New music by Griesgraber & Lams

Unnamed Lands

Unnamed Lands CD – advanced copies now available

Bert Lams (founding and current member of the legendary California Guitar Trio) has joined forces with Tom Griesgraber (Chapman Stick virtuoso) to create a wonderful new album. Organic and instrumental, the project tells the tale of a mid 19th century wagon train as it journeys westward toward the Pacific.

The official release of this album won’t be until spring 2013, but Tom & Bert have made a limited number of advance copies available now, and we have some in stock and ready to ship!

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“For over four years, guitarist Bert Lams and myself have been working to bring you this album and it has changed over time into something unlike anything either of us has ever done before. Fourteen original instrumental tracks work together as a whole to tell the story of a group of wagon train pioneers heading west circa 1840. A lavish 12-page booklet features original stories presented as “diary entries,” along with fantastic original artwork to further immerse the listener in the experience. It’s just Chapman Stick and guitar throughout, but along the way I’d like to think we’ve come up with something quite new stylistically. I somewhat jokingly refer to it as “Progressive Americana,” as things like odd meters, and adventurous sounds live alongside more folk-like melodies and clean sounds.”

- Tom Griesgraber

New Release from Padilla & Ohms

When The Earth Is Far Away

Imagine traveling through a solitary and vast expanse; a distant sojourn into the farthest reaches of space, searching for another planet to eventually inhabit. That is the sound and story of When The Earth Is Far Away, the third collaboration from synthesist Craig Padilla and flute master Zero Ohms. Hailing from opposite sides of a continent, the two veteran musicians have crafted a dreamlike tapestry of organic space music, showcasing …continue…

New Lotuspike Release – Falling Light by Darshan Ambient

Falling Light

Picking up where 2011’s Dream In Blue left off, Falling Light finds Darshan Ambient moving more towards an almost ambient Americana sound this time around. The deliberate use of lap steel and slide guitars blended with synth textures that seem to stretch to the horizon, brings to mind visions of wide open spaces, big skies and endless possibilities. The trademark hypnotic and heartfelt style that has come to define all …continue…

New Website with downloads

New Website

Big news!  Our new website has just launched, and we now offer downloads directly from the webshop!  We’re talking high quality digital downloads, because as a label that’s run by artists, we have always taken extra care to achieve the best possible audio quality on the albums we release, and we believe that same dedication to quality should extend to the downloads we offer.  After all, what’s the point of …continue…

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New Lotuspike release – I AM HERE by Paul Ellis

I Am Here

Ancient and modern come together on I Am Here, as veteran musician/ composer Paul Ellis creates an electronic music portrait inspired by the mysterious rock carvings of the Chinook Tribe of Native Americans who lived in the Columbia River Gorge 15,000 years ago. The three long form compositions on the album, two in the 20 minute range, and one almost 30 minutes in length, have a spellbinding quality that is …continue…

New O3E Release – Desatero by Northcore

Desatero

Some of the most original, intriguing, and experimental electronica being produced today can be found in the music of the UK-based duo Northcore. Desatero is Northcore’s premiere release on Spotted Peccary’s O3E imprint. This compelling collection of exquisitely recorded sound paintings combines electronic ambient, ethno-inspired, acoustic, and sometimes upbeat sources into a mystical and intriguing whole that should appeal to fans of Biosphere, Bat for Lashes, Pete Namlook, Peter Gabriel, …continue…

MUSIC IS ART – Podcast #37

MUSIC IS ART #37

Peccary Podcast #37 March 2012 Spring is here once again. The trees and flowers are budding, and the birds and bees are out doing their thing. However, here at the podcast, we’re always a few months behind the rest of the world, so we’re going to explore two releases that came out a few months back…during the deep chill of winter. This episode features nearly an hour of music from …continue…