All instruments played by SA. Recorded and produced by SA, Berkeley, California, digital only, self-released twenty-eight and a half minute EP. Currently only on SoundCloud and Bandcamp, for four dollar purchase. Will be distributed with CD Baby to all platforms.
The genres must be loosely interpreted: neo-classical, space rock, avant-garde, dark ambient at the beginning and moving to ambient by the end with the drone song "Dew of the Sea." There don't seem to be other people making drone-heavy music with snare drum, pungi (Indian snake charmer gourd drone instrument) silver flute, melodica and harmonica.
Every song in the EP includes snare drum, a departure from SA's usual bodhrán. Some of the sounds that could be interpreted as the babies floating by in the distance are vocalizations, khaen, and pungi. The final song, "Dew of the Sea," creates the core ambience by playing multiple tracks of silver flute. The mood is relatively lighthearted compared to most SA music, and doesn't include the guitar, which features on the other music.
Official description: "When the EP is taken as a whole and relaxed into as Lost in Physics with Babies, it becomes an electroacoustic space rock passive journey... Or is it all taking place in the mind of someone dissociating while trying to study physics, with babies climbing over the books?
You float as if in amniotic fluid through the dream logic of the discombobulated inner/outer realm of the quantum foam reality while distant babies howl and cry and bloom, passing by in space. And the purity of new fresh beginnings is reached by the end, as the babies are enraptured.
At first, there is the warning and as you heed it -- the eerie wandering to locations where nothing makes sense, to the room where everything happens, and out to the purity.
Pungi (snake charmer gourd from India), khaen (bamboo and wood mouth organ from Thailand), silver flute, snare drum, harmonica and melodica."
Genres of other EPs include dark ambient, experimental psychedelic, noise metal. Another EP, Out Your Cages, was released shortly after this one on Bandcamp and SoundCloud and is forthcoming with the distributor, and it includes some drone as well: dystopian inspirational for noble outlaws. The other EPs are found on the homepage of this website. In reviews, interviews, etc., mention of the EP in context of past work would be nice.
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