Following the release of their recent debut album "Volume One", the instrumental project formed by desert rock legends Yawning Man and Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch share a second track taken from their sophomore album "Volume Two", out November 3 on Heavy Psych Sounds.
"If you’re a fan of instrumental and improvisational music, this is a masterclass in cohesion and dynamism (...) a myriad of haunting textures and discordant melodic choices that build in pace and intensity." — Everything Is Noise
Yawning Balch is the collaborative outfit uniting guitarist Bob Balch (Fu Manchu, Big Scenic Nowhere) and desert rock progenitors Yawning Man, currently incarnated by founding guitarist Gary Arce, drummer Bill Stinson, and bassist Billy Cordell. Their sophomore record "Volume Two" is part of a two-volume set carved out of a single five-hour jam between Balch and the trio. The dreamy and psychedelic journey started on the recently released "Volume One" will reach its apex this November 3rd in the form of an expansive and mind-opening 3-track journey.
"Volume Two" was 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. Listen to debut album "Volume One" on Bandcamp and order your vinyl, CD and digital copy at this location.
1. A Moment Expanded (A Form Constant)
2. Flesh Of The Gods
3. Psychic Aloha
About the project, guitarist Bob Balch says: "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."
YAWNING BALCH is:
Gary Arce – guitar
Bob Balch : Guitar, synth
Billy Cordell – bass
Bill Stinson - drums