Cameron, Lisa And Ernesto Diaz-Infante / Ghosts of the Ja
Album: Ghosts of the Ja   Collection:General
Artist:Cameron, Lisa And Ernesto Diaz-Infante   Added:Sep 2023
Label:Loma Editions  
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A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-01-21 Pull Date: 2024-03-24
Week Ending: Mar 24 Mar 10 Feb 18
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 11, 2024: Music Casserole
Take a Sister by the Hand
4. Apr 20, 2024: Music Casserole
2. Apr 28, 2024: CARTER DEMO
5. Apr 09, 2024: Sound Wheels
Take a Sister by the Hand
3. Apr 27, 2024: Music Casserole
6. Mar 19, 2024: Sound Wheels
Embrysonic Journey

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2024-01-11

KZSU Day of Noise veteran Ernesto Diaz-Infante plays fretless electric guitar with effects produced by digital modeler. He is joined by Lisa Cameron on lap steel guitar, percussion, and electronics. The varied results of their collaboration run from psychedelic improv jams to sheer distortion & noise. Something for everyone. :-)

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Track titles allude to Jefferson Airplane songs (“Embryonic Journey” and “Somebody to Love” are on Surrealistic Pillow) or play with their lyrics (“sister by the hand” and “purple berries” are both from “Wooden Ships” on Volunteers), while “Starchip” is a pun on Paul Kantner’s post-Airplane band names. But this is nothing at all like the 60s San Fran sound.

All instrumental. FCC clean

1 very slow. String plucking, tapping & scraping over a droning bottom. Clangs & bangs in the 2nd half. Little else happens. Eerie like the scary part of a sci-fi movie. (14:24)
2 mid-fast. Machinery sounds & deep bass thumping; free electric-guitar chaos. If you’re into unstructured experimental noise, this is the one for you. (10:48)
3 mid-tempo. A triangle chiming; a clock tick-tocking; intimations of nature sounds with infinite reverb & max distortion; quite strange but more listable than prior two. (7:38)
4 * mid-tempo. A bit more structure here: definite percussion rhythms & suggestions of “melody” on guitar & tuned percussion (bells, etc). It’s even kinda tonal. (8:20)
5 mid-slow. A blend of machine noise, bangs, and a vaguely Japanese melody (7:54)
6 * very slow. Low rumbling; guitar arpeggios; background noise suggesting surf or wind; then some sort of warning signal at the end. Fade out. The most approachable track. (3:40)

Track Listing
1. Embrysonic Journey   4. Outlaws
2. Take a Sister by the Hand   5. Somebody to Shove
3. Hey, Can I Have Some of Martha's Purple Berries?   6. Starchip