SlowBurn Records News 2007
December 15, 2007 - SlowBurn Records is proud to announce the release of Lo-Fi Christmas by Eric Johnson. Lo-Fi is a collection of Christmas standards all recorded in the warm glow of the analog 4 track tape machine. November 5, 2007 - Another great review has come in for the Universal: Recordings 1987-1989 project! October 24, 2007 - A belated but always appreciated review of Black Sun Ensemble's Bolt of Apollo has come in from our friends at The Broken Face. October 15, 2007 - Our friends from the Psychotropic Zone have published an review of Universal :Recordings 1987-1989. September 3, 2007 - SlowBurn Records is very proud to celebrate 20 years of recording with a special 2 CD release - Universal - Recordings 1987-1989. This compliation of recordings from the very beginning of SlowBurn were completely remixed and remastered this year. This is just the first part to a three part series of four track recordings to be released over the next few years. July 11, 2007 - We are very proud to announce that it looks like Black Sun Ensemble's final CD with SlowBurn Records, called Across the Sea of Id: The Way to Eden, will be licensed to Camera Obscura Records with a release date around July 2008. We will post updates as they occur. June 26, 2007 - A nice review has come in from our friends at Harp Magazine for "Bolt of Apollo." June 21, 2007 - Happy Solstice! While summer arrived today in the desert with its 108 degree fury, we have some good news - a nice review of Bread and Circus's debut Spare Me Over has come in from our friends at the Terrascope Magazine across the pond. June 11, 2007 - Attention! SlowBurn Records announcing that Black Sun Ensemble's Live At KXCI Volume One is now sold out! We do not have plans to re-issue the CD, so if you haven't bought a copy yet, you are out of luck! May 15, 2007 - SlowBurn Records published Twitch - A Rock Opera From The Earth back in 2002 but didn't offically release the recording. We had been waiting on the completion of a feature length film, directed by the rock opera's creator John Paul Marchand, to accompany the music performed by Sun Zoom Spark and many many others. The problem has been the film has never been completed. However, recently there has been a completed scene posted to on the web, featuring the song "The Intellectual Stew," performed by Sun Zoom Spark. Hopefully, this is just the first of many!!! April 16, 2007 - Bread and Circus/Black Sun Ensemble instrumentalist Eric Johnson was featured this week in the 9 Questions section of the Tucson Weekly.
Also, our friend and Twitch creator John Paul Marchand has a new myspace forum for his long running psych/prog radio show "Tempest Broog," on KXCI 91.3fm.March 20, 2007- SlowBurn Records is proud to announce the release of Bread and Circus debut CD, Spare Me Over. Recorded at Tucson's Signal House studio, Spare Me Over showcases singer/guitarist John Axtell's songwriting skills while featuring performances from Black Sun Ensemble's Eric Johnson and former Dharma Bum's drummer Sam Donaldson. Spare Me Over is a unique hybrid of rock/folk/alt-country offering a much needed update on the touted desert rock genre. February 3, 2007 - Aural Innovations, a comprehensive resource for psych-rock on the web, has published a new review of Black Sun Ensemble's Bolt of Apollo and an interview with Jesus Acedo, Eric Johnson, Brian Maloney and John Paul Marchand. Many thanks to Jerry and the good people at Aural Innovations for the support!
Also an interview was published this week on Brian Maloney, who has been an instrumentalist for both Sun Zoom Spark and Black Sun Ensemble. Brian is currently tearing it up on tenor and soprano saxophone for Tucson's Beatnik Dream Vacation.January 22, 2007 - A couple of new things have been written about Black Sun Ensemble. First another great review of Bolt of Apollo.
The other is an interesting page written mostly on BSE's 1989 release, Lambent Flame.January 16, 2007 - Black Sun Ensemble's Bolt of Apollo was chosen as one of five top releases to be featured on RoadBurn this month. January 1, 2007 - Happy new year to all our friends! Hope that the next season will be bright for us all!
A video of Bread and Circus's "Loretta" has been posted on YouTube. The performance is from the band's debut in Tucson at The Hut on 12/10/06.December 15, 2006 - Another nice review from the Ptolemaic Terrascope has come in for Black Sun Ensemble's Bolt of Apollo. December 13, 2006 - Another year almost gone by, SlowBurn Records would like to thank those who have supported us this year! As a reward, check out BSE saxophonist, Brian Maloney with Scott Kerr doing an impromtu jam with hip-hop group, Spigga.