We’re all friends here, right? So, we can be honest with each other. Let’s just say when I was sent an e-mail by a group calling themselves Viberary, I wasn’t expecting much of anything. A little fusion jazz ensemble perhaps? Jam band wankery that fancies itself experimental?
Gratefully to my ears and well-being, this duo is none of that. Ben Dahmes and his musical partner whose name I only know as Steph right now take the title of their recently released cassette Meditations very seriously. Each side is a low rumble of a electronic pulses and wow sounds from the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Screw Pink Floyd; this is the stuff that should be used as an alternate soundtrack to the final sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Let the colors and images fly by with these electrostatic jams tickling your eardrums and giving your synapses a massage while Kubrick sends them into overload.