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Monday, January 5, 2015

2015

EQUINOX SHOW
MILLION BRAZILIANS / GEIST & the SACRED ENSEMBLE / SLOW SCREAMS
@ HIGH WATER MARK TAVERN - Saturday, MARCH 21st 

 MANY THANKS TO ALL WHOM SUPPORTED THE MB EFFORTS IN 2014;
AND FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS! WE'RE FINISHING UP ALL THESE AMAZING 
RECORDINGS FROM THIS YEAR -- SOME OF THE BEST TO DATE! 
2015 WILL BE A TRULY GREAT YEAR FOR THE MB MYTHOS;
  WE'll BE RELOCATING TO MAINE BURROWED IN THE FOREST & GROVE OCEANSIDE and WORKING ON A SERIES OF NEW ALBUMS

* 
SUNBURSTS APPEAR IN DARK DISGUISES 
12" LP (Psychic Sounds

Part of the ongoing 'New Ideas in Psychic Music' series
featuring artists Arrington de DionysoIdaho Joe Windslow, Angelo Spencer, and China Star
 Recorded at Dub Narcotic & Psychic Sounds Research Facility  
Due to the immense amount of kept material, half of the this album will be released on LP from Psychic Sounds and half on tape cassette from Moon Glyph

*Special SPLIT series on tape cassette
  W/ TBA for Vomitose Tapes (Sewn Leather's new label!)

 *SESSIONS w/ The Tenses (Smegma) & MSHR on 12"(Psychic Sounds)
 
*DUNGEON JAZZ CEREMONY NIGHTS (Lost Album Restored and Finally Released!)

*PODOROSO FANTASMA in the works now!

WE'LL ALSO BE STARTING A MASSIVE BANDCAMP SITE WITH ALL THE MB
ALBUMS, SINGLES & PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL!!! 
    
SOME OF OUR FINAL WEST COAST SHOWS WILL BE HAPPENING IN PORTLAND IN  MARCH and NORTHEAST EXPEDITIONS TO BE EXPECTED FOR FALL 2015 - 
SO STAY TUNED!    
 
&
OUT NOW!: 
VOLCANIC GREMLIN MAGNET



Order at Psychic Sounds



"Wonderfully weird collaboration, between avant free jazz tribalists Million Brazilians and legendary improvised pianist Thollem McDonas creating a combo of yet another freaky transmission from whatever otherworldly outpost these mysterious Portland free jazz & drone outsiders call home, and lordy, is it chaotic, throbbing and beautiful. Eerie wavering electric insect buzz delicately unfurl near the start, quiet and pretty... that gives way to a ceremonial gong call churning into a rhythmic jam of deep bass and cyclic hand drum groove, super fuzzed-out organ, angular guitar thwack, flute coloration, and wailing sax sometimes in perfect harmony, other times exploding into an eruption of turbulent jazz freak out truly sounding like a primordial opening of volcanic cavern. Within those various sounds, MB & Thollem, intentionally twist everything all up, adding all kinds of evocative noises, woozy marimbas, mysterious rumbles, swirling jungle drums, sonic detritus of bells, shakers and ghostly calls that seem to unfold and flower and splinter into all sorts of different shapes and sounds as the set progresses forming some sort of scene like a Central American ritualistic exorcism into ecstatic celebration ending with a gorgeous distant flute calling. The Million Brazilian's sound have managed to be dangerously distinct and totally prolific, but completely enigmatic and underground at the same time. With Thollem's range between spastic gritty textures to enthralling minimalist pulsations of a well tempered synthesizer, "Volcanic Gremlin Magnet" creates a lush, expressive, and alien strain of jazz. It's a fantastic 54 minutes, all right! Highly Recommended!"
-AJ, psychicsoundrecordings.blogspot.com

"For Freaks Only"

-Professionally dubbed in Stereo onto Cobalt tape
-Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Mike Erwin
(MB live photo by Jason Edmonds 2014)