VOLUME TWO is YAWNING BALCH upcoming sophomore album, released on November 3rd via Heavy Psych Sounds.
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Bob Balch here. In November of 2022 I went out to Joshua Tree for a day of jamming with the guys in Yawning Man with the intention of calling it “Yawning Balch.” No riffs were planned. We just plugged in and played. The only discussion beforehand was that Gary Arce and I wanted to mess with tons of guitar pedals. I knew that while we were jamming it sounded great, but it wasn’t until I got home and listened to it all that I realized we had something special. It’s hard to believe that we jammed for five hours and got two full length LPs and then some out of it. Every player killed it on these recordings and I’m beyond grateful to have my name involved with this legendary band. Fingers crossed they invite me back out annually for more jam sessions. I hope you enjoy these jams and please use responsibly.
A Moment Expanded (A Form Constant)
This is sort of a parallel piece to “Dreaming with Eyes Open” from Volume One. This is another totally improvised jam like the other songs. Although, I took this one back home and changed my guitar tones a little using different delays and reverbs. The overall piece of music remained the same though.
Flesh Of The Gods
This was actually the first song we tracked during the session. Just getting a feel for how we all played together as a band. I think it turned out awesome considering that. The main melody came quick and like the other tunes this one surfaced easily.
This tune is the only song on the album that features any synth. For that reason there is a lot of different synth sounds as the song progresses. I overdubbed the synth parts after the fact but the other instrumentation remained untouched from the original jam.
Recorded at Gatos Trail and engineered by Dan Joeright.
Mixed and Mastered by Kent Stump at Crystal Clear Sound.
Artwork and layout by John McGill
Logo by Pia Isaksen
Gary Arce: Guitar
Bob Balch: Guitar, Synth
Billy Cordell: Bass
Bill Stinson: Drums
RECORD LABEL & BOOKING – Heavy Psych – Stoner – 70’s – Retro Rock – Vintage