The Robert Lang session 2003

The final instalment in our 3-part series documenting the Progman Cometh festival (Seattle, 2002/03) is something special. A couple of days after the second edition of the festival, on 5-6 August 2003 the members of Glass plus Phil Miller and Richard Sinclair spent some hours at the Robert Lang Studio in Shoreline, a few miles north of Seattle. This rather informal session produced one track, “Gaia”, which appeared as the final track on Glass’s 2005 release “Illuminations”. It appears here in its full unedited form, along with other highlights from the session, building on ideas put forward by the Sherman brothers as well as Richard and Phil, who hadn’t played together since the ill-fated Hatfield reunion in 1990, and this likely paved the way for the second reunion which took place 18 months later.

Once again, these recordings are presented in mp3 format on this site, but uncompressed versions are (or will soon be) available for a very moderate price on the Glass Bandcamp site, where long time band friend Robert Carlberg has been doing great work documenting the earliest recorded endeavours of Glass (some of them, particularly the early ones, very Soft Machine-influenced). Grateful thanks to Jerry Cook and the other members of Glass for releasing these recordings from the vaults.

Download – 153MB

Jeff Sherman – Roland A-90 (piano), Korg O1W Workstation (sound effects), Ensoniq Dsk 1 (fuzz bass sample)
Greg Sherman – Mellotron, Korg O1W (strings, choir & bells)
Jerry Cook – drums
Paul Black – add. drums (1)
Phil Miller – electric guitar
Richard Sinclair – voice, bass, acoustic guitar

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