In 1995 I recorded a lot of music. My main focus was the double CD "Opium" for Epic Records, but I recorded other stuff as well. Here is a bunch of music I recorded with my band plus Eric Schermerhorn, music that never saw the light of day. As I did with DUNE, I will add another track every week, so check back.
OL - Guitars
Eric Schermerhorn - Guitars
Jon Gagan - Bass + Keyboards
Carl Coletti - Drums
Mark Clark - Percussion
From Culture Court:
Sante Fe, New Mex. 1995. Eric Schermerhorn flies into town, packin' heat, fresh from gigs with Iggy Pop and Bowie. His assignment? To lay some smooth electric lines on some post-modern flamenco instrumentals then in production by Ottmar Liebert at his Spiral Subwave studio. The album would be Opium, a double CD set. You can hear ES solo on the coda of the oft anthologized cut Butterfly + Juniper.
But... was there another album, never released, a mystery album of rock & flamenco fusion?
Sante Fe is in the high desert, not far from Los Alamos where they exploded the first A-bomb. They say that nuclear heat can fuse sand into glass... but long before Robert Oppenheimer and the boys were into heavy metal, the sand was flowing. A lot of New Mexico is volcanic excess, where beds of black basaltic lava divide the creosote and gypsum deserts like rivers for the dead. The Malpais -- the Badlands -- is a lava channel nearly fifty miles long and five wide. An instant metaphor for some "hard rock" in the land of the Apache spirits and the duende lenguas of the Conquistadores? Could be.
Lava... the mystery collaboration of Ottmar Liebert and Eric Schermerhorn finally emerges from the vaults...
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