Third Aether

 

Third Aether
(Redfern)

The sound of mechanized machines waking up the astronaughts from their deep zombie like sleep, a double sun on a strange planet, that is already inhabited.

As their craft breaks up they disguise themselves in brown towels and attempt to hide out, not certain how to ever get back home.

Their only hope is to make  new friends.

 

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant-garde.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

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Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL
Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album 2016 – BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL, the 2016 album from the Odd Order Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Odd Order album BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL

 

Please join Rigaroga and the Odd Order in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who are inspired by technology and geek culture.

This is the first release from the Odd Order Anthology project. Consider picking up the digital download of this album to help support the continued geekery of Rigaroga and the Odd Order!

 

 

The full tracklist for the 2016 anthology album consists of 14 tracks by 13 artists:

  1. AlkaCreeps 05:07
  2. HuhuvaDie and be Reborn 04:38
  3. AlkaAntiquity Broke 03:19
  4. P Emerson WilliamsWithout Breath And Listening 05:11
  5. FirmamentCool Air 07:23
  6. Radio Free Clear LightConfession Remix 07:49
  7. Kieran MahonMeasured Motion 06:10
  8. Shams93Third Aether 06:00
  9. Salford ElectronicsRitual No. 6 04:54
  10. AnantakaraLight Plays in Fine Boundaries 08:27
  11. SomnolentThe Other Room 04:08
  12. Ace of SpaceSnotty Molly from Spare Parts and Carbuncles 01:54
  13. Kim FreeIn the Dark 01:01
  14. OLD WVLFThirty One Black Horse Drawn Carriages 02:45

 

BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL, not only the one and only issue for 2016 from the Odd Order Anthology Project, but also the first ever release from the project, has 14 tracks by 13 artists, all new voices for this inaugural issue.

Odd Order is a place for Rigaroga and friends to explore and share geekery without gravitas, the arts & letters & whatevers of geekery and nerdy mishegoss.

Please join Rigaroga and the Odd Order in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who are inspired by technology and geek culture.

Rigaroga’s Odd Order
Odd Order Anthology Project

Production by John Griogair Bell
Cover includes figures by Saver of Game

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.