(At The Drive In, Mars Volta, Triclops!, Minutemen, Sleepy Sun)
Released on July 24, 2012
Anywhere began as a LA/SF collaborative project started by musicians Christian Eric Beaulieu and Cedric Bixler Zavala. Fresh
off years of writing and touring as co-founder of Bay Area acid punk extremists Triclops!, Christian decided to immerse himself
in the resonant universe of acoustic guitar and began performing solo under the moniker Liquid Indian. In early 2010 while in
Los Angeles to perform at an art opening of mutual friend artist Sonny Kay, he befriended Cedric (singer of The Mars Volta) who
was a DJ for the event. The two exchanged numbers and planned to record something acoustic rooted in the open tuning,
eastern raga style Christian was delving into. Months later the pair met in Los Angeles, enlisted the mobile engineering talent of
Toshi Kasai (Big Business) and tracked the new material in 2 days at The Melvins practice space in downtown Los Angeles.
During that same visit Christian played live on "The Watt from Pedro Show" as the musical guest of Mike Watt (of The Stooges,
After the show before leaving San Pedro, Christian realized they needed bass for the recordings and boldly asked Watt if he'd
contribute. Watt agreed immediately and a few months later delivered the entire projects bass tracks. Returning to San
Francisco, Christian decided to reach out to vocalist Rachel Fannan, who had recently parted ways with Bay Area psych rockers
Sleepy Sun and had relocated to Los Angeles. Having never met Christian before, Rachel generously contributed vocals to two
of the songs, while Cedric performed vocals on three tracks leaving the rest to exist as instrumentals.
The music captured on this material is an ethereal, resonant execution of what could be described as eastern acoustic punk.
Likened to the voyeurism of Sandy Bull, Sir Richard Bishop, or Jack Rose style raga's reinterpreted at times with Drive Like
Jehu, Minutemen punk velocity, other moments emotionally spiraling toward a haunting, ethereal beauty akin to Vashti Bunyan
lost in the desert of a desolate western. Blending acoustic and minimal electric guitars with a multitude of percussion
instrumentation, digital tabla machines, sci fi electronics and feedback, this avant garde collective of envelope pushing splatter
artists have created a new presence. Modern mantras of electric silence that fuse consciousness into a recording of vibrant,
transitional material, blending geographic as well as cultural diversity. The sound of stillness amidst chaos, light below the
depths, dancing full circle into the center of what could only be called Anywhere.