Carlton Melton single out this month!
CARLTON MELTON formed along the Mendocino County coastline in Northern California on the weekend of July 17th, 2008. The idea to play live, loud, improvised, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic music in a geodesic dome had been discussed for many years prior to this date. The opportunity came to fruition after the dome was completely rebuilt and the acoustic sounds inside were fully realized.
The music is recorded live inside the dome to analog and digital sources using omni-directional microphones. All music is improvised in the sense that no one really knows who or what is going to be played at any given time. There are no rehearsals, practices, demonstration tapes, second takes… what you hear is the first take… ” Hit It And Quit It ” as Funkadelic would prescribe. There are no studios. We record in Brian’s house and Brian happens to live in a geodesic dome.
It is understood this music is not for everyone. If you prefer top-notch, modern day production and crafty songwriting you may want to stop here. If you prefer old SST label cassette tapes or an early Spaceman 3 cassette you recently found wedged in the back seat of your car you may dig some of this… or perhaps you like to listen and gaze at an old David Crosby LP now and then.
Stay tuned… Long Live Dome Rock…
Andy Duvall – Guitar/Drums
Clint Golden – Bass Guitar/Drums
Brian McDougall – Drums/Guitar
Rich Millman – Guitar/Synth
John Steuernagel – Bass Guitar
Deluxe limited edition “Handling Snakes” 7″ available August 2010
Limited to 500 copies
Signed and numbered by artist Alan Forbes
Bonus extras with each single
We will be taking pre-orders shortly, so keep an eye out at the Secret Serpents webstore!