IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, Issue #119
Like any true acid heads, Greg & Dan “regress” on this outing... & if anybody understands sdrawkcab—it's your friendly Rotcod.
I reviewed the SECOND part of their trip in issue #108 where it clearly got “high” marks, as you might expect. Greg continues narration of a rather wobbly acid trip & Dan plays masterful guitar
as well as contributing vocally, too. In the spirit of strangeness that this set of sets celebrates, you will hear yourself (both) inside & out—even if you've never partaken—the music will reach
RIGHT OUT & grab your ears & twist your brain at warp speed... I would strongly recommend that you lock yourself in your bedroom with the blacklight turned on... ZOOM into a whole litany of hippie-talk
& trippin´ music that won't stop! If your background (or your foreground, for that matter) has by any chance included the idea that you can “see through” folks to the other side of them...
you´ll WANT this CD in your collection. No samples available, but you can get your own copy of the CD by visiting Dan´s website! I give these characters a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED—especially
for the headtrip set—and an EQ (Energy Quotient) rating of 4.97.—Rotcod Zzaj
YEAH!, Issue #77, September 2011
Like the Star Wars films, Greg Stomberg and Dan Susnara
have decided to work backwards on their ‘Annual Trips Festival’
project. This, then, is the follow-up to last year's The 2nd
Annual Trips Festival (as reviewed in H.Y.! #64),
and it's more true-life tales of what happens when a few friends
get together, do a lot of drugs and “trip out”. Greg
narrates throughout, providing an understandably loose, relaxed
version of events while Dan provides the musical backdrop in an
eclectic mix of styles from psych-prog and jingle-jangle to Indian
drone and surf with some crazy samples thrown in for good measure.
There are some actual SONGS, too, where Dan puts Greg’s poetry to
music to fine effect. Sometimes it's a bit reminiscent of Kerouac
and his ilk and the overall vibe makes me long for that magical
time when you’re a young adult and are just discovering the world
around you through the prism of drugs and booze. Like Greg says,
“We were young and wasted”. Right on!