HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA – The Egg That Never Opened: Radio Free Albemuth part. 1 (2022)

HCT's brand new debut album, out now (2022). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHxIr7hhMcU 1.The Egg That Never Opened2.Ich Bin's3.The Aramchek Accusation4.Valisystem A5.At Last He Will6.The Days of Blue Jeans Were Gone7.Diagnosing Johnny8.Placentia9.Klawpeels: Mission Checkup10.Mutual Hazard Line-upChris Bogen - guitars, keyboards, lap steel (1,4,7,9), melodica (2), noise collages (1, 5, 8, 9)Stian Carstensen - accordion, pedal steel (1,2,4,9), vocals (1),… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA – The Egg That Never Opened: Radio Free Albemuth part. 1 (2022)

José Lucchesi: a mysterious tango musician (made in Brazil)

José María Lucchesi was born José Marcos Lucchesi in Sorocaba, Brazil, in 1897. Lucchesi played mainly the accordion, but also piano, harmonica and guitar. Lucchesi went to France in the 1920s and became a French citizen in 1942. He died in Paris on February 10th, 1989. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I049Yqu519M Very little information on Lucchesi is available on… Continue lendo José Lucchesi: a mysterious tango musician (made in Brazil)

THE DESERTS OF TRAUN – Part III: The Lilac Moon

The Deserts of Traun, or simply TRAUN, is a music project created by drummer Dave Murray of Estradasphere and High Castle Teleorkestra. The pieces consist of progressive episodic music ranging from Gypsy-Jazz, Metal, Classical, Fusion, World, Electronic, Cinema and various other genre amalgamations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stic8l1deuA The albums are intended to be listened to chronologically, as the… Continue lendo THE DESERTS OF TRAUN – Part III: The Lilac Moon

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA: A Genre-Defying Supergroup Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard (Or Imagined)

For those who fancy bands and musicians such as Mr. Bungle, Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, Fantômas, Traun, Umlaut, Farmers Market, Atomic Ape/Red Fiction, John Zorn, among other musical specimens as exotic as they are sublime, High Castle Teleorkestra is a sure tip. If you’re not familiar with any of these names, allow us to introduce… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA: A Genre-Defying Supergroup Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Heard (Or Imagined)

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA – Mutual Hazard

Insolite ("odd", "weird", in French) designates, according to the etymology, everything that is unusual and escapes the realm of the ordinary. […] The word itself tells me more and less at the same time: it suggests something rare, in fact, but of a special and incisive rareness that is not limited to a simple average… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA – Mutual Hazard

TIM SMOLENS – How to Count Rhythms in 7

Tim Smolens from High Castle Teleorkestra, Estradaphere, and I.S.S. explains how to count in the odd meter of 7/8 and/or 7/4. He goes through numerous examples and demonstrates strategies for musicians to count it at different tempos and feel the rhythm internally. https://youtu.be/Hr1lJpJ85AE

HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA [HCT] – Kickstarter for Band Launch (2021)

For those who know and appreciate Estradasphere's music, some very good news: High Castle Teleorkestra is a fresh collaborative project — a music ensemble — formed of 3 Estradasphere members (Tim Smolens on bass, Dave Murray on drums, Timba Harris on violins), 2 former Mr. Bungle members (Bär McKinnon on sax, Danny Heifetz on drums),… Continue lendo HIGH CASTLE TELEORKESTRA [HCT] – Kickstarter for Band Launch (2021)