A mix by artist Fred Tomaselli known for paintings that incorporate acrylic, photo-collage, pills, hallucinogenic plants and medicinal herbs in abstract compositions or fictive landscapes.
Psychedelic drugs are one means of encountering the shocking Otherness that lurks within the interior of the earth and the self, and Tomaselli acknowledges their influence on his work. They are, as writer Ralph Metzner put it, "Gnostic catalysts." What follows the personal apocalypse of the psychedelic trip is the necessary restructuring of the Ego and, possibly, the uneasy awareness that the world is woven together by invisible forces and supersensible beings with different agendas from our own. No longer dismissible as superstitious residue, myth reveals itself as living reality. --from Dan Cameron's essay on Tomaselli
With tracks by people, institutions, and musicians including Elizabeth Claire Prophet, Incredible String Band, The DeZurik Sisters, Josephine Foster & The Supposed, S. Janaki & Brahmanandan, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Manson Family, Funk Neurotico, Richard Hell and TheVoidoids, Barry White. and many others.