Shirley Shirley Shirley is Nico Georis' latest release, an otherworldly kosmiche document of his experiments in plant music. For the past two years Nico has been using midi technology to connect a variety of flora to analog synthesizers, letting their biodata create music that is unlike anything I have ever heard. The results are strange and breathtaking. Ultimately it's the closest thing I've found to an organic expression of John Cage's notion of indeterminacy. But unlike Cage's music, Shirley is existentially gorgeous. It stands in the same category as music by Laraaji, Roedelius or Steve Roach. It is available as a download or on limited double vinyl.
- Psychic Arts
released April 2, 2019
Recorded and mixed by Nico Georis
at and around Sky Shed C, Big Sur.
All music is generated by plants, except track 10, which
features Matt Baldwin on guitar and Nico Georis on synthesizer.
Plant to MIDI translations made using 'MIDI Sprout.'
Mastered by JJ Golden.
Photos by Todd Weaver.
Special thanks to the Shirleys.