Radio Discordia 030: Magical Beautiful - Not Building A Wall But Making A Brick
Obsessed with live sound manipulation, Magical Beautiful (Chicago, IL) are peerless in their cosmic exploration of dub reggae, motorik & synth pop. Though the music is unique, it feels natural, whether its a ten-minute jam that's been meticulously studio-ed for years or an evening-long set of full group electro-acoustic improvisation. Theirs is the sound that appears between wake and sleep.
Led by Tyson Torstensen's keyboard wizardry and striking baritone, Magical Beautiful’s songwriting follows the magic realism of dreams, exploring memories of strange, religious ceremony; tourism; family; and cultural defamation.
NICK BROSTE - organs, trombone, engineering, etc.
TYSON TORSTENSEN - vocals, keyboards, beats, words, production, etc.
CHARLES "CHARLIE" VINZ - stringed instruments, backing vocals, etc.
ALANCE WARD - drums, perc, melodica, etc.
From the liner notes:
All elements of all songs (excluding the songs recorded at Empty Bottle & Beat Kitchen) were improvised and recorded in real-time with no overdubs (except on Chagall's Green).
01. MARTIN REV
02. CHAGALL'S GREEN
03. BERNANKE'S BLUES
04. WILD STYLE
05. DON'T BE FRIGHTENED TO DISPLAY YOUR TALENTS
06. ROCK A WHILE
07. DEEP SEA CREEP
08. REY COLON
10. I THINK IT'S GONNA BE PRETTY BAD WHEN WE COME DOWN
11. TOP GUN ANTHEM
12. PLATFORM ON THE LAKE
13. WINGS IN THE SKY
14. HEY HEY HIGHWAY STAR
15. TRUST IN THE YOU OF NOW
16. CARIBBEAN CREEP
Magical Beautiful - Not Building A Wall But Making A Brick.mp3
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