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Civilian Life

by Ernesto Diaz-Infante

This CD is a collection of Ernesto Diaz-Infante's studio and live recordings that were created from 2003 to 2011. It is comprised of mantra guitar strumming and is his first solo album in ten years.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome to San Francisco
0:36 $0.99
2. Sun Hypnotic!
3:28 $0.99
3. Easy to Disappear Into This Fog
8:25 $0.99
4. Yerba Buena
12:23 $0.99
5. A Gentle Reminder
0:21 $0.99
6. The Morning Sun Pours Through the Window
1:58 $0.99
7. Palais Idéal
4:09 $0.99
8. Memories, Like Clouds . . .
2:06 $0.99
9. JT
1:45 $0.99
10. La Casa Encendida
7:50 $0.99
11. Shellacking the Sidewalk
2:02 $0.99
12. The Pedestrian Tunnel At the Conservatory of Flowers
3:28 $0.99
13. Small Halo
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Album Notes
Ernesto Diaz-Infante: acoustic and amplified bajo sexto, steel-string acoustic guitar, acoustic backpacker guitar, voice, singing bowl, electronic tanpura, and field recordings.

All compositions by Ernesto Diaz-Infante (Itz'at Musica/BMI)
Recorded by Ernesto Diaz-Infante using a Sony Portable MiniDisc Recorder and a Tascam Portastudio 4-track at various places including: Next Door to the Jefferson Airplane Studios (2, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13), Golden Gate Park (12) and BART (1), September 2003 to August 2008; excerpts from 'Sun Heals Life' live performances at Bang on a Can Marathon at Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, San Francisco, February 2008 (4); at Palais Idéal: A Festival of Adventurous, Strange and Visionary Music, Chico, California, October 2006 (7); at Conciertos Chicanos for the Pintores de Atzlán art exhibition at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, March 2007 (10); a Live phone-in performance for 'It's Too Damn Early' radio program on WDBX-FM, August 2009 (3).

Edited by Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Mastered by Jeff Arnal
CD design by Jeff Petersen
Front cover art (stills from 'Sun Heals Life') by Marjorie Sturm and Inside art (journal drawings) by Ernesto Diaz-Infante

Thanks to Marjorie, Ezra, Shoshana, Sadie, Yellow, and Goldfish for prioritizing these sunset mantra rituals with me! Thanks to Jeff Arnal for mastering and Jeff Petersen for the design! Thanks to Isabel Yrigoyen at YBCA! Thanks to Kenny Savelson at Bang on a Can! Thanks to Ignacio Marin for bringing me to Madrid! Thanks to Jason Cassidy at Palais Idéal Festival! Thanks to DaveX at ITDE! Thanks to the poets Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, Jack Hirschman, and Octavio Paz for their inspiration! Thanks to the Bagwell family for being the best landlords in the world! Thanks to the San Francisco Public Library for employing me in all of "my states." Thanks to Dr. Harry Z. Coren. My email is My homepage is
Peace and abrazos! ernesto.



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