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The Consummation of Right and Wrong

by David First/The Western Enisphere

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"The process blurs science and shamanism, with results that are utterly mesmerizing. Stated simply, Consummation is among the most important recordings that will appear this year. But its significance is worn lightly, and never outweighs the pure mental, spiritual, and physiological succor of the sounds First and his players produce."—Steve Smith/Night After Night

"The Consummation of Right and Wrong is an attention-grabbing work that progresses, changes, and rearranges so much that it continually courses with energy. This a different kind of energy than most music aspires to, a kind that quiets the mind even as it stimulates. First touts “the virtuosity of slowness,” asking his players to move gradually so they can see “the teeming sea of values that lie between the official culturally-sanctioned demarcations.” The effect on the listener is similar: surrender to the way First treats time and motion, and you might hear things your brain never would’ve noticed otherwise." —Marc Masters/Bandcamp Daily

www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/arts/music/david-first-drone-music.html (Seth Colter Walls)


released July 3, 2020

The Western Enisphere is:

Jeanann Dara - viola
Sam Kulik - trombone
Jeff Tobias - bass clarinet
James Ilgenfritz - upright bass
Danny Tunick - percussion/conductor
Ian Douglas Moore - guitar
William Stanton - laptop
David First - guitar/harmonica/slide whistle/2nd conductor

All music composed/programmed by D. First ©Silent Graph Music/ASCAP
Recorded at 2nd Story Sound — Jeff Cook engineer
Mixed by Will Stanton
Mastered by James Plotkin
Graphic Design by Detta Andreana


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David First New York

David’s bands/projects include his psychedelic punk band, Notekillers, SWATi - a drone collaboration with acupuncturist Isobeau Trybula, The Western Enisphere - an audio/visual exploration of psycho-perception, and the AM Radio Band – a solo project for vintage signal generators, oscillators and transistor radios. He is also the proprietor of “Dave’s Waves" – a sonic restaurant A/V installation. ... more

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