Rafi Bookstaber Late Summer on Limited Edition LP
Member of Death Chants, Aswara, Von Himmel & Mendocino
"We'd like to welcome back our old friend Rafi Bookstaber. It's all good...the immediate thing I felt when I jammed his Late Summer for the first time was wanting to hug life, cosmic love in the underground. This is a diff kind of human digitata, it's sweet analog. You dig spring reverb, then maybe flesh it with sum Ra-fi. Pure jam. Extended solos and explorations go from downtown woodland discord and eternal reverie to Relatively Clean Rivers and beat earth poetics. Pretty darlin' indeed...
"What a vapor trail of music; very groovy to see folks finally catching up to this head. Dawn of a new vibration out of his occult pedigree in so many spaced out earth objects (Death Chants / Aswara / Von Himmel / Mendocino). Bookstaber also logged golden hours with Time-Lag and that deep scene. The beginning of an ear and golden spirit juice. Mined private press vision with his own Azriel and Humito imprints, shucked handmades – there's also his groove and howl with the wolfpack in the MV / EE axis.
"Oxide, preserves and records...Rafi hummed the music of maidens. Iron Maiden this is not, shipbuilding it sails, four sail and many years ago I was there, so was Rafi's fi. You dig, apache? Find some wampum, blow a journey, be here now for Late Summer eternal..." – Matt "MV" Valentine