RIYL: free jazz and chillwave made a baby and its ADORABLE.

Label: Asthmatic Kitty Records and Sounds Are Active

Chris Schlarb sets the stage while you create the journey.  “Psychic Temples” is a lush, expansive album that coaxes your brain, body, and ears into a deep sense of relaxation.  This is the kind of record for winding down after a tough day.  Put it on and let it wash over you.

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The Details

An astounding work of passion and patience over one thousand hours in the making, Long Beach musician/composer Chris Schlarb bestows his latest musical vision, Psychic Temple, onto the world. Known for his work as half of the hypnotic, jazz/drone duo, I Heart Lung, Schlarb's latest work expands wildly in new directions, incorporating wordless vocal choirs, string quartets and horn sections into his 29-member ensemble.

Inspired by the rhythmic pulse of microhouse, and the melodic vocabulary of jazz and folk music, Psychic Temple is a deeply considered meditation on beauty. Recording began in January of 2009 and over the next nineteen months Schlarb collaborated with twenty-eight musicians (including four bassists, three drummers and six vocalists) to build Psychic Temple.

It would not be an exaggeration to boast that Psychic Temple contains performances from some of today's finest musicians including Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble, legendary Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalists Julianna Barwick, DM Stith, Joel St. Julien (of ELLUL), Aaron Roche, trumpeter Kris Tiner, Brian Blade Fellowship pedal steel guitarist Dave Easley, Weird Weeds percussionist Nick Hennies, guitarist Danny Miller and drummer Tabor Allen (of Rare Grooves and The Widow Babies), bassists Steuart Liebig, C.J. Boyd and Anthony Shadduck, and Danny T. Levin and David Moyer on horns.
released November 23, 2010

Includes 2-color hand silkscreened 12" gatefold cover. High quality 3 mil Polyethylene sleeve. Printed and pressed in the USA. Also includes immediate download.

Mysterious Psychic Temple pamphlet and center labels included while supplies last.
ships out within 7 days

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