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Peacock Black

by 3rd Ear Experience

Experimental Psychedelic Rock from the Mojave Desert.
Genre: Rock: Space Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Surface of Last Scattering
14:14 $1.50
2. Peacock Black
22:44 $1.50
3. Pocket Full of Stars
13:06 $1.50
4. High Lands
26:00 $6.00
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Album Notes
Simply put, this album weaves its own magic spell. Each piece is a mystical, impressionistic soundscape, a kaleidoscope of atmospheres that drift and meander like incense smoke caught in candlelight. From the get go, it is perfectly clear that these are excellent musicians at the top of their game, rebellious and unafraid. Wasting no time, the music suddenly bursts into a dense dazzling jam, drawing the listener into a pulsating, rhythmic foundation with no edges to hold on to. Motifs are hurled from one instrument to the next, cleaving idea to idea, from moment to moment, exploding with life and outrageous creativity. It is free music, unfettered and uncontainable. Then we are gently moved off into a more mysterious territory - part ambient, part rock, at times transitory, at times elegantly psychedelic with rhythms that are barely present. Integral to the seemingly loose jams is the musical interplay between the various members, exchanging riffs, whispering melodies ear to ear, weaving themes peaceful and restless, deconstructing tonalities in favor of foreboding ambiances. Building and peaking and returning to silence, these long tracks flow with a consistent spiritual quality that guides the musicians to carve unique musical forms, with finesse an ethereal beauty, from the well mined quarry of space rock.

3rd Ear Experience was formed by AmritaKripa and Robbi Robb as a means of documenting and sharing their experimental psychedelic space jams. Held at various locations in the Mojave Desert, the sessions might feature different players but the core music always arises out of spontaneous musical interaction with friends and musicians of like mind.

Peacock Black sessions were set up at the Furst Wurld Art and Performance Gallery. Simple recording equipment was brought in and the band, comprising of Dug Pinnick, Robbi Robb, Amritakripa, Eric Ryan, Alan Swanson and Eric Mouness, set up in a full circle around the gallery. Artists were invited to come and create art while the band jammed. Bobby Furst, the gallery owner, projected avante garde films onto a 30 foot screen. These four pieces are the first fruits of the sessions that continued for three days and nights. Later the tracks were brought in to Star Lane studios in Joshua Tree to do some editing and saxophone and didgeridoo overdubs with Aaron Merc and Kurosh Showghi.

Joshua Tree is a little village in the Mojave Desert with a small community comprised of known and unknown musicians, artist, dancers, farmers, film makers and astronomers. It is in this community that Robbi and Kripa discovered musical freedom. "It never felt right to play pre-arranged music in the desert under the star studded night sky" says Kripa "and so we abandoned formal arrangements and allowed the music to flow though us in a cosmic sonic dialogue between fellow musicians and stargazers". "The chief composer" says Robb, "is the art of listening with the third ear - in consort with a refined patience to express and interpret the sonic signals that arise from within as a result of being in the vastness of the desert beneath the voluptuous night sky"

Black Peacock was produced, recorded and mixed by Eric Ryan of ESR studios and mastered by Mark Fuller of Mark Fuller Mastering.



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Mind Blowing
I haven't heard anything this moving in YEARS! What a steal for only $9.99! Thank you to all the blessed musicians that came together to create this masterpiece.


Haven't heard from Robbi of Tribe After Tribe in a long time. He and Dug Pinnick of King's X have always sounded great together. This is no exception. Amazing display of power and spirituality. Hendrix meets The Mars Volta meets Pink Floyd. Incredible and highly recommended.

Andrew I.

I'm impressed!
4 songs, 76 minutes - what a trip! This album features Dug Pinnick, Robbi Robb, Amritakripa and more talented folks! But this ain't King's X like, and it's not Tribe After Tribe, either. This album features epic sound collages, sometimes psychedelic, sometimes a little tribal, sometimes quiet, sometimes loud. The band invites us to listen to lengthy jams, and I'm a little surprised that this is a helluva lot of fun.