Sean Lennon returns to the WNYC Studio with Mystical Weapons, his improvisational collaboration with Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier; artist, animator and projectionist Martha Colburn; and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily. Both Sean and Shahzad share electric guitars, basses, and keyboards. Martha Colburn handles her films the way a performing DJ handles records: using the projectors like turntables, the images are mixed and manipulated live, with visuals forming an essential component of the Mystical Weapons experience.
David Garland welcomes the group to the sound-only world of radio, they perform one short and one long set (look for the free music downloads available on this page until January 28, 2013), and they talk about the project. Session music mix by Greg Saunier!
Mystical Weapons - scenes from the Spinning On Air session
Mystical Weapons official video for "Mechanical Mammoth"