Tuesday, December 27, 2011

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers!
For our last entry of 2011's Pick of the Week we feature a multi-cultural collaboration known as 8x8, (Eight by Eight.) "8X8 is the transatlantic collaboration between Lane Steinberg (NYC, US) and Alex Khodchenko (Kiev, Ukraine). The entire album was recorded via file sharing. The principals have never met, nor even spoken. Their relationship, which began as a series of emails, blossomed over several years into a working musical partnership that transcends the lack of a common language and physical proximity."

Amazing sounds in the psychedelic-pop vein that, to these ears, belies the facts they've never been in the same room. A harbinger of efforts to come. My congratulations and applause to Lane & Iskandr. CD is also available via CDBaby.

You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Friday from 3 to 6am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

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