Spontaneous improvisational composition by form and function is the basis for Lichens. Injecting evolution and natural process into the art form is key. Reflection of internalized experience illuminates symbiosis, serendipity and syncronicity ultimately opening the door. Mistakeisms prevail, time only tells and future past is the next window.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is Lichens.
Through collaboration Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has worked with White/Light, Cloudland Canyon, Michael Zerang, Joshua Micah Abrams, Alan Licht, Hisham Bharoocha, Rose Lazar, Bird Show (Ben Vida), Doug Aitken, Butchy Fuego and Om.
Lichens - The Psychic Nature of Being cd (Kranky) / lp (Holy Mountain)
Lichens - Omns cd+dvd (Kranky)
White/Lichens - s/t cd (Holy Mountain)
Cloudland Canyon/Lichens - Exterminating Angel cd/lp (Holy Mountain)
Lichens/Lexie Mountain - split lp (Hoss)
Robert A. A. Lowe/Rose Lazar - Gyromancy book+cd (Thrill Jockey)
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe - "Ringing Worlds" (remix for Koen Holtkamp) lp (Type)
M st r ng W tchcr ft L v ng n Sp r t for Doug Aitken's "Migration" (video)
White/Lichens/:take: - split 10" (three:four)
Lichens... debuted at the Million Tongues festival last summer. Lowe's finger picked acoustic guitar sounded like he's spent time pondering Fahey's legacy, but his looped, wordless vocals were reminiscent of Meredith Monk.
-- Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader
The best part of Lichens are the vocals, Lowe has a pretty deep voice and the resulting loops are like a cross between Frippertronics and Demetrio Stratos's solo albums.