Released in August, the three albums are available for pre-order now
Rob Mazurek’s new trilogy of albums will be released in August by Astral Spirits. Called Marfa Trilogy, the records will be available individually or as a bundle. The set includes a two part suite exploring the Texan Marfa desert with his new ensemble featuring Kris Davis on piano, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on bass and Chad Taylor on Drums. Called Desert Encrypts Vol 1, the suite was recorded live at Marfa's Crowley Theater during the first edition of Mazurek's Desert Encrypts Festival in August 2018. Another part, Love Waves Ecstatic Charge, features Mazurek using a modular synthesizer and computer to construct sounds from 106 images taken on a broken digital camera; Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV is a four channel composition for the ESS Florasonic sound installation series at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservatory, made in conjunction with Mazurek's solo exhibition The Shaping Light.
Meanwhile, Mazurek will premiere Desert Encrypts Vol 2 at the second Desert Encrypts festival happening in Marfa, Texas between 26–28 July. And the city's Wrong Gallery will present an exhibition of his visual works from 19 July–19 August.