America Here & Now Sessions

by Expo Seventy

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about

Expo Seventy is back on Essence Music with the mastermind Justin Wright bringing together a rare line-up featuring two drummers. The four-piece only lived during a short period of time and the thunderous experiments achieved by these unique sonic hypnotists are fully presented here.

With an impressive discography of transcendent kosmische drones, slow-burn psychedelic magnetism and heavier sounds behind him, Wright decided to set a new milestone with America Here & Now Sessions. Freely touching distant, dark corners of the cosmos where the sun shines timid, the band slowly builds two long movements of truly mesmerizing, free-form quality that propels the listener even higher to maximum altered state of consciousness.

Warm, harmonic, meditational analog synth explorations get eventually accompanied by bursting, ritualistic percussions and distorted guitar tones, while a gloomy welcome ceremony of heavier guitar jams paints a grand canvas of seriously dark psychedelia.

America Here & Now Sessions was recorded during the three-week art experience started in Kansas City featuring paintings, sculptures, poetry, plays, films and music from local and national artists called “America: Now And Here – A cross-country traveling dialogue about America through the arts”. Local musician Ashley Miller spearheaded a recording project that featured a handful of local acts to record some music that would be later edited together and released as an album. The project lost funding, but Expo Seventy was able to record as part of the art experiment.

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— CD:
Sturdy tip-on mini-LP gatefold packaging displaying utterly different artwork from the vinyl edition. Design courtesy of Justin Wright himself. Includes an OBI strip and a bonus track. Limited to 200 copies.

— LP — SOLD OUT:
Limited to 160 copies on BLACK vinyl (housed on Red packaging) and 140 copies on GOLD vinyl (housed on Brown packaging). Sturdy hand-screenprinted die-cut packaging, including a fold-out poster/innersleeve and insert. 180g high-quality wax.

— SPECIAL EDITION — SOLD OUT:
Strictly limited art edition of 119 hand-numbered copies. Included are the following items:
— The vinyl edition on an exclusive color variant – WHITE wax (housed on Blue packaging).
— A large hand-drawn/silkscreened fold-out poster.
— The CD edition;
— An exclusive bonus album on CDR – housed on custom handmade pack – called "Beyond From Where We Started From", with recent trio-mode Expo Seventy free jams of the highest order.
Everything housed on a beautiful hand-stitched/silkscreened cloth bag.

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credits

released December 9, 2016

Recorded by Ashley Miller and Jon Kraft for America: Now & Here.
Mixed by Ashley Miller.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Artworks by Erik A. Hamline - Steady Co. (LP edition) and Justin Wright (CD edition).

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