|1||Vision Magic Voyage Pt 1||16:01|
|2||Vision Magic Voyage Pt 2||18:34|
The music airs merrily, resplendent in the care and joyous devotion to craft that it’s creator, Andy Puls, has poured into it. Each element swells with animation and character, the result of countless hours tinkering away in the Whistlehut, Andy’s home studio filled with all manner of self-built instruments, electronics, and odd pieces of gear which lend character and inspiration to his creations.
Formerly of Neon Hunk (as Mossmaster), Andy has been fusing audio-visual synthesias since the 90′s, often utilizing an array of handmade electronic and electroacoustic instruments, as well as custom video processing and homemade costumery. These instruments are, more often than not, rendered in a soft psychedelic design that imbues each with their own personality, character and charm, lending an air of the otherworldly to the landscape one journeys to in Andy’s hands.
Though Andy currently plays in several other projects, A Magic Whistle is his most personal and idiomatic endeavor, his vision here is pure and unqualified, save for the heritage of the early home studio/musician experimenters such as Joe Meek, Terry Riley, Brian Wilson, and Lee Hazelwood, whose rigor in the studio transcended craft and workmanship to define and shape their music from within. Perhaps also we may make exception to Andy’s deep appreciation and knowledge of a smorgasbord of global and indigenous musics, the influence of which may lay in his being a music of the land, evoking place, however surreally removed from terrestrial considerations…!
A bit more information as well as links to his other projects may be found here: