drawing of my dad, circa ‘88
more gold from childhood
poem of mine, circa ‘89
harvest hour in Jenner - Nov 2011
If possible we meet again sometime and I’ll tell you about the gypsy shrouds, pull out the crystal meaning balls, and show you the secrets of the magic saints and the radiant perfumed hands of the Tathagatas that may one day be laid in a wheel shimmering upon your awakened brow, if I have anything to do with it before I lost myself in the recognition that I have no self, no ego, and therefore can no longer act as “IJack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters (Thank you, petersantiago. Good to have you back!)
Enzo Ferrari Museum by Shiro Studio ~ http://bit.ly/xe4ZLV
archiphile:st petersburg pier by bjarke ingel architects
The debut LP for Roman Ruins is out today! All the “Homebuilding” pre-orders have been shipped, we’d love to see pictures of the translucent milky white vinyl on some new turntables. Check out some of the reviews thus far:
“Quasi-tropical percussion and subtly energizing bass lines sneak in and out of the track while layer upon layer of everything under the sun (vocals, rainsticks, synth squeaks, oohs and aahs) flesh out the rest. Part high life, part Beach Boys, part post-Animal-Collective musical hieroglyphics, it’s exactly the sort of music I get all giddy for in 2012… which is why Homebuilding has rushed near the top of my albums-to-watch list. Can’t wait to hear the rest.”
- I Guess I’m Floating
“It should be no surprise that Hill has a spectacular ear for percussion creativity. On “Mighty Love”, the track opens with the sound of feet running on a crunchy surface and slowly becomes the backbone for a dreamy and expansive track filled with twists and turns. It takes a bit for all the sounds to come together, but once Hill’s Beck like vocals kick in, the track hits a nice groove that holds strong until the end. This is a very laid back track that upon multiple listens new layers are uncovered and the listener is rewarded.”
- We Listen For You
“Hill takes a Comfy In Nautica approach to modern pop, floating gauzy vocals over meshed loops of natural sound, harmony, and instrumentation. Hill’s luminous concoction sets us on a gravel road in the South, cruising past a chain-gang toiling alongside a sea of sunflowers, cicadas and the waning summer sun in the bed of ‘54 Chevy Pickup. From our perspective, it’s a rather beautiful taste of Americana.”
You can order the limited edition 12”, or if you’re in the Bay Area come on out to Bar 355 in Oakland thus Thursday (March 1st) for a release party. We’ll have plenty of records on hand!
Stream the album in full over on bandcamp, or check out the lovely track “Wildflower below.