“We live in a world that is lit by lightning. So much is changing and will change, but so much endures and transcends time.”
— Ronald Reagan
Lightning Announces the Release of its first Quarterly!
We held Lightning 002 at the Joshua Tree Highlands Art Ranch to celebrate the end of our residency there and the publication of the first Lightning Magazine.
We hung the first magazine page by page on two of the walls, and also showed new works by Ali Beletic, including a new ice sculpture, mineral sculptures, Cy Dune performed the live debut of Summer Rebels, and we had late night performances by Sam Amidon and Scott Pinkmountain outside at the Havana Moon Mojito bar.
Another amazing interview up today with Lightning artist and co-founder Ali Beletic.
Awesome new feature interview up with Lightning Artist and Co-founder Ali Beletic. Features a sneak preview track from her upcoming Lightning LP Legends of these Lands Left to Live!!!!
Lightning 001 over at the 100 acre HDTS Gamma Garch parcel was a blast! Chris Owens roasted 50+ pounds of coffee on a portable roaster trekked into the desert and powered off generators. Ali Beletic installed a large earth art sculpture, there was Cy Dune multi amp show, an Archery range installation, and more. Friends stopped by from Oakland, Austin, Tucson, LA and more, as well as the local Josua Tree scene including Scott Pinkmountain who sat in on the Cy Dune set, Cody and Sarah from Totally Blown, and New Zealand transplants The Renderers.
Photos from Lightning 001 HERE!
Lightning Happening at High Desert Test Sites
March 29 / 30
9am - sunset
From Los Angeles (and the west): From 29 Palms Hwy/Hwy 62 turn left (north) onto Pioneertown Road in Yucca Valley. Drive 7.5 miles up the hill, through Pioneertown to Pipes Canyon. Turn right onto Pipes Canyon Rd. Drive 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Gamma Gulch Rd (please respect our neighbors - do not drive above 20 mph on this road!), and drive 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Gods Way Love (east - if the sign as blown off, look for David & Jeannie’s sign). Drive 0.4 miles.
Lightning Records, The Repeater, and Trekky Records helped present the 1st Band Dialogue at Hopscotch Festival in September, a new composition written by Seth Olinsky for multiple bands to perform simultaneously.
Lightning / Hilux collaboration with Chris Owens featured in an awesome interview on Sprudge.com with Liz Clayton:
Feature interview on Lightning up at Impose Magazine:
Sept 3 - NYC / Pianos with MEMs (Greg Saunier, Ofir Gannon, Greg Albert,Eliot Krimsk)
Sept 4 - Richmond, VA / Balliceaux w/ Descendents of the Sun (ft Reggie from Bon Iver)
Sept 5 - Raleigh, NC / Hopscotch Festival
Sept 6 - Hopscotch / Band Dialogue 1
Sept 7 - Hopscotch / Pour House with Pissed Jeans
Sept 8 - Asheville / Apothecary Gallery with Morbids
Sept 9 - Harrisonburg, VA (JMU) / Clementine Cafe w/ Norwegian Arms and Jamaican Queens
Sept 10 - Williamsburg, BK / Secret Venue w/ Cy Dune 40 Drums
This will be a quartet tour w/ drummers Greg Fox and Andrew Barker, and bassist Tim Dahl.
Lightning Records announces the release of the debut record by Moan - the new project by Boredoms guitarist and DMBQ founder Shinji Masuka.
To celebrate and announce the release AD HOC is streaming the epic, 26 min guitar wizard opening track here:
"Japanese guitarist Shinji Masuko has spent the last couple decades making all kinds of noise, namely with legendary experimental rock groups, DMBQ andBoredoms. Now going under the name Moan, Masuko has announced the project’s debut album, Think About Forgotten Days, and shared its monolithic opening track, “Murmur of The Zodiac Voices.” Masuko covers plenty of sonic ground in the piece’s twenty-six minutes, arranging and manipulating walls of harsh drone and celestial new age, fusing the noises with blurrily angelic vocals, and keeping his guitar emphatically present throughout. Recalling the sounds and techniques of Robert Fripp, Michio Kurihara, Ira Kaplan, and Stephen O’Malley, Masuko’s guitar is ultimately quite singular, occupying a psychedelic space on the fringes of prog and heavy metal. “Murmur of The Zodiac Voices” is a dense piece, certainly— but as expansive as it is, it moves well, never really dissipating its rock & roll energy.”
- Joe Bucciero / AD HOC
Noisey is streaming the Cy Dune No Recognize EP here:
“No Recognize is stuffed to the brim with primitivistic guitar stompers and gritty road tales perfect for helping you plan a weekend of adventure and debauchery. Or, like, it could probably make going to Home Depot and buying paint seem like the shit. Either way, we think you’ll enjoy this” – Noisey
Vice Premieres Cy Dune Video for Where the Wild Things:
Pitchfork announces Cy Dune debut EP No Recognize with a track review by Grayson Currin:
“Akron/Family have certainly flirted with righteous dosages of heaviness during the last decade. On “MBF”, for instance, they blasted through walls of Bastard-sized noise; on a 2005 split with Angels of Light, they teasingly crept toward stillness, only to catapult into blasts of distortion-and-volume damage.But none of that adequately presages “Where the Wild Things,” the glorious wrecking ball that leads No Recognize, the debut EP from frontman Seth Olinsky as Cy Dune.
These three intense minutes suggest Japanese freaks Fushitsusha playing pop-punk with equal-parts precision and madness. This is the most urgent missive to arrive from any member of the Family in years.” – Grayson Currin / Pitchfork