Four suites celebrating the fourfold nature of our existence recorded as they were created in The Tank.
At high noon on October 22nd, 2019, Mad Dog and Michael, two kindred shamanic adventurers, arrived between early snowstorms at the sacred confines of the Tank Center for Sonic Arts in Rangely, Colorado. The result is an explosion of musical creativity reminiscent of the early 1970's. It is often hard to tell who is playing what because this music involves a perpetually changing mosaic of highly textured sound from rare and unique instruments either from around the world or out of Michael's inventive imagination. Although it often sounds like a much larger ensemble, this album is the live work of only two players with no over dubbing. It presents sequentially the entire recording session and offers four suites of spontaneous compositions, one for each element, for a total of over two hours of original music.
released November 9, 2019
Michael Trigleth - Single & double Native American flutes, xiao/shakuhachi flute, handpan, overtone flute, panpipes, Appalachian dulcimer, Cello-doo (didgeridoo with cello strings), ocarina, didgeridoo, chimes, rattles, jaw harp, bells, marimba, potato chip bag and Udebe (African ùdù with metallic water pan on bottom)
Mad Dog Friedman - Single & drone Native American flutes, Moog Theremini, harmonicas, kalimba, marimba and rainstick
Samantha Lightshade - sound engineer and cover photo.
Michael Van Wagoner- volunteer assistant engineer.
Mad Dog Friedman - mastering, production and album design
Mad Dog writes from the moment and sings from his heart. His influences include sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats
& the delta blues. His songwriting is sincere, simple & often humorous. He has recorded many solo & collaborative projects featuring his spontaneous compositions on harmonica, Native American flute & Theremin. He is also the founder of Mad Dog Blues & The Astral Project....more