Mickey Hart Band
The Mickey Hart Band will release their second album in two years on August 13th, 2013, titled Superorganism, just weeks before Hart’s 70th Birthday. On the band’s last record, Mysterium Tremendum (2012), Hart sonified light waves from space with the help of NASA and scientists from Penn State and Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Now, with Superorganism, Hart is going even deeper. “This time we journey into the micro, the hidden worlds of rhythm within us, within our bodies,” says Hart. “The brain, Rhythm Central, the place of dreams is explored. My brain wave signals are reimagined in sound using a cap with electrodes that can read the throbs and signals of the brain. I have also sonified the sounds of stem cells, and heart rhythms for this recording.” This idea began early in 2012 with Hart’s research of the affect of rhythm on the brain with Dr. Adam Gazzalley of UCSF. The album will once again feature lyrics from Hart’s longtime collaborator and Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter, as well as many special guest musicians. The band recently released three free live tracks from their 3/6/13 Solana Beach, CA show including the brand new song, “The Sermon”, featuring lyrics by Hunter. “The Sermon”, along with Grateful Dead classics “Ramble On Rose” and “Playing in the Band”, is available athttp://www.mickeyhart.net/download.