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Everything Keeps Getting Brighter

Everything Keeps Getting Brighter

(Self-Released) PSYCHIC LINES - Everything Keeps Getting Brighter - LP: $13
Psychic Lines is the new project helmed by Phil Glauberzon (Illuminations) involving spinet pianos, toy instruments and cavernous rhythms. Hi-fi and lo-fi collide with pop shadows.

Illuminations

Illuminations

Illuminations was a short lived rock band based out of Gowanus, Brooklyn from the years 2007 - 2009. The group was led by songwriter/guitarist Zachary Cale, and founded with long time friends Ryan Johnson, Kris Benedict and Phil Glauberzon. Equally inspired by the plugged-in folk rock of albums like Highway 61 Revisited, Zuma and the power pop aesthetics of Big Star and Tom Petty, Illuminations embraced elements of country, folk, blues and punk to form their own brand of American rock music.

Cubicle Puppets

Cubicle Puppets

AHE-04 PJ GLAUBERZON - Cubicle Puppets - CDR: $6
Phil Glauberzon steps out from behind the piano of the band Illuminations, to present an album of kaleidoscopic proportions. PJ's debut is a homegrown batch of songs that could be thought of as a concept album. The songs unfold like miniature movies with scenes and characters that move between dream and reality. Similar in feeling to the mellow pop of Paul McCartney's Ram and the comical wit of Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy, Cubicle Puppets is musically diverse and fluid in execution, shifting from dreamy pop to wistful balladry.

PJ Glauberzon

PJ Glauberzon

PJ Glauberzon (aka Phil Glauberzon) is a songwriter with a penchant for baffling narratives and breezy song structures. He is both a talented multi-instrumentalist and clever songsmith. His musical tastes vary from upbeat skiffle tunes and vaudevillian pop to calypso music and bar room piano ballads. Conceptually, he is situated somewhere between Warren Zevon and Steely Dan, as he is fond of both irony and comedy in song, as well as musicianship and studio wizardry. Phil has been part of the AHE family since the beginning; he was a member of the band Illuminations, played organ and piano in the Prudence Teacup live band and has contributed to the Zachary Cale albums Walking Papers and Noise of Welcome.

See-Saw

See-Saw

AHE-01 ILLUMINATIONS - See Saw - LP: $14 / CDR: $6
The debut album by Illuminations is the inaugural offering from All Hands Electric. Featuring the vocals and guitar of Zachary Cale and backed by long time friends Kris Benedict, Ryan Johnson and Phil Glauberzon See-Saw falls into what Gram Parsons called “cosmic American music”. Accordingly, it lies somewhere between the country-tinged soul of Big Star and the punk spirit of The Wipers. It was recorded and produced by the band in their basement on an 8 track reel-to-reel machine. The end result is an enigmatic album that is both familiar and foreign; one that wears the suit of American rock & roll, but broadcasts anthems from another universe.