Now it’s the Future, a brand new, vintage album from present day’s future, newly remastered in Triple Surround Sound! This album was recorded over the course of a week in the mid-2019s at an old draft house called Southside Beer Garden in a city called Winston-Salem, under what is now the eastern Atlantic floating city of Newsalem.
John Ray has been described as ‘the Conway Twitty of Mars,’ and hailed as an early pioneer of the digital vibro-stringaphone. John’s trio Vintage Astronaut played five nights straight for their summer residency, July 15-19 2019. The goal of this residency was to create the space, mental and physical, to record a live improv album. The band recorded a live album of original composed music the previous summer (Vintage Astronaut), and the goal this year was to document what they had been working on since then; creating music with the full melodic, harmonic and rhythmic depth of their composed material, but channeling the energy and vibe of the present time and place, now, in the past.
July 15 - 19 2019 at Southside Beer Garden • 2108 S. Broad St. Winston-Salem, NC