Saturday, November 15, 2014

BLACK OR WHITE ORPHEUS : VOTIVE TRANSMUTATION SHRINE

Grant Corum & Jefferson Zurna present:



"Black or White Orpheus is a sprawling 34 minute slow burning spell infused sonic dream and totally psychedelic jam, murky and lo-fi, Zurna's guitar unfurls in sheets of blurred sound that slowly coalesce into soaring wail melding with plenty of distant chant motifs in the mesmerizing blur creating a medieval space jam. To those familiar with the trance grooves and tropical ceremonial mythology that have riddled Corum's recordings for the past few years, this "Black or White Orpheus" album is a surprisingly dark brooding composition, but one that doesn't detour from his manifestations of free-will. For this album, Corum and Zurna have drawn a parallel from the ancient theologic texts of Orpheus and modern tragic tale of a ghost of doom past, Michael Jackson, creating a an evolving, choral requiem prefaced by a reflection on MJ'S rise, and delcline, symbolizing a sacrificial child for vice worship culture. The set runs from thin, metallic tones forming into detailed helix patterns in a way that evokes the more minimal sides through starry keyboard patterns which in turn parts to reveal the kinda hallucinatory weave you might associate with Corum's work. Opening with tinkling bells, long drawn out tones on some sort of horn, all very meditative and spiritual, with monk like chants woven into the fluttering field of shimmer and tinkle. It is affectingly reprised in the album's final track morphing into ascendant celebratory sonic sprawl of looped vocal drone mesmer, and an utterly absorbing one. Overall BOWO is a patient, edgy, atmospheric use of interwoven voice, guitar, and electronics creating a hypnotic work with woozy textures of bells, harp, viking horns and haunting vocals feeling that somewhere in the distance the silhouettes of mysterious hooded worshipers make a thunderous accent from the glowing underworld and into the skies. The result is a broody, eclectic and at times minimalistic fusion that alternately drone menacingly and truly pulse like heartbeats through the magickal ceremony. Highly Recommended!"
-Karen, www.psychicsoundrecordings.blogspot.com 

-Running Time: 34 minutes  

-Professionally dubbed in stereo to Cobalt tape & Dolby B 

Released as cassette by Lost Discoveries Exotic Music Shop / Psyop Recordings

available at www.3moons.bandcamp.com and www.psychicsounds.com



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LIVE COLAB ON ASTRO JAMS

7/21/14 @ Island, Minneapolis, MN. 3 Moons + Andy Neubaur and Naomi Joy perform in the Greek modes employed during the “7 Planets, 7 Days” performances, this time adding Thursday and Friday. Aiding the performance were light and shadow projections by Kristi Ternes. Special thanks to Ossian and LaPorsha Winningham for originally commissioning us to compose, improvise, and perform within this framework (see post below)

Friday, July 18, 2014

3 Moons - summer 2014



July 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ the Uptowner w/ Mikronaut
July 24 - Indianapolis, IN
July 25 - Canton, NC (Joel & Jessie's wedd'n) w/ Hot Norweigian
July 28 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight w/ Villiage of Spaces + Tashi Dorji
August 1 - Pittsburg, PA @ Pat / Evan's shop w/ Black Rainbow, The Fury
August 3 - Chicago, IL @ the Nitecap w/ Hazel Bishop, Right Eye Rita

Monday, June 23, 2014

"7 Planets 7 Days" at Human Resources, Los Angeles, April 2014





3 Moons performed live as the house orchestra for a series of ceremonial invocations of the Planetary Rulers (and namesakes) of the days of the week.  These ritual acts were worked by Ossian and La Porsha Winningham for Moon (Monday), Mars (Tuesday), and Mercury (Wednesday) on April 14, 15 and 16, respectively at Human Resources Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles.  Each night the music performed alongside their dramatic theatrical performances corresponded to scales and modes associated with these daily planetary forces by ancient Greek musical philosopher-mystics such as Pythagoreas, Aristides, Quintilianus, and Ptolemy. According these esteemed teachers, each of the planets our weekdays are named after corresond to musical "modes", which are like scales. Modes differ from scales in that it is the interval between each of the pitches that determine the mode. In other words it is a set of intervals between notes. So any of the modes can be played with any pitch as the root note. The root notes selected correspond to the properties of the governing planet, according to greek magical tradition. Each of the modes were known for their ability to strongly induce different feelings and states of awareness, such as, calm, violence, mystery, courage, libido, etc. Each planet and mode also have a long list of interdisciplinary correspondences such as colors, tarot keys, ritual events, virtues, hours, periodic elements, sexual positions, and out of body realms. It was with this in mind that 3 Moons composed the framework for improvisations for each of the invokations

Monday / Moon / White / Hypodorian:




Mars / Tuesday / Red / Phrygian:





Mercury / Wednesday / Silver / Hypophrygian:






Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3 MOONS / West Coast / Midwest / Spring dates 2014



SUNDAY MARCH 31 MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ PINECONE CASTLE w/ BLOODWALL, ORCHARD THIEF, TIME & TEMPERATURE

4/5 PORTLAND OR @ GLITTERDOMEw/ SWARMING HOARDS (FEAT. SUZANNE STONE), WEILAND DICKERSON DUO
4/10 SACREMENTO @ HOUSE SHOW w/ ART LESSING and FLOWER VATO, BUK BUK BIGUPS
4/12 OAKLAND @ TUNA TOWN W/ MAX BROTMAN, JOEY CASIO as: OBSIDIAN DRUM
4/14 LOS ANGELES @ HUMAN RESOURCES
4/15 LOS ANGELES @ HUMAN RESOURCES
4/16 LOS ANGELES @ HUMAN RESOURCES (facebook event page)
4/18 SAN DIEGO @ THRIFT TRADER w/ BLEAKEND AT BERNIES, BOWEN
4/19 TIJUANA, MEXICO @  OTRAS OBRAS w/ BLEAKEND
4/26 PHOENIX AZ @ TRUNK SPACE w/ COUNTRY SUN VISORS (JOEL and JESSE OF COMMON VISIONS)
4/27 DENVER CO @ SIDEWINDER w/ PYTHIAN WHISPERS
4/29 KANSAS CITY MO @ SOFA KING SWING w/ A PAIRING



Monday, March 17, 2014

Last of the Line



Here is a 20 minute compilation of excerpts from "Last of the Line," a theatrical musical by Andy Neubauer, Kinko Malada, Alina B. & Jefferson Zurna, based upon the album "Cacophony" by legendary schizoteric punk band Rudimentary Peni.  It was staged in secret at exacty 11:11 pm on the hidden loading dock of [un-named local business] before a large bike-in audience.  Most of the script, and virtually all of the un-narrated passages, though quite re-arranged were taken directly from Nick Blinko's ingenious lyrics for the album, which he in turn based upon the writings of inter-dimensional horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The unparalleled flights of lyrical narration were composed by Neubaur.

Friday, January 17, 2014

REMOTE CONTROL POST-SCRIPT



3 Moons lived and traveled in an old Ford Chinook Motorhome from March 2013 to January 2014. We crossed many rivers, borders, deserts, oceans, forests, plains, mountains, and skies.  From Washinton State, the many worlds of California, down into Mexico, across the Great Plains, and back along this wide circle several times over.  With our "Rolling Infusion Apothecary" in tow,  our guitars,e horns, electric piano, and electronics, and Ratchet-tone to guide us, we had an amazing, nealry year long adventure.  Many thanks to all the many friends, allies, and accomplices that contributed in innumerable ways to this Fitzcaraldo-esque project.  Also thanks to "Triple A".  We penetrated the Lodge of the Black Butterfly, and humbled ourselves in the Sanctuary of the Sunwomb.  Now we will rest thankfully in the Ice-Blue Heart Crystal of Minneapolis, MN for the winter months.  Over the long miles we compiled a few live recordings, as partly evidenced by this new tape cassette release "REMOTE CONTROL SPHINX".  RCS is a representation of the "instrumental" quasi-improvisational shadow side of our live sets from this tour, and includes recordings from some of the shows, a live-in-studio radio broadcast, a privately performed solo improvisation, and a spontaneous basement collaboration.  All the material was recorded "live" by stereo condensers except the live broadcast (which if you must know utilized 4 sm58s), and it is all "instrumental".  We are looking forward to finishing our studio album "Astronomy of Dreams"  this winter which features the songs we have been singing on this trip and some brand new ones as well. You can listen at www.3moons.bandcamp.com


Monday, October 14, 2013

NOVEMBER WITH LORD DOG BIRD - WEST COAST TOUR




3 MOONS November  2013 
WEST COAST tour with LORD DOG BIRD

http://www.lorddogbird.com/

11/2 Portland, OR @ Wazoo
11/3 Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth
11/4 Bellingham, WA @ Tubbs
11/5 Olympia, WA @ Alamingo House
11/6 Ashland, OR @ Tipsy House
11/7 Hayfork, CA @ Northern Delights
11/8  Hyampom, CA @ Brews n' Screws
11/9  Oakland, CA @ Tuna Town
11/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ food not lawns house
11/11 Oakland, CA @ Life Changing Ministries
11/12 Davis, CA @ House Show
11/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Oragami
11/15 San Diego, CA @ The Void
11/17 Sacramento, CA @ 5 Rivers Bardic Arts Center

We will be holding a new c48, "REMOTE CONTROL SPHINX" which consists of live recordings and collaborations over the past summer's international RV campaigne.  Guests musicians appearing on "Remote Control Sphinx" include ANDY NEWBAUR, IDAHO JOE WINDSLOW, and WILLOUGHBY AREVALO.  Also with us willl be an 8 inch lathe cut turntable slab featuring 2 new songs recorded in Minneapolis by ANDY McCORMICK of DREAMLAND FACES.



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WEEPING WINDOWS

ANDY NEWBAUR (Impractical Cockpit, Ancestral Diet) & JEFFERSON ZURNA (3 Moons, Visitor) present

WEEPING WINDOWS
EASTWARD BOUND FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO MAINE

SUNDAY AUGUST 11 CHICAGO @ TOBY
w/ ANDY ORTMANN

MONDAY AUGUST 12 CHICAGO @ EL MAMEY LOUNGE
w/ GULA GILA, THE CONFORMISTS, KISSER, ANDY ORTMANN

TUESDAY AUGUST 13 PITTSBURGH @ THE BUTTON w/ GENERAL FANTASY

THURSDAY AUGUST 15 PROVIDENCE @ MACHINES WITH MAGNETS

MONDAY AUGUST 19 BOSTON @  SOME HOUSE







Friday, June 14, 2013

Just posted some recent LIVE recordings to Bandcamp

listen to these and other fine audio works here:
www.3moons.bandcamp.com


Monday, February 11, 2013

3 Moons "REMOTE CONTROL SPHINX" tour APRIL 2013

WEST COAST USA "Doctor Anthropo's Curious Curated Specimen Library" proudly presents: American West Coast Live Experience "SPECIAL LOCATIONS" MAJICKAL MUSIC INVOKATIONS GENERATOR POWERED AND VENUE ENGAGEMENTS featuring SERPENT CALLING REED VIBRATIONS, RHODES TUNING FORK TINES PIANO TEMPLE, ANALOG SYNTH DETONATOR, FORKED TONGUE HUMAN VOICE AND DISTORED STRINGS OF STEEL by Jefferson Zurna and Kinko Malada

Tuesday March 19 - Portland, OR @ the Kenton Club w/ Slow Scream, Jai Milx

Friday April 29 - Olympia, WA @ Cryptotropa

Friday April 5 - Portland, OR @ Wazoo w/ WHITE GOURD, Fred Meyer, Iraqasaurus

Monday April 8 - Hayfork, CA @ Northern Delights w/ MALAIKAT DAN SINGA, The Lord Dog Bird

Tuesday April 9 - Arcata, CA @ Mex 'n Wow w/
MALAIKAT DAN SINGA, Savage Young Taterbug, Medicine Baul

Wednesday April 10 - LIVE ON 90 .5 KHSU-FM Humboldt Public Radio, Arcata, CA

Wednesday Apr il 10 - GENERATOR SHOW at MAD RIVER BEACH, Arcata w/ Versionary

Saturday April 13 - the Purple House, Oakland, CA w/ Business Etiquette, John Benson, Andy Magic Pulse Wave

Monday April 15 - Davis, CA @ Chillanova w/
RELIGIOUS GIRLS

Wednesday April 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hyperion Tavern w/ DON BOLLES and NORA KEYES

Friday April 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ MATA w/ Ezra Buchla, Heaven Plus

Tuesday April 23 - TIJUANA MEXICO @ Otros Obras (1250 Franciso I. Madera St. Centro

Friday April 26 - San Diego, CA @ the Cherokee House w/ Labs, Isolde Touch

Tuesday May 7 - Live in studio recording for EA TV San Francisco

Friday May 25 - Abiquiu, New Mexico - BLOG CABIN REUNION BASH

Friday June 14 - Denver Co - @ Crash 45 w/ RUSSIAN TSARLAG, HUMANBEAST

Sunday June 16 - Denver, CO - Mouth House w/ Pythian Whispers, Michael Amason (NYC)

Friday June 21 - Kansas City, MO - Leedy Volkous

Saturday June 22 - Kansas City, MO - special WEST BOTTOMS generator show

Sunday June 23 - Columbia MO - Diva House

Wednesday June 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock n Roll Science w/ HYAX, BABE QUEST

Sunday June 30 - Minneapolis, MN - Madame w/ Cole Weiland and Diva 93

Friday July 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Seward Cafe w/ the Blessed Broke, Bloodwall

Thursday, September 20, 2012

VISITOR "III"

AVAILIBLE NOW FROM LIGHTEN UP SOUNDS ... "Let yourself drown. Visitor have established themselves around Minneapolis as an undeniable powerhouse, with their singular brand of pounding riff worship and massive double drummer attack. Featuring Andie Mazorol (Myrrh, Mother Of Fire), Graham Baldwin (Bloodwall, 2208), and Jefferson Zurna (3 Moons, Gili Gili Men). Gigantic guitar wash and crunch, waves of echo and relentless pummeling rhythm. Have no fear, this is NOT bass laden drone bore, but crushing and deeply psychedelic doom rock anthems of the highest order. Two heavy side-long improv monoliths for these frightening modern days. Real time duplicated black shell cassette with black and brown labels comes packed in double sided fold out J-card featuring antique sepia tone photograph in a clear Norelco case. Like the ocean."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

3 Moons @ Hair Hole

3 Moons live at the Hair Hole in Columbia, MO as a 3 peice, featuring Dena Kinko Malada on the Farfisa and David Verbuc on the gongs. A long performance here of "Mirrored Minarets" from Well Dweller. 7/9/2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BEGUILING ISLES tour dates SUMMER 2012

all dates feature CORUM + JEFFERSON ZURNA

August 7 Minneapolis , MN @ Organ House w/ VISITOR, Larry Wish & his Guys, Escape from Terminus, Mr. Hide

August 8 - Iowa City, IA @ Alex Body's House w/ Kevin Greenspoon, Alex Body

August 9 Kansas City, MO @ Grunauer w/ Snuff Jazz

August 10 St. Louis, MO @ Momo

August 11 Chicago, IL @ Situations w/ MOM, Box, John Bellows

August 12 Madison, WI @ Dragon Fly Lounge w/ Second Family Band

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Psyop Interview on Slovenian Radio

David Verbuc, PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at UC Davis interviews Jefferson Zurna on the topic of "Spiritual Experimental Music Scenes in the U.S." for 'Radio Student' college radio out of Ljubljana. The page is in Slovenian so have some fun with the translator robot or just listen to the 2 hour show featuring lots of music by the likes of Ancestral Diet, Fake Hospital, 3 Moons, Impractical Cockpit, Snuff Jazz, White Gourd, Carnal Torpor, C-Section 8, Million Brazilians, and more. http://www.radiostudent.si/glasba/dj-grafiti/spiritualna-eksperimentalna-scena-v-zda