Transporting Salt bears the fruits of their first attempt to develop this practice live, imagining the Enhancement Center as an ongoing outer-national collaboration. Drawn from Russia, America, Iran, Israel and Germany, six musicians found themselves hosted in Prague, Berlin, Vienna and Hamburg. For each of these sessions, culminating on the Spring Equinox in 2018, they were joined by a local bass player they hadn’t known before.
Imagine something you might hear accompanying an hallucinatory Paul Bowles story: a spiraling, psychedelic epic from the early-days of electrified jazz. It traverses barren swamps, evaporating amidst asymmetrical waves of guitar and drones of homemade electronic feedback. Full of constant movement and growth, with distorted keys and Zither waiting patiently to appear for their parts. Naive children of Riley and Reich, Spiritczualic Enhancement Center offer a serpentine hike up the “Wisdom of the Idiots” trail, with the gravity of their emerging ritual as its mineral essence.
Featured in Free Form Freakout's Favorite Music of 2020
Staff Pick at the Attic (March 2020)
"Really cool stuff” - The Avant Ghetto / Jeff Conklin (WFMU)
“Transnational hybrid of psychedelic-jazz, at times slipping into an almost kraut-groove feel, it’s been a nice one to just let play out while doing things around the house… Really, really strong release.” -- Free Form Freakout
“A chiller for uncertain times... a crack commando unit, untethered by the concept of borders.. creating their own spiritual odyssey that connects the middle-eastern desert blues with the krautrock of the DIY spaces they inhabit. Astral recordings pervade the room like jazz cabbage. Might be the chillest release of the year." - Tabs Out Podcast