Here we go! The BPBS Arts and Media crew is heading to Havana! (...And onward to Santiago de Cuba.) For the next five weeks we will be mostly off the grid. But we'll try and post updates, pics and footage when possible. Thank you again to the folks who came out for our presentations in Arcata and Portland. We are eternally grateful for your love and support. If you would like to you contribute to our upcoming documentary on Carnival in Cuba, please take a look at the link below, which will direct you to our Go Fund Me campaign... Alright, wish us luck!
This Ball of Wax #48 compilation release party features a rare
appearance by the Arcata, California/Portland group Die Geister
Beschworen, led by Oryan Peterson-Jones. Local scene vets may remember
him from his mid-’00s psych- and post-rock bands Datura Blues and Beast,
Please Be Still (they are still active, but now mostly based in
Portland). Enough history; let’s discuss DGB’s engrossing music. On
their well-stocked Bandcamp, you can find exceptional works like 2015’s Music Feeds Stars, a suite of outward-bound folk-rock that harks back to those early-’00s Weird America (™ The Wire
magazine) days. Alternately dense and diaphanous, these songs seed
pastoral tropes with strange aural flora and fauna. This year’s “The
Psychologically Ultimate Seashore”—on a split release with Espers’
Helena Espvall—is a disorienting studio dream marked by children singing
“Happy Birthday” amid a menacing, industrial-folk panorama.
DAVE SEGAL, The Stranger
"Despite their name, Die Geister Beschwören
appears to hail from greater Cascadia, from parts of Oregon and
Northern California. And despite adopting a spectral name in German,
their contribution to Ball of Wax 48 is in Spanish. “Cerro de
la Muerte,” translating to “Hill of the Dead,” is a brief, feverish,
Lynchian dream of a Mississippi blues song that serves as more interlude
than fully-formed song. It’s evocative and atmospheric, like if
“Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance was somehow dropped into El Topo. See if Die Geister Beschwören can recreate their dusty magick live on June 3rd at the Ball of Wax 48 Release show at Conor Byrne..."
BPBS Arts and Media Presents:
The 7th Annual Production of (recurring) DREAMS
Saturday, September 16th
@ The Sanctuary in Arcata, California
(Assigned scenes are subject to change.)
Opossum Suntrail... performing "Sunshine Through The Rain"
Five Minutes Alone... performing "The Peach Orchard"
Ghoul Hand... performing "The Blizzard"
Die Geister Beschwören... "The Tunnel"
The Gritty Kitties... "Crows"
Kit Lamb... performing "Mount Fuji in Red"
Deep Dark Light... performing "The Weeping Demon"
Crowey... performing "Village of the Watermills"
Die Geister Beschwören and Helena Espvall met in 2015 on a small Danish island...
Both acts were scheduled to perform at the Fanø Free Folk Festival and
their mutual appreciation for one another led to this collaboration. Tandem Tapes, a boutique label based out of Jakarta, Indonesia kindly
offered to release the collective material as a split cassette. Enjoy!