Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
is a spectral trance-jazz ensemble with a psychedelic-punk methodology.
Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) - a word-melange of ritualic and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center on Christmas Day 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Old Jerusalem illicitly opened itself for a remarkable meeting.
The trespassing people who happened to be there - admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale - began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism.
As an outernational movement, Spiritczualic functions as an eclectic traveling nexus -- collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism.
Witnesses of its gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination - and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources - or rather testify to trickery.
Fusing self-built electronics and digital algorithms with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music; conducted Grammy-award nominated digging; and established underground venues and professional recording studios.
Since its formation, many collaborators have "visited the Center," with origins from Iraq, Iran, Israel, Germany, Russia, USA, Japan, Turkey, Poland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Philippines, Moldova, Romania, Czechia, Denmark and England.
Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his devotional miniature ink style to all Spiritczualic releases. Together with Ventral is Golden concerts have become mythic temples adorned with microscopic visual projections and syncretic collages.
When manifesting residencies in warehouses and repurposed buildings, Spiritczualic Enhancement Center produces site-specific recordings and space-oriented audio-visual installations.
MERCHANDISE - OYE RECORDS
- Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM
"Strongly influenced by early 70s Miles Davis as well as Daevid Allen’s hippie-jazz-commune Gong" - Der Freitag
"Really cool stuff!”
- The Avant Ghetto / Jeff Conklin WFMU
"Fathoms-deep, gnostic, communal psych and dub-disco-jazz jams"
".. a post-hippie spaceship to take you wherever the fuck you want"
- The Attic