ashtray navigations

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  • ashtray navigations – six imaginary scenes from the life of muhammad al aqil – nashazphone

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    This newest candle burning outing from the long going UK psych project headed by Mr. Phil Todd continues the quest for the farthest possible cosmic frequencies through FX, guitar, synth, and saz on a bed of field recordings. Some tracks in here almost enter the pantheon of NEW AGE MUSIC! Edition of 200 copies.
    -nashazphone


  • ashtray navigations – caeduceus and black sal -memoirs of an aesthete

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    The latest in Ashtray Navigations’ ongoing vinylization of our out-of-print CDR catalogue has this amped-up mindbender from 2007… yes, the one with the cute little doggies on the cover. Except now they’re on the label and the vinyl is pink. And there is no cover, just a PVC bag so it matches the Red Culture reissue.
    One side featuring a thick dinner of swirling tambouras, electric sitars and synths blasting out of tiny battery amp speakers wrapped in buzzing tinfoil (a description of the methodology here and not just the sound!). One side of clubfooted samba rhythms and twin guitar sustain overload which offers a key as to why Ashtray Navigations’ set at Thurston’s ATP a few years ago was roundly condemned as “Santana” in certain circles. Ashtray at its heaviest and most monolithic, though those words are often apply, I guess.
    -memoirs