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Bozon Tracks

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The King of the Plow and Stars
A Canadian Overture
A Protozoan Revenge
Puget Sound
Son Of Chuck & Bob
Ice Logic
Veins In The Pavement
Famous ‘admen of the West
Nomad Speaks

Ice Logic excerpt

6. Ice Logic (Kaphan/Bozon) 7:21
© 1980 Bruce Kaphan
George Marsh- congas, waterphone
Ed Easton- soprano sax
Brian Schindele- piano
Drew Anderson- orchestra bells
Recorded at John Altman Studio, San Francisco, CA, Music Annex Studio C, Menlo Park, CA,
Rework done at Dragon Studios, Redwood City, CA and Niagra Falls

Inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness and with a tip of the hat to one of my early guitar heroes Terje Rypdal, this was Bozon’s first foray into a real recording studio. In one of the band’s few successes, my piece “Nomad Speaks” won first place in the 1980 Seven Creative Days Festival’s composition competition. Our prizes included an opening slot for Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock and a handful of hours at John Altman Studio in San Francisco. Due to a chronic lack of money, we never actually finished this song while Bozon existed. Sadly we were never happy with the sound of the spinet piano Drew played in the original recording, so years later after the band had broken up and we had temporarily lost touch with Drew, and Brian and I were working together on other material, I asked Brian to replace the piano on a nicer instrument- the Baldwin Grand at Dragon Studios. At that point due to analog tape track count limitations the decision was made to erase Drew’s original piano. Although an earlier mix of the track exists with Drew’s piano on it, the mix was one of my earliest 16 or more track mixes and well, it sucked - sorry Drew! George Marsh and I overdubbed at Music Annex Studio C. After Bozon’s demise, I started working in the “Silver Circuit”, playing lounges in Nevada’s casinos. I met Ed Easton while playing at the then “Sahara Tahoe”. Ed was playing in one of the other lounges. I kidnapped him one day, we drove feverishly to a studio in Sacramento, recorded feverishly, then drove back feverishly to make our gigs that night. - bk

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