As If You Were the Sea
Art of Flying is music(s) woven around the songs of David & Anne Costanza. Formerly of So-Cal area 80's noise-improv-second-wave-ska-party band THE WHITEFRONTS & more recently the New Mexico-based eldritch-folk LORDS OF HOWLING. Since 1997 they have recorded & released 5 CD's on DISCOBOLUS rechords & one 10' vinyl record on San Francisco's COCHON records. They record at their own studio, the BARN (see Tape-Op #5, or thereabouts) in Questa, NM. The core of the band includes David on guitar, piano & singering; Anne on Bass & singering; Peter Halter on drums & guitarist, singer, world-lover Larry Yes. Recent comparisons have included, Ida, Freakwater, Neutral Milk Hotel, Giant Sand, Holy Modal Rounders, Incredible String Band & Guided by Voices. It might be just as instructive to imagine the kind of musicks that would eminate from the collision of W.B. Yeats, C.P. Cavafy, James Merrill & Emily Dickinson locked up in a cottage full of guitars, delay-pedals, old tape decks, kids running around & the odd trumpet or tuba. Could happen. PeaceD.