X A M B U C A is an ongoing multimedia collective which has had help from several trusted authoritites; namely Chandra Shukla, Jason Scott Furr, RK Faulhaber, Lux Vibratus (Chrome), Elisa Faires, Larry Thrasher, Todd Mellors (Saifir), M.S. Waldron (irr. app. ext.) , Sijal Nasralla (Dunums), David Linton, Enrique Ugalde (Soriah), Andy Loebs (Balloon Animal Farm), Derek Poteat, Meghan Mulhearn (Divine Circles), David James Lynch (Reach for the Stars), Joe Moresi (Subtle Body), Kimathi Moore along with the video and audio expertise of Jason Scott Furr and the visuals of Megan McKissack. The crew has been seen if not heard sonically feeding the beast known as X A M B U C A.
X A M B U C A is not limited to any particular style or category of music and would like to establish that it not be limited to the confines of musical categorization…experimental you say? Well we’ve experimented and know the possibility of most usable sonic results. So has the rest of mankind now that we together embark upon the footprints of human unoriginality.
As the name implies, X A M B U C A, is a non-sensical arrangement of letters spelling out what most often confuse to be the Italian liqueur made from elderberries known as sambuca. In actuality, the name lacks any direct definition whatsoever, the similar spelling only a mere coincidence. Cause it’s never what you think it will be, but it might and we’d like you to start thinking it’s whatever you want it to be…even if it’s horrible.
This being indicative of the chance operational, improvisational, free-for-all element of approaching art with a naivete free from distinction, categorization, organization, limitation and imitation while also struggling with the confines of these simultaneously as we would be naive also to ignore that these phenomenon exist wherever humans are possible.
X A M B U C A strives to be just as much visually compelling as it is sonically. Moving aesthetics are as equal a prority when it comes to X A M B U C A’s presentations. Our performance rider is simple: No darkness, no video, then no music (no show).
Chandra Shukla of XAMBUCA previously played in/performed/recorded with Squim, Scribble Seven (Nurse With Wound),Genesis P-Orridge: Psychic TV / Splinter Test/ Thee Majesty, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Qluster, Tipsy, Vaccuum Tree Head, Thrasher Qawwal, Bachir Attar, Scarab, Qaballah Steppers, DiViD, Thomas Dimuzio, Saifir, Flak Bond, Larry Thrasher, RK Faulhaber, Matt Waldron (irr. app.ext.), Costa Cross, Poo Poo Shoe, Naut Humon’s ISO Orchestra, Esperik Glare, Cardinal Pecci, Paw of Zing, David Linton, and many others.