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Vortex Navigation Company

Vortex Navigation Company

Vortex Navigation Company


Between 1996 and 1998, Minneapolis-based psychedelic improv unit Salamander was effectively out of commission. Sean Connaughty and Erik Wivinus, two of the musicians behind the collective, kept their 4-track recorders humming with assorted side projects. While Wivinus occupied himself with Gentle Tasaday, Connaughty and former co-worker Wes Morden formed Vortex Navigation Company. THINGS MAKE PATTERNS AS THEY FALL collects two separate sets of VNC's basement tapes. Read more on Last.fm
Between 1996 and 1998, Minneapolis-based psychedelic improv unit Salamander was effectively out of commission. Sean Connaughty and Erik Wivinus, two of the musicians behind the collective, kept their 4-track recorders humming with assorted side projects. While Wivinus occupied himself with Gentle Tasaday, Connaughty and former co-worker Wes Morden formed Vortex Navigation Company. THINGS MAKE PATTERNS AS THEY FALL collects two separate sets of VNC's basement tapes. As a result, the album has a distinctly split personality.

"Green Pyramid (Things Not Seen)" and "Flying Low Over Green Hills," extended improvisations recorded in Connaughty's "garden basement womb," resume the mystic thread of Salamander. Guitarists Connaughty and Morden engage in fluid telepathic dialog, their entwined lines skirting, skating, and spiraling along thematic figures in trance-like response. Wivinus joins (on drums) on "Europa," a psychotropic colossus that incorporates the tranquility of Popul Vuh, the fervor of Sun Dial, and the ageless melody of "The Little Drummer Boy." VNC recordings made at Morden's house project a very different backwoods folk demeanor. "Holler" and "The Welcoming River" are shadowy and fraught with mystery, while angel-pure harmonies and a luminous blend of acoustic strumming and electric pick-work highlight VNC's reading of the traditional "Down in the Willow Garden." People seemed to like the 1998 "Serotonin Ronin" compilation, so we thought we'd give it another go, this time with a double dose of psych action.

The first disc covers some of our favourite things from releases 11 to 24, and includes two previously unreleased tracks, an extended version of the Green Pajamas' much-loved "Sweet Sorrow", and a new Witch Hazel Sound gem called "Sketches of the Insane". Which could have been used as the compilation title, really. The second disc makes available material previously only available as free MP3s on our web site. These ephemeral items are exclusive to Camera Obscura, and most never been available in any other form before.

Grab them while you have the chance. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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