MURALS FOR IMMERSION OUT NOW

‘Murals For Immersion’ is Kenneth James Gibson’s 6th ambient outing under his given name, this time around collaborating with saxophonist Paul Carman who played and recorded with Frank Zappa in what Zappa called The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life.

In late 2022, Gibson and Carman started getting together at Gibson’s Idyllwild studio, laying down tons of Saxophone sounds – layers of drones, melody lines, and off kilter noises. Gibson processed, sculpted, and arranged these sounds into full fledged pieces of music. Although the original idea was to make a 100% pure Saxophone based album, sub-heavy Moog Prodigy bass swells were added to fill out the lower end of the spectrum. From this process we give you the aptly titled ‘Murals For Immersion’.

Head Shoppe “Seance”

The new Head Shoppe single titled ‘Seance’ is out now via @meadows.heavy.recorders! I had the pleasure of producing and playing on the album and I truly love what we did. LP coming June 7th! The beautifully tripped out murder-mystery short film ‘Seance’ by @studio_sparks_ is out now as well and had a nice write up at Post Magazine.

Further Translations review

“On the face of it, it’s a brave person who opens the door for others to rework their songs. But of course, from an artist’s point of view, it’s an exciting prospect and perhaps no different to a novelist seeing their story play out at the hands of someone else on the big screen. A fresh perspective on something the said artist has spent years agonising over. As they say, once art is out into the wilderness, no longer is it solely the creator’s.

If any artist across the experimental landscape is going to see their work undergo a facelift of sorts, then I can’t think of anyone better than Kenneth James Gibson. A purveyor of both composition and more conventional songcraft namely as the chief architect of Bell Gardens, no artist has amalgamated country-tinged gospel dreamscapes and esoteric sound worlds quite like Gibson.” READ MORE HERE

Los Angeles Record release show

Nov. 17th is the ‘Further Translations’ record release show in LA put on by @latebreakfastla at @2220arts. On the bill is @awakenedsoulsmusic, @xoxocyane, and myself. I’ll be performing music from albums The Evening Falls, In The Fields Of Nothing, and Groundskeeping. My friends @lessbellsmusic will be backing me up with strings & additional sonic landscaping. It’s gonna be a helluva night and I hope you all can put it on your calendar and make it out!

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Further translations pre-order

‘Further Translations’ is a remix album featuring some of my favorite artists and friends and it’s out on Meadows Heavy Recorders on November 10, 2023 on limited CD & Digital platforms. The album features remixes by Awakened Souls, Jack Dangers, Christopher Willits, Chuck Johnson, Less Bells, Scanner, Konstantin Gabbro, myself and my very good friend Brian McBride who sadly passed away not too long after he did his beautiful mix. This album is dedicated to BMcB.

Both the digital Bandcamp album & CD have exclusive bonus tracks. You can Pre-Order the album HERE.

Art & design by Cynthia Bernard AKA Marine Eyes.

Christopher Willits Poured Remix

Christopher @willits remix of ‘Poured Semi Silently Upon You’ is out now on all platforms via Meadows Heavy Recorders This is the last single of my upcoming remix album titled ‘Further Translations’. If you pre-order the album (Digital / CD) through my Bandcamp store you get an immediate download of Christopher’s remix as well as the first 3 remix singles. There’s bonus music on both the Bandcamp digital download & CD.

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