Spotted Peccary Podcast #39

Podcast 39

2012 In Review – Pt. 2 (0:00) Welcome to part two of 2012 in review! (0:58) “Small Blue Ones” by Darshan Ambient (4:15) “Midnight Encounter” by Craig Padilla (12:50) “Dream Travel” by Craig Padilla & Zero Ohms (17:43) “Who Will Answer” by Darshan Ambient (21:47) “Chinook Wind (excerpt)” by Paul Ellis (26:35) “Nocturne” by Northcore (31:48) “Strange Storms” by Craig Padilla & Zero Ohms (34:50) “To Look At In Winter” …continue…

Spotted Peccary Podcast #38

Spotted Peccary Podcast

It’s December 22, and the Earth is still here. That means our last remaining excuse for not doing a new podcast has just bitten the dust. There has been waaay too much music released since episode 37, so this will be a two-part series… 2012 In Review – Pt. 1 (0:00) Welcome, we’re back! (0:48) “Falling Light” by Darshan Ambient (6:00) “Looking Glass” by Northcore (9:38) “Spirit Signs” by Craig …continue…

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!

Listen & Order Now >

“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…