Hall of Fame: Paradise Now
Hall Of Fame is a trio out of NYC comprised of Samara Lubelski, Dan Brown & Theo Angel. Paradise Now is their fourth full length album since their inception in 1995. Though hinted at on their previous Siltbreeze effort; this record is not a departure from their trademark psychedelic excursions but an evolution from their bedroom recordings, allowing their sound to be captured in a more fully realized dynamic staging. Recorded over a year at the famed Rare Book Room in Brooklyn where Samara moonlights as an engineer allowed the trio to take their compositions further into the ether. Carefully sculpting not only the inherent energies of the compositions but also drawing every audible element into the fold whether it be a slow drawn violin scrap, fluttering percussion or the slow echo of a vintage Ampeg Amplifier. This record exemplifies the kind of precision and subtle craftsmanship that exemplifies the honing of their abilities and the furthering of their artistic vision. Members of Hall Of Fame have collaborated with the likes of, The Sonora Pine, Jackie O-Motherfucker, Tower Recordings, Tara Jane O’Neil, Thalia Zedek, David Grubbs, Tony Conrad, Metabolismus, Sal;mon Skin?the list goes on and on. In addition to their work as Hall Of Fame the three have independently released solo efforts (percussion excursions, violin experimentations, prepared guitar explorations, sound manipulations and song efforts), ventured into experimental film, studio production, documentary film and just about every other creative foray most you could imagine.