The Giggling Tree (live)

by Dark Muse

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The First Live Album Mix (lo-fi indeed), including the very first DM performance at Kimo's in 2001 where I crafted Nuance of a Butterfly, Backward World (one of my All Time fave ethereal vocal tracks) & Katydid. (The track that ended my 1st Perf was 'Affinity' which is on another mix). LIVE DM performances from 2001-2003.

Of Special Note:
- Trk 3 'The Giggling Tree': The bulk of this track was crafted on an odd instrument that I made out of an old metal branch with brass leaves (wall design from the 70's) that I had cupped and bent the leaves to create tones with tapped sticks & objects, guitar strings that I added across the branch to be able to play a bow across it & a mic pickup. The branch stood in a floor lamp base. (As of 2020 I still have this weird thang).
- Trk4 'Plastic Foosteps': Virtually Anything I could Mic was probably in there.


SPECIAL NOTE: Most of my work over the years was IMPROVISED, with the exception of a few lyrical tracks that I may have used early writings of & possibly some tones that may have been stuck in my head.

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released April 4, 2004

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Dark Muse Oakland, California

Dark Muse came into being as the gutter wail of the howling banshee at the night sky, back in 2000. I spew forth improvised sounds of Ritual Ambient whilst speaking in tongues and lay surrounded by bones in a macabre dank tomb, all the while reveling in natures lucid dark shadowy decay. ~X~ ... more

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