Creel Pone Steve Birchall “Reality Gates, Electronic Meditations by Steve Birchall” (USA) CP045 CDr
... starts out with the absolutely piercing high tones / clarion call of “music of the spheres” after which we become the (un)willing passengers on dr. steven t. birchall’s mind-trip excelsior, passing through several key lobes of the beyond before zeroing in on the cranial lump responsible for, amongst other things, time itself...
... but don’t take my word for it; no less an authority on the xian psych / synth-dude crossroads than graveyard / wolf eye john olson (in response to the oeuvre(s) of mr.s birchall & nik “pascal” raicevic - more about him in due time) hath decreed"
’...unbelievable jaw destroying “dude with problems & synths” lp that are in their own frozen universe. something about deranged synth damage through the jokey-gimmicky electronics make for a slightly melodic less academic and avant folk real people iron forest jam every more unsettling. done right and done strange and individual these social misfits with cracked circus gear really drive the mad home to trance mediations & rhythmic hammers of swamp glue to truly cracked musics. upon millions of listening,, there is an approach & depth to this that stands more honest & direct than more “serious” electronic musics. this could be the ramleh & k. mizutani’s of the mid 70’s? true psychosis. few and far between but the payoff is a lifetime of mutant brain waves.
... certainly a neglected outsider-electronics classic, once again made audible/tangible, our lives made just that much more worth living by mr. p.c. c.p. this is going to be a wopr of a summer ...
creel pone press release ::
this creel pone edition includes:1 x crystal-clear resealable polypropylene cd sleeve with a black / silver foil stamp affixed to the exterior1 x single-sided six-color inkjet-printed hand-cut glossy-photo-stock booklet1 x four-color inkjet-printed compact disc recordable in a high-density round-bottom cd sleeve
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music of the spheres (s. birchall)
summer memories (s. birchall)
cosmic carousel (s. birchall)
abacaba (s. birchall)
poseidon’s meditation (s. birchall)
Creel Pone Release Notes
electronic meditations by steve birchall
recorded at gilfoy sound studios bloomington, indiana
special thanks to alex martin and jack gilfoy
engineer: mark hood
producer: steve birchall
cover: george de stefano
ampex mm 1000 16 track recorder
dbx noise reduction
studer a-80 recorder
eventide clockworks instant phaser
cooper time cube
neumann vms 70-sx68 computerized lathe
vcs-3 (putney) synthesizer by ems
manufactured by custom fidelity, hollywood, california
poseidon electronic music studio
(c) (p) 1973 dr. steven t. birchall
'... creel pone treatment of this set of deep-fried one-man-against-the-cosmos synth-automaton gunk from the distant us midwest (specifically; bloomington, indiana) of the early 70s, initially released on/by the “custom fidelity...
is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.