Voice of Eye

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Voice of Eye is a Taos, New Mexico based experimental ambient music duo whose members are Bonnie McNaim and Jim Wilson.[1] Formed in 1989 in Houston, Texas, their sound is one that blends electronic soundscapes, drones, and world music, particularly with Middle Eastern overtones, and tends to evoke an atmospheric or shamanistic quality. Many of the instruments used are home-made or heavily modified. Using this "odd palette of instrumentation," their music has been described as "largely indescribable, but totally inviting."[2]

A 10 year musical hiatus began in 1997 as the duo shifted their focus from music to building an off-the-grid sustainable home and studio in New Mexico. They returned to touring and recording music in 2007.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • 2011, Anthology Two 1992-1996, CD, Transgredient Records
  • 2010, Anthology One 1989-1991, Double LP, Vinyl On Demand
  • 2010, The Portland Improvisations, Conundrum Unlimited
  • 2009, Seven Directions Divergent, CD, color Digipack, Conundrum Unlimited
  • 2009, Substantia Innominata, 10" record, 39 minutes, clear vinyl with golden speckles, Limited Edition of 500, Drone Records
  • 2007, Nicht-Wissen, Voice of Eye and Asia Nova, mini CDR, special edition of 100 for 2007 Tour, Old Europa Cafe
  • 2007, Emergence: Improvisations Volume 1, CDR, special edition of 100 for 2007 Tour, Conundrum Unlimited
  • 2007, Immersion: Improvisations Volume 2, CDR, special edition of 100 for 2007 Tour, Conundrum Unlimited
  • 1999, The Nature of Sand, Illusion of Safety, Life Garden and Voice of Eye, CD, Manifold Records
  • 1997, Live LASF, LP, Anomalous Records
  • 1996, Narratives: Music for Fiction, Paul Schutze, Robert Rich and Voice of Eye, CD, Manifold Records
  • 1995, Transmigration, CD, Cyclotron Industries
  • 1995, Tryst #8, Big City Orchestra and Voice of Eye, Cassette, (Special Packaging of Many Things), UBUIBI
  • 1995, The Hungry Void, Volume Two: Air, Life Garden and Voice of Eye, CD, Agni Music and Cyclotron Industries
  • 1995, The Hungry Void, Volume One: Fire, Life Garden and Voice of Eye, CD, Agni Music and Cyclotron Industries
  • 1995, Sprocket, 7" vinyl, Drone Records
  • 1994, Vespers, CD, Cyclotron Industries
  • 1992, Mariner Sonique, CD, Cyclotron Industries
  • 1992, Resonant Fields/Hot Gypsy Fink, 90 minute Cassette, Cyclotron Industries
  • 1991, Voice of Eye, 90 minute Cassette, Cyclotron Industries
  • 1990, Isolation, 90 minute Cassette, Cyclotron Industries

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voice of Eye". Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bradley Smith (1997). The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music. Billboard Books. p. 239. 
  3. ^ Bryan Reesman (February 11, 2010). "Voice Of Eye: Respite, Renewal, Reemergence". Retrieved January 12, 2011. 

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