6 08 2010

The storyline of H. luminous grew from front man Tom Buchinal’s own study of the 2012 phenomenon. “I began reading, listening, and watching everything I could about the Maya and their culture,” he says. “As soon as I would close one door, another would open. I got very much into the observance of shamanism and began to practice a little on my own. At the time, I had no clue what I was doing. I suppose I still don’t. But H. luminous is about this re-emerging contemporary shamanic vision and practice, being experienced and shared concurrently by more and more people every day. People whom I believe are the direct precursors to the emergence of Homo luminous.” (For more of Burchinal’s musings on the creation of H. luminous, see the album package.)
The music on H. luminous had a similarly intuitive, exploratory origin. Ayurveda’s four instrumentalists actually set out to write that most elusive of things for a progressive rock band, a four-minute single. But the music took them elsewhere, and soon the whole band realized that something much more ambitious was taking shape. Mystical, atmospheric sounds in some parts of the album call to mind Radiohead; other more ponderous and titanic sections evoke the power of Led Zeppelin and the primal virtuosity of Tool. H. luminous was recorded live in the studio, with the four instrumentalists playing together and only the vocals overdubbed later. Burchinal’s parts were added in a similar style later, with all lead and harmony vocals recorded in a single four-hour session. The aim was to capture the intuitive, collaborative vibe in which the album was written.

H.Luminous Album cover art designed by Moving Box Studio’s Nicoli Schwiep

Listen to the whole album!

More album art under the cut
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Moving Box Studios loves the kids!

11 07 2010

Moving Box Studios was asked to produce a video for G.I.A.C. (The Greater Ithaca Activities Center) for their participation in the Sober Drinking, Smoking, and Tripping Campaign. The kids at G.I.A.C. came up with the idea for the video and decided to center it around Sobe Drinks, and are looking to submit it to the company in hopes of airing it. Moving Box Studios loves producing skits and even more so… loves to be apart of the community here in Ithaca NY. We are very proud to be apart of this video… Enjoy

Ayurveda-Kashmir live performance video

28 06 2010

Moving Box Studios was on hand at this year’s Ithaca Fest to capture Ayurveda’s live performance of Kashmir, made famous by Led Zeppelin. This was only a two camera shoot by MBS’s Joe Zohar and Nicoli Schwiep and the results are pretty amazing.



18 06 2010

MC DEATH BEAR (Moving Box Animator and graphic artist) is having his 4th solo art show DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE will be July 2nd, 7-9pm @HomeGrown Board Shop Ithaca, NY. He’ll be making all new stencils and pixel/lego for the show! Also fellow Moving Box Studios flash animator and sound engineer Chris Davidson aka DJ CUTMAN will be playing video game music/chip-tunes at the opening! Be there DEATH BEAR CUBS!

The DANCE ON YOUR GRAVE after party will be at Pixel Lounge starting at 10pm, 21 and up, no cover, and will be DJed by overly dope Buffalo NY based DJ… MARIO B! So after checking out the dope art work DANCE ON SOME GRAVES!

The most epic flyer I’ve ever made… a Zombie Bear with a chainsaw hand?! Yea that just happened LOL

Money Mars Live @ Castaways Ithaca NY

23 02 2010

Moving Box Studios’ Joe Zohar shot and edited this dope video of Money Mar’s Live performance at Castaways in Ithaca NY. Money Mars along with Kid Vision and DJ Grumble took over the place and were the opening act for underground hip-hip legend Canibus (LL Cool J feud anyone?). Money Mars is currently recording new tracks at Moving Box Studios and Kid Vision and DJ Grumble are apart of the Moving Box family and have been recording most of their new beats right here at our studio! Keep an eye on these guys big things are coming!


6 02 2010

Moving Box Studios staff crushed the place with Dr.Z (Joe Zohar) and DJ Cut Man (Chris Davidson) busting the tunes, and of course Moving Box Studio’s own MC DEATH BEAR suppling the overly dope art! Our friend Jessica Weston was overly rad and took pictures during my art show RETURN OF THE DEATH BEAR this past thursday! You can see more of Jessica’s photography on here facebook page Jessica Jean Weston Photography . Also (and fellow SickDamage.com’s blogger) Jake Barber was there recording the night and should have a video made in a couple weeks from the show… so stayed tuned! (Also I realized that I don’t have pictures of the new art alone… I’ll go back and take some pictures once I get the chance!)

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24 01 2010

NEW ART SHOW! Feb 4th 10pm @ Pixel Lounge Ithaca NY 21 and up This will be my 3rd art show at Pixel and I’ll be showing new lego/pixel artwork along with larger scale recreations of some of my more famous tags and some all new stencils! I wont be the only person reping Moving Box Studios at the show. Dj Air Man aka Chris Davidson will be playing a video game/chiptune set followed by Dr.Z aka Joe Zohar pumping house/drum and bass to close out the night! Also my buddy Jake Barber will be there documenting the night and making a video with the footage for the blog! So come check out the new art, party your face off, and dance on people’s graves with the Moving Box staff!