Live in the Pit – KFJC 89.7FM
Expo 70 is turning into one of the leading projects related to Zoharum. Until now we have already released three albums of this project. The first one was the new album “Frozen Living Elements” containing three space-rock improvisations performed by a trio led by Justin Wright. Along with this album Zoharum released the reissue of “Corridors to Infinity” expanded with an bonus disc. This double album is almost two hours long of organ-based recordings inspired by krautrock. The third one is “Solar Drifting”, a compilation of recordings from smaller formats, showing the project in shorter, more concise forms.
The fourth position of Expo 70 in Zoharum catalogue is the double album “Live in the Pit-KFJC 89.7FM”. It collects two concerts, which were held in California radio KFJC in 2008 and in 2010, that were separately released, in tiny editions. These are two improvised suites played with minimal means. Hypnotic, lazy guitar sounds supported with rudimentary drum machine parts are the perfect soundtrack for the pilots of spaceships, even if they are imaginary. Somewhere far away in the background you can hear the echoes of the concert side of Pink Floyd’s “Ummagumma”, “Atem” by Tangerine Dream, “Trip Flip Out-Meditation” by Zweistein or “Impressionen ’71” by Damenbart.
The CDs are housed in gatefold sleeve in the vein of Japanese-style vinyl replica and is strictly limited to 500 copies. The cover is based on the original release and the design was handled by Justin Wright. The whole production process was overseen by Michał Porwet.
CD 1. Live in the Pit – KFJC 89.7FM August 20, 2008
CD 2. Live in the Pit – KFJC 89.7FM November 6, 2010