretching electrical beams. Suspense arrives by waiting for these themes to disintegrate and dissolve steering into unrecognizable forms. Once that happens, allure clashes with grotesque, contours between exhilaration and wailing dissolve, and the music becomes a current of unified instinct by this Psychic Sounds Ensemble. Sip it or shoot it, either way will result in stimulating both head and visceral."
- Karen K, psychicsounds.com
Digital / CD
"In 1925, Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett disappeared in the indescribable jungles of Brazil during an expedition to find the lost city of Z. The city not only represented a sort of El Dorado, but also a state of consciousness in which the traveler and the jungle became a single being. Fawcett describes this ideal moment as the appearance of an inverted oasis; a deserted space in-between lush vegetation where one cannot longer distinguish one plant from the other, water from land or bugs from birds. All of them form a unified harmonic tissue of organic matter.
Strange Oasis by Million Brazilians is in sound what Fawcett dreamed to find. Loaded with layers of tribal percussion, far-out atmospheres and exotic melodies, this record achieves to gather lush and mystery in a tangible fabric of sound. Flutes pass as birds, taps as humid drops, melodies as organic currents. A ritual happening far away and within simultaneously. As the music crowds round us, the sounds take on animal and vegetal flesh to form a strange oasis in the exact middle of the inner jungle."
VIDEO COMING SOON!
'Urban Fossickated Octave'
(Feeding Tube Records)
Beautiful new LP (the seventh, I believe), from this wonderfully abstract outfit, who were birthed in the shadow of Smegma (Portland, OR), but have since relocated to Maine.
The foundational members of the band are Grant Corum (keyboards, vocals, tin whistle, vocals) and Suzanne Stone (alto sax, khene, vocals). For this album, recorded by Big Blood’s Caleb Mulkerin, they are joined by Caleb himself (tape loops & treatments) and Tom Kovacevic (piano & synth), both of whom played together back in Cerberus Shoals. The quartet is hot. Even when it’s a trio.
The music has a blocked-out and dreamy quality, with jazzoid touches and perhaps less of an ethnographic quality than some of the band’s work. But the music also exists in large chunks, which are moved around in a way that almost recalls (strategically, if not sonically) groups like Colorado’s Mnemonists/Biota collective. There’s a heavy and reflective quality to all the sounds generated and how they are shaped.
The album takes its title from the work of the late visionary artist, Paul Laffoley, from whom the band learned many lessons, and for whom the music stands as a sort of threnody. And the sounds here seem to inhabit some of the same psychic space as Laffoley’s work — creating panels of aural architecture with mandalic balance and flow.
Million Brazilians’ music has lots of depth and a shifting focus that makes it hard to identify as any particular brand of music. But as Duke Ellington so elegantly put it, “If it sounds good, it is good.” And Urban Fossickated Octave sounds more than good. Take it from the Duke. And then some.
-Byron Coley, 2019