Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders s/t

One listen of Jeffrey Alexander and the Heavy Lidders self-titled new joint on Arrowhawk and I am swimming in a sea of psychedelic gold. Across seven expansive sonic explorations, Alexander and his bandmates – Drew Gardner, Jesse Sheppard, and Scott Verrastro this go-round – journey across windswept landscapes before taking flight and heading straight for the astral plane. With a cache of excellent guests like … Continue reading Jeffrey Alexander & The Heavy Lidders s/t

The Repository #9: Black Forest/Black Sea

Revisiting an interview from 2004 as the duo release a new CD full of rarities from 2003-2008. I remember first hearing Black Forest/Black Sea nearly 20 years ago and being immediately smitten. The duo of Jeffrey Alexander and Miriam Goldberg made a handful of great albums, toured the world, and generally left a lot of good in their wake. Last week, Alexander released a CD … Continue reading The Repository #9: Black Forest/Black Sea

Video Premiere: Jeffrey Alexander “Perpetual Sunrise”

Penultimate Garden Portal premiere today, this time from the inimitable Jeffrey Alexander. “Perpetual Sunrise” is my favorite song off Alexander’s new tape, Reyes, as it drifts into radiant zones of plucked guitar and astral drones. Peaceful feelings permeate the tune as it gently drifts along, a languid float in the lake, eyes closed as you hear birds circle overhead. It’s beautiful. I’m always so impressed … Continue reading Video Premiere: Jeffrey Alexander “Perpetual Sunrise”