RF SHANNON

THIS SITE CHRONICLES THE WORK OF RF SHANNON AND PROVIDES RELEVANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE AND RELEASE OF THEIR MUSIC

Cuaton

Caxxoch

Goddesses

of Love

 

burst

the dam

of life

 

let the five

solar spirits

in each hand

become a net

 

and catch 

this child

of the gods

 

-Francisco X. Alarcon

 

 

YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOURSELF WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED

BUT YOU WILL NEVER FIND YOURSELF BEYOND THEM.

 

THE LIVING GITA SWAYS THROUGH LIVE OAKS AND DEAD PASTURE

IT IS THE END OF SUMMER.

 

I RECALL MYSELF HAVING ONCE LIVED AS A BLUE JAY,

IN LOVE WITH THE LOVE OF TWO CARDINALS.

UPON THE MANY BRANCHES, I WATCHED THEM, AND I FROZE TO DEATH.

 

NEXT TIME AROUND, I THOUGHT,  I WILL FOCUS MY LOVE ON ONE,

AND I WILL FLY,  NEVER WILL I WAIT UPON THE MANY BRANCHES,

BUT CHOOSE THE ONE TO SERVE MY PURPOSE WHEN IT SHOULD

TO REST,

TO WAIT,

TO SING,

TO HUNT

RF SHANNON CONSOLIDATES THE NOSTALGIC SOUNDS OF A DAMNED AND GRAND CENTURY INTO A TREMBLING SEED OF MELODIC POTENCIES. 

RESOUNDING PHENOMENONS OF MUSIC HISTORY FOR THE HOMESICK WHILE SPREADING NEW ROOTS BENEATH A QUAKING PARADIGM

FOR,

AS NOVELTY RULES THE DOMAIN OF LIMITLESS KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM IS BOUND IN SHACKLES OF IRONy.  

IE

THE INFLUX OF ESOTERICA IN THE REALM OF POPULAR CULTURE IS SYMPTOMATIC: THE FAILURE OF THE AGE OF REASON TO ILLUMINATE THE "FELT PRESENCE OF IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE." 

WE, THE OVERSTIMULATED CHILDREN OF THE NIGHTLIFE, ARE BEGINNING TO FEEL THE WAVE DISTORTIONS FROM GENERATIONS OF SUBTLE STRUCTURAL MANIPULATIONS

OUR CONSCIOUSNESS HAS BEEN ALTERED, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, AND LIKE IT OR NOT.

WE CRY OUT TO ANCESTORS WHO NEVER KNEW US AND PARADE LIFEWAYS UNLIVED,

SO I SING AS A BOOTLEGGER AND ROUGHNECK WHO CHEWED TOBACCO AND PULLED PENNIES FROM MY EARS. THAT'S ALL I KNOW OF GRANDFATHER RF SHANNON, SO IM PIECING TOGETHER A LINEAGE FROM THIS. 

WHAT ONCE WAS WILL BE AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND SO THE SOUND OF MY SONGS ARE FRACTAL NODES OF A MUSIC THAT I BELIEVE ARE WORTH THEIR TRANSITIONAL WEIGHT.

MY ALLIES // ACCOMPLICES (JEFF RENFRO, AUSTIN BURGE, NATHAN DIXEY, LUKE DAWSON) HAVE BEEN SO GRACIOUS AS TO JOIN ME IN THIS EXPLORATION OF EPIGENETIC SOUND EPIPHANIES.

RF SHANNON IS ONE OF MANY GROWING PAINS IN AN EMERGING COMMUNITAS,  THAT WHICH MUST ARISE AS ONE AGE GIVES WAY TO THE NEXT. 

'HUNTING SONGS' IS THE FIRST COLLECTION OF OUR ROLE IN THIS PROCESS. IT WAS RECORDED IN TWO DAYS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2013, AND IS PERFECTLY INCOMPLETE, IN MY MIND. IT IS MEANT TO STALK THE LIMINAL SPACE OF GENRE, AND IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A GREATER ALCHYMICAL WORK .

-SHANE RENFRO  N