Archive for the 'Psychic Temple' Category

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Welcome to latest installment of Aquarium Drunkard’s Transmissions podcast, a recurring series of discussions with the creators responsible for some of our favorite art. On this episode, we sit down with Chris Schlarb of Psychic Temple to discuss Psychic Temple IV, a melange of West Coast pop magic, sophisticated textures, and exploratory rock & roll. […]

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. On its new record IV, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple expands and blooms. Inspired by Brian Wilson’s “Teenage Symphonies to God,” the record spans generations, featuring Joni Mitchell bassist Max Bennett, the legendary […]

Monday, June 6th, 2016

It’s a great idea to cover Brian Eno’s deathless “Music For Airports 1/1” in the style of Miles Davis’ electric jazz masterpiece In A Silent Way. But does the Long Beach, CA-based collective Psychic Temple actually deliver on this promise? Oh, yes. Led by guitarist Chris Schlarb (and featuring living legend Mike Watt on bass), the group breathes new […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Psychic Temple is on a tear: In the last couple weeks, the group, led by composer/songwriter Chris Schlarb, has released not one but two excellent records, the loose-limbed Psychic Temple III and a reimagining of Brian Eno’s 1979 album Music for Airports. The twin albums demonstrate Schlarb’s ability to synthesize styles and approaches, combining fusion-era […]