"Rhyton is a band that features Dave Shuford (No Neck Blues Band), D. Charles Speer, Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills), and Spencer Herbst (Messages, Matta Llama) improvising their way through fields of psychedelic rock. Rhyton pours out a sonic libation unto the liberated world. Waveforms ring out, alternately frozen and blazing, wrenched from an improvisational method..." - Last.fm
Monday, March 5, 2012
"Floating down the Yuba River, hang gliding off the cliffs at Fort Funston, a day at Ocean Beach with the dog, a leisurely stroll in Golden Gate Park, a fat bag of Trainwreck; these are among the many images that come to mind when listening to Mitchell and Manley’s Norcal Values. Inspired by his spiritual advisor, Bettina Richards, Phil Manley recruited the shredding stylings of Earthless’ Isaiah Mitchell to collaborate on a record comprised almost exclusively of a single continuous guitar solo. The recording was made live with no overdubs - completely improvised. This recording exhibits inspiration so pure that it could only come from within. Drawing from the classical Indian music tradition as well as from modern new age music, Norcal Values is the sonic equivalent of fine Californian cuisine. We invite you to dine upon its bountiful aural splendor. Bon appetite!"
"Electric Magma formed in 2000 in the tiny hamlet known as Toronto, Canada. Emerging from the ashes of previous musical endeavors, the thunderous trio comprised of Tryg Smith , Tim Reesor and Mario Lunardo forged ahead with their vision of sonic eruption. Halfway up the fuzzed-out sludge ladder, somewhere in between the metal boogie rock of Clutch and the surfed-up stoner rock of Fu Manchu, lies the sound of burning liquid rock. Electrified Magma... While the lack of a singer can be a crippling obstacle for many a lesser band, it has only added fuel to their collective fire and driven their fuzzed-out riff rock into another dimension..." - Last.fm
"The band has had a variation of styles, from psychedelic to alternative, progresive to grunge, stoner rock, blues and many others. Their main influences range from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Porcupine Tree, A Perfect Circle, The Doors, King Crimson, Cactus, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Pearl Jam, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Gov’t Mule and Cream. They are considered the pioneers of Romanian psychedelic blues rock. Their style is a mixture of genres like hard rock, progressive rock with free jazz sessions. The rock press usually compares Survolaj to Led Zeppelin and The Doors..." - Last.fm