Ron Poznansky from the Throne of Blood-signed, ethereal space-funk duo Cosmic kids attended 'SUP Magazine's 'A Day in the Desert', which resulted in this tight little photo diary from the Californian desert.
Last week I had the pleasure of being a part of 'SUP Magazine's "A Day In the Desert." A one-day "minifestival" near Joshua Tree, in California's high desert. The setting was in the backyard of a ranch house with a view of expansive and jagged terrain dotted with Joshua Trees with sparse craggy hills protruding.
Two teepees occupied the dirt basin adjacent to the stage and a path of flickering, dimmed, orange lights led people to the modest stage. There was an open bar manned by some friendly and slightly eccentric local folk. I provided an opening set of ambient music and as the pink and orange sunset faded into darkness, the full moon illuminated the desert. Atmospheric sounds of the bands Sun Araw, Survive, Earth, Fontanelle complimented the landscape.
A substantial crowd formed around the stage while others who were topographically inclined perched themselves on an adjacent hill about five minutes walk from the stage where the music was still audible. As the last band's set ended, I postscript the night with aurally atmospheric jams. This freedom to walk around and enjoy the music is something very unique to an event, the fact the crowd consisted of a lot of friends and mutual friends, it felt like everyone was on the same page but free to be on their own trips. 'SUP Magazine will be posting a Cosmic Kids mix of ambient music.
All photos by Brock Batten