♫♪  Jon Mueller - “Oil”

Photo: Mark Darwursk

Centuries before bringing epicness to symphony orchestras and stadium rock money shots, gongs of nearly every material and size have been used in music and meditation, often making distinction between the two pursuits utterly pointless.

Known for membership in Volcano Choir, Pele, and Collections of Colonies of Bees and promoting collaboration and multi-disciplinary projects through his Crouton Music (RIP) and Rhythymplex platforms, the percussionist and composer Jon Mueller is also a gong-show extraordinaire with solo ventures beyond compare.

Mueller’s latest dreamy abstraction for gongs, voice, and percussion, Canto, is out June 7 on SIGE Records and we have a premiere listen for you today!

The 6-minute edit of “Oil” can be heard in all its quiet ecstasy below. Also listed is the Sufi-inspired Canto tracklisting (“Oil” - “Wick” - “Flame”) and some upcoming Mueller events. Canto is available as a limited-to-300 edition magenta/black streak marble LP and can be pre-ordered right here.

Canto tracklisting:

01. Oil
02. Wick
03. Flame

Jon Mueller events:

05.26.19 - Milwaukee, WI - Saffron Yoga Center #
06.14.19 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Government Center $
06.15.19 - Washington, DC - Seventh Stanine Festival, Rhizome
06.16.19 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool %
06.17.19 - Ithaca, NY - Neighbors Gallery %
06.18.19 - Huntington, WV - Alias14W %

# 60-minute solo gong meditation
$ with Mike Shiflet, {arsonist}
% with Mike Shiflet

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