It's time to get it together and feel the sound in your mind. Watch as the colors dance on the walls and the music tastes delicious on your tongue. Let the LIQUID SOUND COMPANY take you on a journey through your mind and refresh your body and soul. Isn't it about time you listened?
released May 1, 2017
The freaks that made the scene on these recordings:
Jason Spradlin - drums, percussion, hardcore dedication
John Perez - guitars, Freak Scene & Omnia Opera albums
Mark Cook - Warr guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3, Drinokatin, Maktron simulator
David Fargason - bass on tracks 5 and 6, energy ignitor
Songs 1, 2, and 3 by Perez, Cook, Spradlin, recorded in 2008
Songs 5 and 6 by Perez, Fargason, Spradlin, recorded in 2000
Song 4 by Perez, recorded in 1999
All songs mixed and mastered summer 2010 by the LSC at Mark Cooks laboratory
All artwork by John "Carcass" Fossum for Metal Rising Studios
We are all thankful to many people over the years.
John Perez thanks everyone that has supported my dreams thus making them a reality. So many great people surround my life past and present and I am grateful. Thanks to Sylvia Perez for running with this Tuck all this time and to Jesse Bruno for years of psychedelic banter and exchanges. Carcass for the tripping art and of course to all the LSC brethren, I'm lucky to have made music with you.
Jason Spradlin gives thanks to: Dharma Spradlin, Larry Lamb, Brooks Stacks (got any Heracleum?), Jason Kelly, Courtney Clack, Dave Griggs, Brad Bibbs, Brian Cohee, Raymond Bailey, Mike Davison, Terri Pritchard, Darrin Davis, Jeff Burns, Jeff & Rachel Spradlin, Mary & C.J. Breitwig, Lana & Ryan Smith, Patricia (Mom) & Jim Luecke, good vibrations and respect to Terry Horn, Mike McGary, Bob Fisher, Michael Briggs, Kris Swenson, Joe Blair, and every other musician I've performed and/or recorded with since the last LSC album in 2002. I dedicate this album to my father Horace Spradlin (R.I.P.) and to my brother Mark Luecke (R.I.P.) : you both had large record collections and this LP would've made a great addition. I'll see you guys on the other side.
Mark Cook thanks: Shannon Golenia, Warr guitars, Dave Streett, and my Mom.
The LIQUID SOUND COMPANY exists for the sole purpose of spreading the gospel of psychedelic oriented music and ideals. Nothing more, nothing less. That's what it's all about man. I mean, every now and then it's a bummer to have to deal with all the hassle of getting the message across but ultimately it's worth the effort. The psychedelic sounds in the air making people smile and exchange thoughts and feelings, words and glances. Smiling 'cause we all know where it's at. It's together and grooving on all things we feel and share in this wild ride through life.
I will testify to the absolute magic of the music we've made in the past with all of the family of musicians coming in and out of "the COMPANY." It's with extreme joy that I present some newly (well somewhat) recorded music from the LIQUID SOUND COMPANY, as well as some extremely rare live tracks I've managed to locate from the one and only gig we've ever played.
The first 3 tracks of this release are from the first coming together of the LIQUID SOUND COMPANY since the release of our second album, Inside The Acid Temple. I joined up with Spradlin and Mark Cook one extremely magickal evening and the results are presented here. Mark and Jason have played together for many years in such bands as 99 Names Of God, and Herd Of Instinct. Mark had never played with the LSC before, but these recordings show how versatile his abilities are. The three of us set up and recorded the proceedings in Mark's private studio. What you hear on these first 3 tracks is all live, one take, with minimal overdubbing or mixing. Our aspirations were to flow into a cosmic swirl of forward motion and mind pleasing melodies while letting the music guide our hands. This is precisely what happened. A form of pure positive psychedelic magic, the songs were guiding themselves as we became immersed in the soundpool. We're all very happy with the results and hope you find something in these works that makes you smile. Morning Sun is a demo track I recorded after an extremely heavy all night mind blowing session and this was the feeling I got when the Sun was slowly rising on the horizon. Beautiful and serene.
The last two tracks on this album are a bit of a mystery. While manning the front counter at a record store several years back I was given a tape by somebody whose name I cannot even remember. He said that he had attended a gig that we had done about 3 years prior and this was a bootleg recording of it. Lucky for us! We performed one gig somewhere way out in the country in a small building out in the middle of nowhere. A bit strange, but a somewhat calm and soothing atmosphere was in the air. It was difficult to make out any faces as the low lights and fog machine made it difficult to see anything at all. I was told there were a coven of witches in attendance and although I cannot confirm nor deny this, it seems an interesting proposition considering the nature of the music created that night. A bit dark, yet shining with hope and zestful energy, we were pushing our minds and the few people in attendance into a hypnotic, trancelike state. Fully charged, this was a night to remember, although most of us don't remember much about it! Thankfully, these two tracks exist and give us an audio reminder of some truly spaced out moments in our lives. I'm wondering just how I wrangled some of those supposed guitar sounds out of the equipment I was using, but then why ask me...for I know nothing! (John Perez / LIQUID SOUND COMPANY).
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