Per lungo tempo, questo 7″ con due brani, pubblicato come ultimo della serie di 12 vinili 7″ in 12 mesi realizzata dalla Gold Standard Labs nel 2005 per festeggiare i 12 anni di attività, è stato l’unico episodio solista di Cedric Bixler Zavala lontano dai Mars Volta. Lo stesso Cedric ha spiegato la genesi del progetto, a cui sembra abbiano collaborato anche Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Juan Alderete De La Peña e Adrian Terrazas Gonzales, sulla nostra pagina Facebook:
i haven not heard the entire version in a long time. i only have like a couple hundred copies left in a box in my garage. this is my failed attempt at ghost noted shuffeling tony allen beats! ha! there is a digital tabla machine running through some dd-5 delay pedal that is being played by a mini hand held tape recorder playing through out! i wrote the bass line…hummed it to juan…omar came up with the guitar and chorus section and adrian played flute on it. it was squeezed in during tracking drums for amputechture, and rushed..very very rushed.i had other parts and chorus bits but i didn’t want to get in the way of the record(studio time is expensive!) the samples are from 2 places and they have nothing to do with crypto samples…the crypto samples are real conversation that omar recorded of himself and the infamous ralph jasso. on ‘private booths’ the samples at the start are from a interview with a psychic who participated in the ‘montauk project’…i sampled it from a uk tv show called disinformation(rip!) the episode talks about how the government used this chair for psychics in a lab in the east coast(nj or nw?) it was used for time travel. apart from hunting down nazi gold, as one of it’s missions… this particular mission was to find jesus on the cross and take some of his blood back to the future. the other sample is from a movie called shock corridors by the late sam fuller side 2 sapta loka is a bit of an homage to ambient german music from the 70s….its one long drone spliced in 4 places and stacked on each other playing at the same time. a shitty casio and a banged up chaos pad(very 2005!) are being run and its all recorded through a hand held mini recorder dumped onto a protools file.its supposed to sound like that and for those of u with no patience…yes nothing does happen thats the point. for those of u who liked it thank you.(…) omar co wrote the piece.
I due brani sono stati poi venduti anche in digitale, la versione in digitale di Live Private Booths è più lunga di quella su vinile.
+We are pleased to announce the 12th and final installment in our Special 12 Singles Series for December 2006, a one-off single from ALAVAZ RELXIB CIRDEC. The 2-song single (“Live Private Booths” b/w “Sapta-Loka”) will not be available on CD, or anywhere other than on this 7″ single. No further information on this particlar artist is available, although reading this post in a mirror may fill in some of the blanks.
Data di pubblicazione: 1/11/2005
Formato: vinile colorato 7″, successivamente anche in digitale
Label: Gold Standard Labs
Lato A Live Private Booths
Lato B Sapta Loka
Discussione su The Mars Volta Italia Forum “In 13 Seconds”: Alavaz Relxib Cirdec
Vedi anche: Cedric Bixler Zavala, Anywhere