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Sun Araw

Avant/Experimental

Los Angeles CA

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Deep Cover

SUN ARAW Cameron Stallones began his musical career as a founding member of the experimental psychedelic rock collective Magic Lantern. Soon after, demos originally intended to light the Lantern became the first Sun Araw LP: The Phynx. Sun Araw blossomed as a solo project in attempted geosynchronous orbit with the Eternal Now: oblique six-dimensional transmissions from changeless environs. Structural and spiritual inspiration for Sun Araw comes primarily from Cameron’s first artistic love: film and filmmakers, especially those invested in the long-take (Tarkovsky, Altman, Bela Tarr, Greenaway). Devoted to long-form mantric music, the ethos is similar: straight lampin’ in deep focus, angle after angle on the melodic object, gaining strength from the subsequent breakdown of the illusion of fixed perspective. Since 2007, 4 full-length LPs, 3 EPs, and 5 cassettes have walked the mind-planes from psychedelic drone to melted afrobeat, from warped dub to minimal composition. These releases have been praised in Wire Magazine (who selected Heavy Deeds as one of the top 50 records of 2008, and On Patrol in the top 50 of 2010), The New Yorker, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Uncut Magazine, Mojo, Pitchfork, and beyond. Sun Araw has performed in the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand with hundreds of artists including luminaries like Christian Fennesz and Konono No. 1. Spiraling outwards along mandalic patterns, Sun Araw has become a total vehicle for artistic expression as Cameron creates the extensive artwork for each release, writes detailed liner notes, and has directed the music video for the single “Deep Cover.” By day, Cameron is the Acquisitions Coordinator at the Academy Film Archive, and his interest in film and directing continues to infiltrate the Sun Araw project. Currently, he is preparing to collaborate with his wife (artist Erica Ryan Stallones) on a short film shot on 35mm that will accompany the new Sun Araw record, Ancient Romans. Discography: as Sun Araw- The Phynx [NNF112 CD-R (2007) and LP (2009)] Boat Trip [STUNNED04 3" CD (2008) and WOODSIST018 LP(2008)] Beach Head [NNF140 LP (2008)] Hey Mandala! [NNF147 PREDATOR VISION SPLIT LP (2009)] Leaves Like These [NNF112A c20 (2009)] Heavy Deeds [NNF169 LP (2009)] In Orbit [STUNNED51 c30 (2009)] Geneva Hits [MGSA001 c40 (2009)] Sun Ark [NNF183 7" (2010)] On Patrol [NNF187 2xLP (2010)] Off Duty [WOODSIST045 12" EP (2010)] Major Grotto [HUSTLE MUSCLE03 c20 (2010)] Livephreaxxx! ! ! ! [LEAVING010 c30 (2010)] in Magic Lantern- At the Mountains of Madness [NNF103 c30 (2007)] High Beams [NNF137 LP (2008)] Magic Lantern [WOODSIST019 LP (2008)] Underwater Dynasty [URCK2025 HOP FROG KOLLECTIV SPLIT LP (2009)] Platoon [NNF190 LP (2010)] Showstopper [NNF190a 7” (2010)] Magic Lantern/Ben Nash [BLACKEST RAINBOW split LP (2010)] in Pocahaunted- Passage [TMU202 LP (2009)] Make it Real [NNF188 LP (2010)] in Vibes- You God It [NNF148 c20 (2009)] Psychic [NNF159 7” (2009)] in Sohni Chambers- Sohni Chambers presents Yaw-Mah-Ha [Goaty Tapes c40 (2010)]

Time

Friday March 18

10:00PM

Venue

Barbarella

21+

611 Red River St

Online

www.sunaraw.com

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