Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sexy Thoughts

From the liner notes:

"Since time immemorial, the drum has enjoyed a place of privilege in the rituals and daily lives of mankind. The combination of its structural simplicity and tactile immediacy make it one of the greatest and most communicative spiritual tools in history. The sound of one solitary man accompanying himself on a drum predates civilization by many millennia, and this tradition has continued in the modern arena, augmented by new arrangements of percussion instruments in the drum set and electronic devices.

Kevin Shea explores the use of the drum as a communication device in his solo performances as 'Sexy Thoughts'. In this profoundly spiritual music, Shea uses the aforementioned techniques to present music that communicates the fecundity of the earth and divinity of the heavens. Many human cultures have used similar music in various rites, and Shea's references to sexual vitality, altered consciousness and supernatural phenomena display a deep kinship with past cultures' practices. From the ancient Egyptians, to the Aztecs and Mayans to contemporary urban dance culture, trance-like states brought on by special herbs and fermented beverages intermingle with orgiastic dancing to the percussive sounds of the drum.

Tu as de beaux nibards is yet another spiritual exploration by Sexy Thoughts, meandering through layer upon layer of subconscious material to expose the spiritual core of modern Western Society. Shea goes forth to forge in the smithy of his soul the spiritual unity of all beings."

--Leonardo Featherweight

Sexy Thoughts is Kevin Shea

Produced by BJ Rubin
Recorded by Josh Bonati at Monster Island
Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
Artwork by vårin

Brooklyn, NY 2009-10

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Sexy Thoughts.

Tu as de beaux nibards (Pukekos)
1. Angelina Jolie
2. History of Electronic Drums
3. Squeeze My Nipple
4. Toxic Blood
5. When My Penis Goes A Swingin

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