Tonight / 206
Ecstatic Cosmic Union: Tranquil and Transportive
by Dave Segal
on Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM
(Vermillion) The Seattle wife/husband group Ecstatic Cosmic Union have been around less than a year, but they've made a deep impression so far. The two shows I've caught by keyboardist/vocalist Rena Bussinger and guitarist Aubrey Nehring—both of whom run the Portable Shrines psychedelic-art-music collective—have tapped into a profoundly tranquil and transportive vibe; it's apropos that the first performance happened in a friend's backyard, under a canopy of trees. Ecstatic Cosmic Union's music is in no rush to get where it's going, and the trip it takes you on is just as beautiful and rewarding as the destination. Check out their eerie, hypnotic psychedeliquesence at soundcloud.com/harry-eyeball.