The album Wandering In The Vastness lasts for more than one hour and the band behind is Sky Cries Mary. This is a very exciting band with very interesting music in my opinion. Wandering In The Vastness is Sky Cries Mary eight album.
Legendary Seattle psych rock band, Sky Cries Mary, will release their 13th studio album, Wandering In The Vastness on Trail Records.
This collection of songs came together as a synthesis of feeling, thought, meditation, and experience during the global pandemic. So much isolation, loneliness, fear…How can you make an album when you can’t even be in the same room together?
The band found ways to collaborate despite the constraints brought on by lockdown and social distance. They wrote and collaborated from studios in Seattle, New York, Chattanooga, and points in between.
Funnding member Ben Ireland states, «I write from a lot of different instruments, The pandemic gave us a lot of time to focus and expand our musicianship. Members were definitely encouraged to take risks!»
This is the 4th studio album Sky Cries Mary has released on Trail Records boutique label focused exclusively on the world psychedelic genre. Jack Endino, the acclaimed producer and engineer for Nirvana and Soundgarden, sits at the helm of the control booth once again. He also plays guitar on the album and returns to the drum kit on L Train.
Sky Cries Mary founder Roderick Wolgamott is known for drawing from the spiritual and metaphysical for his lyrics. On Wandering in the Vastness, the lead singer and lyricist takes a more personal approach, sharing literal snapshots from life: A snowy evening in New York spent waiting, witnessing a friend’s relapse, a family’s resolve to survive hunger in the streets, a shout-out to a friend in Rock legend heaven.
«Sometimes my lyrics emerge from weird dreams, imaginings, and sometimes they come from waking life!“ recalls Wolgamott. He adds that Debra Reese (who joined the band in 2017), “is the vocal personification of female animus and astral plane energy in my storytelling!».
1. Crystal Gazing (3:19)
2. L Train (5:15)
3. Red Red Fox (5:33)
4. Can’t Find The Time (5:00)
5. Chaos At The Port (7:02)
6. Bright Biggest Eye (4:32)
7. The Dolmen (2:52)
8. Jodo (1:35)
9. Brifge Sleepers (3:52)
10. Raga Metal Machine (7:23)
11. A Lonely Deer (5:46)
12. Dream Yourself To Sleep (10:21)
Total Time 62:30
Roderick Wolgamott – vocals
Ben Ireland – drums & percussion, keyboards
Debra Reese – vocals
Curt Eckman – bass
Kevin Whitworth – guitar
Jack Endino – guitar, drums (2)
US outfit Sky Cries Mary can trace it’s history back to 1986, when Roderick Wolgamott Romero first came in contact with performance artist Anisa (later Anisa Romero), sowing the seeds of a musical and personal relationship. Some European complications occured before this relationship bloomed creatively though, and the 1989 debut album Until the Grinders Cease was made with Roderick, John Auer and Ken Stringfellow. Matters were still somewhat complicated in 1990, and for the EP Don’t Eat the Dirt Scott Mercado (drums), Alfred Butler (bass), Stephan Byron-Salit (guitars), Mark Ultra (tape AFX), Kevin McCoy (bass, guitar) and Jeff Guess (tape AFX) supplemented the original trio