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Artist: THUJA
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"This is a limited edition of 500 copies on LP. Improvisational Bay Area quartet Thuja create aural landscapes that capture the reverberations of wood and wire, the sounds of breaking sticks and scraping stones, and the ambience of their surroundings into a shifting, dynamic musical framework. The members of Thuja play off each other and the space they inhabit with a natural instinct, succeeding in conjuring spectral compositions which are at once abstract yet inviting. For this self-titled release, their sixth full-length and first for Important Records, Thuja have assembled recordings from various live performance spaces (the Hemlock, the Oaklandish Gallery, Pehr Space, Kains Greenhouse) and have welcomed a variety of guests into the fold to help assist and expand their microscopic psychedelia toward a new plateau. After eight years, the semi-annual gathering of the members of Thuja is almost traditional, but new clearings are still to be discovered in its thickets of sound. This self-titled release is yet another essential artifact from Thujas ongoing explorations."- Important
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Artist: THUJA
Title: Pine Cone Temples
Format: Double CD
Label: Strange Attractors Audio House
Country: USA
Price: $17.50
"Much has been said about The Jewelled Antler Collective, the fertile womb from which Thuja emits its primordial ooze, and of Thuja itself.  A loose-knit assembly of like-minded sound ecologists who study the connections between their immediate environment and the music created by its players, Jewelled Antler claims a multitude of music makers in its orbit - Blithe Sons, Skygreen Leopards, Franciscan Hobbies being just a  mere cross-section.  Thuja, however, remains one of the earliest and best-known incarnations.  Steven R. Smith, Glenn Donaldson, Loren Chase, and Rob Reger coalesce interests in field recordings, found sound, experimentalism, folk and psychedelic rock  (among others) to weave seriously detailed and immense journeys into pure sound. By incorporating real-time recordings of natural sounds from their particular surroundings, the four members of Thuja play off each other and the space they inhabit with impeccable instinct, succeeding in creating eerie yet strikingly melodic compositions. The end result is a total immersion of the senses, for both the player and the listener. Across the grand expanse of Pine Cone Temples two discs, implements such as piano, guitars, percussion, and well-placed contact mics are blended like pigments to conjure the subtlest of sonics, pulling every lost drop of their immediate universe into floating and  buzzing cinematics. Minimalist hues are brush-stroked into being and slowly unfurl into the atmosphere.  Improvised clouds of sound softly erupt to form compositions of such immense and precise detail, it would seem the music was written out  rather than spontaneously developed.  Such is the magic of Thuja and their uncanny ability to sculpt microscopic  psychedelia from their immediate environment and collective consciousness." Strange Attractors Audio House.

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