Brother Ong

Brother Ong - Deep Water Vibration US

"Deep Water Vibration" by Brother Ong Brother Ong returns to Deep Water with an immersive musical exploration just hinted at on his 2011 label debut. Instrumentally, Deep Water Vibration again centers around the Indian shahi baaja, abetted occasionally by modified autoharp, both processed via live electronic effects into looping, swirling waves of sound. The music harks back to the extended kosmische trance-outs of pioneers such as Klaus Schulze, but with cosmic analog synthesizers replaced by astral meditation zithers, and diving deep in the sea rather than drifting in space. Cover photos show the Brother receiving his transmission directly from the source; we had to resist calling it Ong the Beach… Three tracks, 40 minutes.
$11.00

Brother Ong - Deep Water Vibration International

"Deep Water Vibration" by Brother Ong Brother Ong returns to Deep Water with an immersive musical exploration just hinted at on his 2011 label debut. Instrumentally, Deep Water Vibration again centers around the Indian shahi baaja, abetted occasionally by modified autoharp, both processed via live electronic effects into looping, swirling waves of sound. The music harks back to the extended kosmische trance-outs of pioneers such as Klaus Schulze, but with cosmic analog synthesizers replaced by astral meditation zithers, and diving deep in the sea rather than drifting in space. Cover photos show the Brother receiving his transmission directly from the source; we had to resist calling it Ong the Beach… Three tracks, 40 minutes.
$16.00

Brother Ong – Deep Water Creation

"Deep Water Creation" by Brother Ong Brother Ong is Mike Tamburo, and Deep Water Creation is the first recording released under his new ordination. In contrast to the Pittsburgh-based Tamburo’s past work on guitar and hammered dulcimer, here Brother Ong focuses his energy on the shahi baaja – a 22-string electrified Indian zither – as channeled through a raft of effects (distortion, looping, etc.), plus floating wordless vocals on one track. While longtime fans will certainly be able to hear continuities with Tamburo’s previous music, Deep Water Creation also manifests an even greater sense of centered self-assurance in its pulsating webs of meditative sound. Call it post-psychedelic exotic trance music, or call it avant garde new age – just don’t call it late for kundalini yoga class… Five tracks, 47 minutes.
$11.00

Brother Ong – Deep Water Creation International

"Deep Water Creation" by Brother Ong Brother Ong is Mike Tamburo, and Deep Water Creation is the first recording released under his new ordination. In contrast to the Pittsburgh-based Tamburo’s past work on guitar and hammered dulcimer, here Brother Ong focuses his energy on the shahi baaja – a 22-string electrified Indian zither – as channeled through a raft of effects (distortion, looping, etc.), plus floating wordless vocals on one track. While longtime fans will certainly be able to hear continuities with Tamburo’s previous music, Deep Water Creation also manifests an even greater sense of centered self-assurance in its pulsating webs of meditative sound. Call it post-psychedelic exotic trance music, or call it avant garde new age – just don’t call it late for kundalini yoga class… Five tracks, 47 minutes.
$16.00

Brother Ong and Evening Fires reviewed by Mr. Atavist

A pair of great reviews from Mr. Atavist:

Brother Ong - Deep Water Vibration

"Whether the trips are inner or otherworldly, Brother Ong makes them both rooted, exotic and reachable with the choice of tools and a light-handed, and at times fleeting, touch."

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and

Evening Fires - Light from on High

"With a catalog that is as diverse, cohesive and enriching as anyone peddling that old-time rural acid rock, Evening Fires have made it very clear who has salvation and who is hawking watered down snake oil."

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Brother Ong - Deep Water Vibration

"Deep Water Vibration" by Brother Ong Brother Ong returns to Deep Water with an immersive musical exploration just hinted at on his 2011 label debut. Instrumentally, Deep Water Vibration again centers around the Indian shahi baaja, abetted occasionally by modified autoharp, both processed via live electronic effects into looping, swirling waves of sound. The music harks back to the extended kosmische trance-outs of pioneers such as Klaus Schulze, but with cosmic analog synthesizers replaced by astral meditation zithers, and diving deep in the sea rather than drifting in space. Cover photos show the Brother receiving his transmission directly from the source; we had to resist calling it Ong the Beach… Three tracks, 40 minutes.
$11.00

Brother Ong – Deep Water Creation US

"Deep Water Creation" by Brother Ong Brother Ong is Mike Tamburo, and Deep Water Creation is the first recording released under his new ordination. In contrast to the Pittsburgh-based Tamburo’s past work on guitar and hammered dulcimer, here Brother Ong focuses his energy on the shahi baaja – a 22-string electrified Indian zither – as channeled through a raft of effects (distortion, looping, etc.), plus floating wordless vocals on one track. While longtime fans will certainly be able to hear continuities with Tamburo’s previous music, Deep Water Creation also manifests an even greater sense of centered self-assurance in its pulsating webs of meditative sound. Call it post-psychedelic exotic trance music, or call it avant garde new age – just don’t call it late for kundalini yoga class… Five tracks, 47 minutes.
$11.00

Terrascope Online reviews Evening Fires and Brother Ong

The always-wonderful Ptolemaic Terrascope online has some very nice words in its Feb. 2013 reviews for the latest pair of Deep Water releases:

Evening Fires - Light from on High

"Evening Fires are a band I never tire of, on this album though they have excelled themselves, their finest moment, a psychedelic classic that should be enjoyed on a regular basis."

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and

Brother Ong - Deep Water Vibration

"...sparkles with inner light, delicate notes dancing in a sacred pool of sound, allowing your troubles to float away, at least for a while."

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