Peckinpah - Smoking Peace With a Burning Crow 2007 - Lotushouse Records CD10
Bruce McKenzie is a multi- instrumentalist, singer and songwriter with Maquiladora (sweet, tweaked, acid folk) and with Buzz or Howl (free-form psychedelic acid noise blitz). His solo efforts as Peckinpah fall somewhere outside and between his two bands. Restricting himself to two instruments, harmonium and various forms of the slide guitar, McKenzie has crafted a deeply meditative suite of 4 improvisations, haunted by droning reeds and hovering, flickering, natural overtones that become the focus of the musical experience. McKenzie has strong ties to the Japanese psych underground. As a member of his two groups he has shared a stage, recorded, or toured with Acid Mothers Temple, Miminokoto, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, LSD March, and members of High Rise and White Heaven. This ambient americana drone folk bliss-out music lies somewhere between or among Boxhead Ensemble, Womblife-era Fahey, Pauline Oliveros, Jim O'Rourke's Happy Days, and Pat Conte's Ethnic Museum series. Made for ghosts by ghosts.