Tribal virtuoso musician extraordinaire, Carl Roessler, and master Guitarist Clive Wright are Spiral Ascension. Clive has recorded a record with Harold Budd, which will be out on Darla in Fall 2008. Their wonderful debut recording is a refreshing addition to recent releases hearkening to the birth of a new, alternative world genre. It is fitting that the Image on the CD was captured during a recent lunar eclipse as it cast their shadows on the desert floor. Spiral Ascension is a fusion of sweeping, synthesizer-driven soundscape beds, overlaid with digitally delayed guitar, richly textured native wind instruments and breezy percussion. Wright is a master of the ebow which he used to effect the disc's distinctive guitar sound. With elements drawn from the Brian Eno/Harold Budd ambient sector, Spiral Ascension mix of modern and indigenous instrumentation also speaks to a kind of future/primitive fusion.