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Artist: ALCORN, SUSAN
Title: Evening Tales
Format: LP
Label: Mystra
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Mystra is beyond excited to be putting out the Susan Alcorn Evening Tales lp(!) We strongly doubt there ever will be a record in history that is anything like it...how could there!) A friend of ours was telling us a story recently about the first moon orbit...his eyes were wide...and he talked slowly...did you know... that when the first astronauts circled behind the moon.... they started hearing super crazy noises?? piercing sounds and strange reverb style effects and stuff... all coming from the planet Saturn(!) So cool...most have scared those astronauts(!) Its interesting...how no one seems to talk about this phenomenon...sounds emitted from a not too distant planet...there are so many mysteries still...(!)The beautiful music made by Susan Alcorn is one of them. Unique, amazing, and mysterious are just a few of the terms associated with her recordings...Why she is not better known/talked about is just part of the big mystery. Some in the know folks love her for sure...like us...but still(!) Maybe she REALLY IS too good for this world...Maybe she should play for the folks on Saturn instead...(?) And YES.. maybe there IS a similar quality to her sound...something a bit Saturn-like..with a outer space quality (A different Saturn than Sun-Ra? or maybe not...?)" - Mystra.

Artist: ALCORN, SUSAN
Title: And I Await the Resurrection of the Pedal Steel Guitar
Format: LP
Label: Olde English Spelling Bee
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"This is the fifth solo offering by the Houston, Texas based pedal steel sorceress, Susan Alcorn. "The Heart Sutra" opens and is inspired by the "Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Wisdom", which was delivered by Buddha 2,500 years ago. It is a beautiful, yet solemn work that reverbates from within as Susan strums those magical strings. The title track, "And I Await the Resurrection of the Pedal Steel Guitar", was inspired by Messiaens "Et Expecto Ressurectionum Mortuorum". It is a near 16-minute epic of stirring, haunting sounds. Each note is stretched out and floats like a spirit on the wind in a graveyard. Ms. Alcorns approach to the pedal steel guitar is completely unique and she doesnt quite sound like anyone else. If one is patient enough, they will realize that she makes every note and space count. "The Glass is Already Broken" is another piece in which each melodic fragment is touching, somber and well-selected, yet it drifts into a more sinister area. "The First Turning of the Wheel" was inspired, oddly enough, by the late Bob Graettinger, composer & arranger for Stan Kentons classic album, "This Modern World/City of Glass". I am not quite sure how this music is related to Kentons modern big band work, but again I was moved by the solemn spaciousness. For "The Second Turning of the Wheel", the notes are again softly stretched out and immensely eerie. On "Three Minute Warning", Susan lets each sound swirl and be bathed in a haze or a ghost-like echo." - Bruce G. (Downtown Music Gallery)

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