Howard Givens & Craig Padilla – Being of Light


Release data: Howard Givens & Craig Padilla – Being of Light CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2017 With this follow-up to “Life Flows Water”, accomplished composers Howard Givens and Craig Padilla emphasize a visceral and enveloping experience, conceptually envisioning the outcome as a topology of energy where the individual is a single point of light, solitary and self-aware, yet melded into the sum of all…

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Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy – Planetary Elements


Release data: Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy – Planetary Elements CD-R, Space for Music, 2003 The two 30-minute pieces making up “Planetary Elements” happened live on the fly during two performances at the California’s Schreder Planetarium in 2002. It sees both musicians sketch out expansive and varied aural canvasses where a mélange of Berlin School sequencing and lush cosmic atmospheres form the main course. Despite…

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Craig Padilla – Heaven Condensed


Release data: Craig Padilla – Heaven Condensed CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2016 What I got here is Craig Padilla’s musical interpretation of the Heavens through spiritual/cosmic/romantic/space music. To him, most of all it’s a happy place whether found in the clouds above, deep within one’s self, somewhere in the universe or wherever the listener finds their own version of Heaven. In the creation of…

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Howard Givens & Craig Padilla – Life Flows Water


Release data: Howard Givens & Craig Padilla – Life Flows Water CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2015 “Life Flows Water” was performed one week after Craig Padilla gave several solo performances in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Seattle, Washington. All these occasions provided a lot of music within a matter of weeks. However, the live performance with Howard Givens (founder of the SP label and accomplished…

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Craig Padilla – Sonar


Release data: Craig Padilla – Sonar LP, Fruits de Mer Records, 2014 “Sonar” is Craig Padilla’s the second album for the Fruit de Mer label, released as limited edition double LP colored vinyl. It’s a compilation of recordings by Craig from 1996 onwards, none of which have appeared on cd or vinyl before. Sonically, the outcome is a real heads-up for the aficionados who have…

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Craig Padilla/Sendelica – Strange Fish 1


Release data: Craig Padilla/Sendelica – Strange Fish 1 LP, Fruits de Mer Records, 2013 The shared release Strange Fish 1 is a very limited edition coloured vinyl record, part of the 6-lp set “Strange Fish”. The latter is a series of instrumental compilations, spanning everything from ambient to full-on progressive/kraut/cosmic rock and psychedelica, of which each album may be purchased separately. Number 1 features new…

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