Apostles of Vibrating Cheese

by Tim Mungenast Astro Al

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A collaboration between humans and insect kind. We hope the insect overlords are pleased.

A review from the Noise: TIM MUNGENAST & ASTRO AL

Apostles of Vibrating Cheese

8 tracks

“Albanian Night Songs” sounds to me a bit like the Butterfield Blues Band tuning up in preparation for the “East/West” sessions, replete with a vibrating insect choir in the background. It gets weirder from there. “As the Grass Makes Love to Them” is a spoken word piece with mysterioso guitar; “My Guitar Dreams of Electric Yeti Meditation” is an ambient piece far more out there than Eno or Pink Floyd ever managed to get. “Harmonic Sponge Festival” is just downright wacky studio tomfoolery with the lovely DNA Girl on glockenspiel and Count Robot on synth. “Doubt Is Part of the Package” is another ambient piece which sounds vaguely like Yes getting down with it, accompanied by a spoken word piece. “What Doktor Plasmodium Found at the End of the Rainbow” is jazz and ambient merged into a dreamlike and gauzy soundscape replete with a narrative about a leprechaun. The album ends with the somewhat nightmarish swirling ambience of “Jun-Gal Subdues a Wild Goat.” As a whole, this reminds me of that bent psychedelic classic “Indian War Whoop,” by the Holy Modal Rounders. (Though not as focussed.) (Francis DiMenno) thenoise-boston.com/2017/05/cd-revs-may/#TIM_MUNGENAST_ASTRO_AL

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released July 4, 2017

Tim Mungenast:

voices, guitars, fx pedals, percussion, loops, samples, guzheng, chain

Astro Al:

DNA Girl: vocals, voices, mandolin, bongos, rainstick, glockenspiel, percussion, bells, chimes, african spring drum

Count Robot: voices, samples, loops, sampler, electric kazoo, therasynth, synth, virtual synth

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Tim Mungenast Albany, New York

Tim Mungenast is a surrealist guitar shaman with an almost messianic sense of purpose. 

He plays both mystical improv and 60s-flavored rock that flirts with psychosis, featuring odd chords and even odder lyrics (not to mention some really weird sounds). His improbably catchy songs often melt into loopy extended jams a la early Pink Floyd.
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