New Secret Chiefs 3 Album and Tour

Mimicry Records has the scoop about the new SC3 activities.

Secret Chiefs 3 has four new 7″ records that will be available for sale here on Web of Mimicry shortly.
Secret Chiefs 3 “Path of Most Resistance” Tour – Australia

West Coast USA Leg – Details TBA
Sat 05/26/07 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour
Mon 05/28/07 – Portland OR – Aladdin Theater
Tue 05/29/07 – Seattle WA – Neumo’s
Wed 05/30/07 – Bellingham WA – The Nightlight
Thu 05/31/07 – Vancouver BC – The Plaza
Fri 06/01/07 – Eugene OR – W.O.W. Hall
Sun 06/03/07 – San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall

New From Important Records

From Important Records:

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO
Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars
Brand new full length album from the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO featuring their recent addition, female vocalist Kitagawa Hao. Recorded over a period of four months at The Acid Mothers Temple this is a very clean sounding and polished AMT. Kawabata Makoto admitted, only half joking, that this has the “cleanest sound in AMT history! “
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ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO
Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under The Stars US & Canada TOUR LP
Tour vinyl! Limited stock on splatter color vinyl. B side features an exclusive 23 minute track only found on this limited tour only lp. . (more)

PIANO MAGIC
Part Monster
7th “proper” album from esoteric Anglo-French, London-based “ghost-rock” group that ranges from brittle folkish introspection to dynamic all-out noise intensity. Produced by Guy Fixsen of Laika (engineer to the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, The Breeders, Stereolab). (more)

XXL
Spicchiology?
Spicchiology? is the sophomore release from the supergroup XXL comprising all members of Xiu Xiu and Larsen. Recorded in late 2006 in Torino Italy Spicchiologi? is the result of a profoundly creative friendship translated into music and spanning the globe.. (more)

Alice Coltrane: Recalling the Music and the Spirit of a ‘Mother of Many’

The music of Alice Coltrane was celebrated.

The musical and the spiritual were inseparable during the Alice Coltrane Ascension Ceremony, a memorial held on Thursday night at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. In a lengthy but carefully organized program, a succession of musicians and speakers attested to a life of devotion. From a screen beside the altar, her projected image cast a beatific gaze.