Mountain Ocean Sun’s search for deep peace, heavy drones, and sound healing has found them jamming with Deerhoof in Detroit, starting an organic music society in the extreme tropical heat of the Matthaei Botancial Garden on new years day, and all the way back to their first performance at a 500 year-old buddhist temple in Osaka, Japan. Bowed strings, harmonium, indian shruti boxes, gongs, ghosts, sea shells and bells are the spirit tools that these elemental earth’s children bring to this sixty-four minute peace conference.
“Recorded on a mountain, in the woods, near a river, a lake, and the city, the summer air was heavy and we sweated a lot. When it was over I was blind. I was pummeled by the minimalixm”
War (livonia michigan 2009)
released September 11, 2009
Mountain Ocean Sun is:
Jean Cook – Violin, Viola, Shruti box
Hitoko Sakai – Harmonium, Shruti box
Daniel Littleton – Harmonium, Bells, Kubing
Warren Defever – Bells, Percussion, Gong
Daniel Littleton has spent years playing with NYC’s quietest band IDA, and is also a frequent Tara Jane Oneil collaborator. Jean Cooks a violin-veteran and has jammed with everyone from Jon Langford to William Parker and Assif Tsahar. Hitoko Sakai worked with Japanese noise artist MSBR for years performing, organizing tours, and writing about the Japanese experimental and noise scene before recently moving to the USA. Warren Defever runs an artspace in Detroit called the UFO FACTORY and probably best known for his work with His Name is Alive (4AD).
Ian Hawgood's post-classical album with Danny Norbury, Clem Leek, Tim Martin and Aki Tomita. Released in 2012 it became a bit of a classic in the genre and supported their Japan tour in 2013. Home Normal
White Lab Recs had an amazing year of releases in 2020 and kick-off 2021 with this epic compilatoion featuring HN curator Ian Hawgood, The Green Kingdom, anthéne & Simon McCorry, and many more :) Home Normal
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As a few others have pointed out, this album has gotten me through the past few months with a calming and nurturing soundscape... looking forward to having the first 4 tracks on vinyl finally... wish I could hang out with everyone else who posted a comment about this album... muthubuntu
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I cannot think of another word to call this compilation besides masterpiece. A go-to for relaxation, stress reduction, introspection, and aural comfort. This album knows its role, delivers quality ambience, and showcases the exceptional talent that Past Inside the Present provides. Juniperus Kaizuka