Desert rock supergroup Yawning Balch (w/ Yawning Man and Fu Manchu members) is streaming their sophomore album »Volume Two« in full ahead of its release this Friday, November 3rd, 2023 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
01. A Moment Expanded (A Form Constant)
02. Flesh Of The Gods
03. Psychic Aloha
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
Yawning Balch, the jam-driven project formed by desert rock pioneers Yawning Man and Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch, premiere their sunbaked sophomore album »Volume Two« exclusively via The Obelisk ahead of its release this Friday 3rd November on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Stream new album »Volume Two« via The Obelisk!
“A mesmeric aural experience.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“If you’re a fan of instrumental and improvisational music, this is a masterclass in cohesion and dynamism.” – Everything Is Noise
“A wonderful sequel that continues the dreamy, blissful and peaceful journey into the furthest corners of your relaxed consciousness.” – Distorted Sound Magazine
“You’d be hard-pressed to find any desert rock and deep psych sounds that are quite so perfect.” – Real Gone Rocks
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 in the Joshua Tree desert and engineered by Dan Joeright, mixed and mastered by Kent Stump at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, Texas. Artwork and layout by John McGill. Listen to Yawning Balch’s debut album »Volume One« on Bandcamp.
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