January 6, 2012

Dancing on the Brink of the World

A Star Waltz in the Key of Canvas, Music and Myth

What do you get when you project twelve modern day creation myths onto twelve expressionist canvasses and flavor them with a cosmic rock opera?

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Paperback w/CD
5.5 x 11 in; 128 pp; 12 color images, music CD
Body, Mind & Spirit / Astrology / General
Publisher: Tuber Creations Publishing
ISBN: 9780979459801
Pub. Date: January 2009
Available through Amazon, Powell’s Books, and Barnes & Noble.

Dancing on the Brink of the World is the companion CD to the book by the same name written by Sven Eberlein, featuring a song cycle through the signs of the zodiac, plus two bonus tracks. Weaving moments of pure Rush-like rock ‘n’ roll ecstasy into a tapestry of deeper reflective soundscapes that echo a darker side of the moon, Dancing on the Brink of the World is so much more than a random collection of songs. Each song has very distinct influences, yet none permeate the project throughout. On their 6th album, Chemystry Set has come full cycle, pouring a vast reservoir of influences ranging from world rhythm, jazz, and groove to bluegrass, fusion, progressive rock, and punk into a sea of archetypes that take the listener from leisurely swims to adventurous dives. It is, as the band’s name, a leap into not knowing; and it is, as the subject matter of the CD, a mixture of the essence of every person in the world uniting in harmony. Artwork by Evelyn Terranova. Produced by Dickie Ogden. More info and extras at Tuber Creations.

The Band:
Sven Eberlein – Guitars & Vocals
Dickie Ogden – Drums & Vocals
Patty Hughes – Wurlitzer Piano, Farfisa Organ, Phil’s Organ & Vocals
Baba Ndjhoni – Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele & Vocals

Special guests:
Joel Oppenheimer – Extra Bass
Steven Forrest – astro talk