Sky City

Sky City


imprec159   CD


Sky City features Tom Carter (Charalambides), Robert Horton, Lisa Cameron & Lee Ann Cameron. Lisa Cameron is a drummer and percussionist from Austin, Texas, whom Tom Carter has played with in the past. Lisa creates exquisite noise by vibrating snares and cymbals with feedback. When she heard Tom Carter and Robert Horton’s Lunar Eclipse, she wanted to record with them. Lisa and vocalist Lee Ann Cameron drove from Austin to the Bay Area and a session was planned. In the meantime, Tom was journeying in New Mexico and drove by a road sign to Sky City, so he had found the name for the new group.

The day of the session, Lisa and Lee Ann drove from San Francisco, picked up Tom in Oakland and arrived at the studio on the hill. Lisa had somehow left her equipment in SF. As they drove up, I heard Tom say, “That’s so Texas.” Then the magic started.

Lisa asked, “Do you have a cymbal?”

“Yes”

“An extra contact microphone?”

“Yes.”

“A snare?”

“Yes.”

" Some strips of metal?”

“Yes.”

Then we walked over the abyss together into Sky City.

Sky City is psychedelic space music with all the atoms of surfaces freed to inter and counter react. Noise in the outer dimension. Horton’s homemade inventions, Carter’s lyrical ebow guitar lines. The walking on the moon vocals of Lee Ann Cameron. The vibration of material planes by Lisa Cameron. The broken blues of the boot ( Horton’s oldest instrument 4 strings on a piece of wood the shape of italy). Sun Ra ark and Neil Young’s arc put through a digital blender and reconstituted for space travel. The magical musical thing (MMT) a toy synthesizer from the 70”s. A great drawing on the inside cover by Natacha Robinson. A chance for music induced time travel to parallel worlds and an opportunity to recieve a collect call for the future from Sky City.

TRACK LISTING

1.    Are You On The Solar Ark Or Not

2.    The Sky Is Crying

3.    Its After The End Of The World

4.    A Visit To Sky City

REVIEWS

also recommended


Tom Carter & Robert Horton Duo

Lunar Eclipse

Vibracathedral Orchestra

Tuning To The Rooster

Mudsuckers

Mudsuckers

My Cat Is An Alien

Cosmic Light Of The Third Millennium

Mouthus

The Long Salt

Pestrepeller

Isle Of Dark Magick

7"
SOLD OUT

My Cat Is An Alien

Introducing The Cosmic Light

Tom Carter

Shots At Infinity 2

2xlp
SOLD OUT

Hototogisu

Pale Fatal Sister

Black Magic Disco

Black Magic Disco

2xCD
INFO|BUY

Hototogisu

Floating Japanese Oof! Gardens Of The 21st Century

Tom Carter

Shots At Infinity 1

lp
SOLD OUT

Thuja

Thuja

CD
SOLD OUT

Nurse With Wound & Larsen

Erroneous: A Selection Of Errors

CD/LP
INFO|BUY

Smegma

Mirage

Kawabata Makoto & Michishita Shinsuke

Basement Echo

2xLP
INFO|BUY

My Cat Is An Alien / Praxinoscope

For The Tears Of Land, Prayers From Outer Space

cd/lp
INFO|BUY

Strings Of Consciousness & Angel

s/t

CD
SOLD OUT

LSD March

Under Milk Wood

Mouthus / Bulbs

Where The Bridge Was Found / Emerald Isle

Merzbow

Jigokuhen