Don Falcone


Don Falcone
Don Falcone
Background information
Born November 5, 1958(1958-11-05)
Origin United States Pennsylvania, USA
Genres Rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Space rock, Ambient
Occupations Keyboardist, Composer, Bandleader, Record producer
Instruments Keyboard, Synthesizer, Bass Guitar
Years active 1980 - present
Labels Noh Poetry Records, Gonzo Multimedia, Voiceprint Records, Black Widow Records, Musea Records, Cleopatra Records, Silent Records
Associated acts Spirits Burning, Spaceship Eyes
Website Official website

Don Falcone (born November 5, 1958) is an American musician and producer. Originally a poet-performer in Pennsylvania, he relocated to San Francisco at the beginning of the 1980s. He was a member of Thessalonians and the original Melting Euphoria.[1] He is also the co-founder of Noh Poetry Records, a San Francisco, California based independent record label specializing in electronic music, experimental music, space rock and psychedelic music.

During the early 1990s, as electronica and ambient was coming to prominence, Silent Records founder Kim Cascone included Falcone on the first Heavenly Music Corporation album. Falcone was subsequently asked to join Cascone in Thessalonians. Along with fellow Thessalonians Paul Neyrinck, Falcone and Cascone recorded as a trio under various project names, debuting as Satellite IV on the Fifty Years of Sunshine CD. The majority of the trio's material was released under the name Spice Barons; they recorded two full-length albums and also contributed to the John C. Lilly E.C.C.O. album.

In 1994, Falcone formed Melting Euphoria with Mychael Merrill and Anthony Who. Focusing on space rock, their debut recording was "Through the Strands of Time"; Falcone left the group soon after its release.[2]

In 1995, Falcone started a solo project in San Francisco called Spaceship Eyes.[3] The project was included on several drum and bass compilations. The band released the single "Cheebahcabra" on Hypnotic Records in 1997, followed by the LPs "Truth in the Eyes of a Spaceship" in 1998 and "Of Cosmic Repercussions" in 2000.[4] Three of Falcone's Spaceship Eyes pieces appeared in the 1999 cult rave film Better Living Through Circuitry. Most notably, Mind The Alien from Truth In The Eyes Of A Spaceship was used as the film's opening track.

His next project, Spirits Burning, signed with French label Musea Records in 1998. The group released two albums on Musea affiliate Gazul Records: New Worlds By Design (1998) and Reflections In A Radio Shower (2001). These albums included contributions from over 30 musicians, including Daevid Allen of Gong, Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, and Hawkwind's Robert Calvert (posthumously). Spirits Burning's third CD, Found in Nature was released in 2006 by Italian label Mellow Records. Contributors included Daevid Allen, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. and Judge Trev Thoms. Falcone's Spirits Burning project currently includes former Hawkwind members Bridget Wishart and Alan Davey, as well as Chicago multi-instrumentalist Karl E. H. Seigfried.

Collaborating with Daevid Allen, Falcone released Glissando Grooves on Voiceprint Records in 2006. Falcone and Allen are also part of Weird Biscuit Teatime, which released their first album on Voiceprint in 2005. In addition, Allen has contributed to two other Falcone bands: Fireclan (which included other members of Melting Euphoria) and Quiet Celebration (an ambient-ethno-jazz quartet).

Various cable and TV network programs have also used Falcone's music: A&E's Biography, History Channel's Beyond the DaVinci Code and VH1's Driven. [5]

Discography

  • As Spaceship Eyes:
    • Kamarupa (1997)
    • Truth In The Eyes Of A Spaceship (1998)
    • Of Cosmic Repercussions (2000)
  • With Spirits Burning:
    • New Worlds By Design (1999)
    • Reflections In A Radio Shower (2001)
    • Found in Nature (2006)
    • Alien Injection (2008)
    • Earth Born (2008)
    • Our Best Trips: 1998 to 2008 (2009)
    • Golden Age Orchestra (2009)
    • Bloodlines (2009)
    • Crazy Fluid (2010)
    • Behold The Action Man (2011)
  • With Daevid Allen & Don Falcone:
    • Glissando Grooves (SFO Soundtribe 3) (2006)
  • With Falcone & Palmer
    • Gothic Ships (2006)
  • With Fireclan:
    • Sunrise to Sunset (2004)
  • With Grindlestone:
    • one (2008)
    • tone (2011)
  • With Heavenly Music Corporation:
    • In a Garden of Eden (1993)
  • With Melting Euphoria:
    • Through The Stands of Time (1994)
  • With Quiet Celebration:
    • Quiet Celebration (2000)
    • Sequel (2007)
  • With Spice Barons:
    • Unidentified Floating Ambience (1994)
    • Future Perfect State (1995)
  • With Thessalonians:
    • Soulcraft (1993)
    • Solaristics (2005)
  • With Gary Parra's Trap:
    • Beyond the Status Quo (1997)
  • With Weird Biscuit Teatime:
    • DJDDAY (2005)

Notes

  1. ^ Piero Scaruffi, [1], History of Rock
  2. ^ John Bush, [2], Allmusic
  3. ^ Piero Scaruffi, [3], History of Rock
  4. ^ Steve Huey, [4], Allmusic
  5. ^ Artist website, [5], Don Falcone, Music for Film and Television

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