Out now on Hands in the Dark Records and Cardinal Fuzz is the raga-guitar 1990 to 1998 sounds of Demian Castellanos (of The Oscillation). From the LP/CD The Kyvu Tapes Vol.1 (1990-1998), we get the first sounds of “Lizard Raga,” which I assume is in direct reference to what Cardinal Fuzz mentions on their BigCartel site: “[he] grew up in a house called Kyvu (which means “view of the dog” in local dialect) in a village called The Lizard where the view from his house overlooked Kynance Cove in Cornwal.” Finding depths of different guitar variations, Demian took the raga-beat route for this one; explorations get vivid, terrain becomes rugged, sight hues a heavy haze, and nostalgia enlightens the senses. It’s weird to experience something so old that was way ahead of it’s time, only to find it’s time NOW, when it’s perfect for the modern listener. “Lizard Raga” is one of many of these examples. Thankfully, Hands in the Dark and Cardinal Fuzz made this possible for the deep listeners out there.
Solos walking across your mind, from one ear to the other. A bass-line that’ll wooze in directions you’ve yet explored in terms of spirituality. And most importantly: a searing back-drone that’ll clear your mind of all evil, and resonate the positive nature. “Lizard Raga” subliminally brought you peace through the trudging, melted guitar that oozed from a much younger Demian Castellanos years ago.
Again, you can find Demian Castellanos’ The Kyvu Tapes Vol.1 (1990-1998) on black vinyl via Hands in the Dark and Cardinal Fuzz, as well as CD via C-Fuzz. Enjoy “Lizard Raga” streaming below:
• Demian Castellanos: http://www.discogs.com/artist/284443-Demian-Castellanos
• Hands in the Dark Records: http://handsinthedarkrecords.com
• Cardinal Fuzz: http://cardinalfuzz.bigcartel.com/