11/11 • THE LIVING MIRROR RELEASED ON LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL
I am thrilled to announce that The Living Mirror, my album of solo acoustic guitar improvisations and ink drawings, is now available in a limited edition white vinyl format thanks to the work of Echodelick Records (US), Ramble Records (AU), and, above all, to Lucy Adlington and The Crystal Cabinet (UK). Based on where you live, you can purchase the vinyl directly from these three sources. For US orders you can simply click the image on the left.
Buddhist Bubblegum Interview with Ross Simonini for ArtReview
I had a lovely conversation about Arthur Russell and my book, "Buddhist Bubblegum," with Ross Simonini via ArtReview Magazine's "Subject, Object, Verb" series. Click on the image to listen. Here is the description of the episode from ArtReview.
"This episode is a conversation with the writer Matt Marble on the composer Arthur Russell, who was active in the ‘70s and ‘80s music scene in New York. Marble’s book Buddhist Bubblegum is a study of Russell’s life and music, which spanned many styles and invoked esoteric practices such as Tantra and Shingon Buddhism. On the podcast, Marble discusses Russell’s philosophical perspectives on such divergent topics as non-dualism and disco music, and how Russell worked with his Buddhist teacher to create what he believed would be the pop music of the future."
MATT MARBLE PRESENTS "THE ILLUSIONED EAR,"
A PLAYLIST FOR LOST DISCOVERIES RADIO
Click the image to the left to visit the Lost Discoveries website and stream "The Illusioned Ear"...
"Tonight we welcome Matt Marble, a North Carolina-based artist and historical excavator of mystical American music. Having explored the spiritual background of Arthur Russell's creative process in his book Buddhist Bubblegum, Matt has since researched and uncovered a neglected history of American metaphysical music, as featured on the podcast Secret Sound. Reflecting on the esoteric sounds of America's spiritual imagination, "The Illusioned Ear" offers up sonic visions and spirit invocations, cosmic soundscapes and voicings of the Holy Spirit. This includes rare recordings of an early séance hymn, Paganini as performed by a psychic violinist, an improvised concert in the Great Pyramid of Giza, theosophical gospel, Afro-Cuban Lucumí music, and much much more. An inspired and beautifully spooky journey for the autumnal ear..."