Afternoon Dream is the debut solo CD release of Paradise Camp 23
director Erik Amlee. His previous solo sitar cd-r releases have
garnered much acclaim in many quarters. Brad Rose of Foxy Digitalis
declared ?Amlee's skill is apparent. This piece delicately unfolds
like a linear dream about the sun's daily movement in the sky.
With little more than a hint of delay to push the movement along,
Amlee's playing is like a slow waltz at the moment the last rays of
dusk are extinguished. It is simple, beautiful, and timeless.?
On this release Amlee adds acoustic guitar to the proceedings, to
wonderful effect. Afternoon Dream is a masterful combination of trance
inducing solo sitar work and pellucid acoustic guitar pieces, with a
subversive loop or two thrown in to ensure that listeners don?t merely
drift away completely into a blissful sonic netherworld.
A figure in the underground experimental psychedelic music scene since
the Eighties, Erik Amlee has performed in a variety of groups and settings
exploring the outer fringes of sonic possibilities. Last year the release of
his two solo sitar cd-rs brought him to the attention of a whole new group
Besides running the Mandragora imprint, Amlee is also responsible for Weirdsville web radio ? bringing ten channels of adventurous sounds for
your listening pleasure.
Sitar Vol. 2 - Erik Amlee (2006)
Sitar - Erik Amlee (2005)
The Grassy Knoll - Paradise Camp 23 (2005)
Solitaire - Paradise Camp 23 (2002)
Chaotika - Voodoo Mechanics (1997)
The Acid King - Crackhouse (1990)