Starbirthed - Starbathing

Label: Flower Room ‎– FRO-030
Type: Cassette, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Date of released: 26 Apr 2019
Category: Rock
Style: Experimental


A1 Spring Skies 9:16
A2 Summer Skies 11:39
B1 Autumn Skies 3:05
B2 Winter Skies 12:05


Limited Edition Cassette & Gemstone Package. Limited to 75! Home-dubbed Type I music-grade lavender shell c42 tape, with hand-stamped A & B sides. Full-color wraparound tip-on cover on clear polybox, hand-numbered, and includes small chalcopyrite (peacock ore) gemstone.

On April 5th, 2019, Starbirthed entered the small back room of a gem and esoteric arts shop in downtown Portland, Maine, and invited the local community to join them in a sound healing environment promoting relaxation and restoration. Thick with incense and golden light, the room reverberated with tones tuned to both the skies and the human chakra system, lulling the body and mind into receptivity while liberating stuck energy via harmonics and gentle feedback. With loops of bowed guitar drone meeting the slowly-accumulating music box melodies of synth and plucked strings, the duo offers an open channel to the clearing and total harmonization of body and mind.

Starbathing collects four edits from the six 15-minute sessions undertaken that evening, each displaying a subtly different expression of the moonless sky-light at the turn of each new season.

Released April 26, 2019

Ash Brooks - synth, bells
ML Wah - 10-string guitar, loops
Recorded live to field recorder, 04.05.2019 at Pashi's Grotto (Portland, ME). Edited & mixed by ML. Feather photo by AB; layout & design by ML.

Special thanks to Heather and Ellen at Stones & Stuff for their coordination and assistance.