New album "The Long Morrow"!
BIG SCENIC NOWHERE is the ambitious project formed by Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man), joined by Bill Stinson on drums (Yawning Man) and Tony Reed (Mos Generator) on bass, vocals and synths. The four-piece is a sheer creative force of nature, a combination of talents whom respective desert, psych, classic and progressive rock backgrounds became one to form a transcending, uplifting and finely-crafted brand of rock. Their debut album 'Vision Beyond Horizon' was released in early 2020 and featured numerous guests such as Mario Lalli, Alain Johannes or Nick Oliveri. Their last EP 'Lavender Blues' stabilized the four-piece lineup around Tony Reed on vocals, shifting from the fuzzy, psych-laden desert rock of the beginnings to a more progressive and prismatic rock, enhanced by Tony Reed's warm production.
Anyone familiar with the terms “Stoner Rock” or “Desert Rock” have surely heard the names Fu Manchu or Yawning Man. If you’re a die hard fan of the genre, or a causal observer, you know that both bands have been dishing out quality material since the beginning. While stylistically different, both bands occupy legendary status. Fu Manchu’s sun-drenched, stratospheric, fuzz worship sound and Yawning Man’s ethereal, ambient delay have never been crossbred until now. It’s certainty a good time to be alive if you’re a fan of either band.
While the project would grow soon enough to encompass players like Tony Reed (Mos Generator), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man), Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Opeth), Bill Stinson (Yawning Man), Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, ex-Kyuss, etc.), Lisa Alley and Ian Graham (both of The Well), Alain Johannes (Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Eleven) and Thomas V. Jäger (Monolord), Big Scenic Nowhere is founded on Balch and Arce tossing guitar riffs and leads back and forth, piecing together song parts one movement at a time. Jamming. Sharing music. Developing a chemistry to build something new based on their individual experiences. In this way, Big Scenic Nowhere is the heart of what collaboration should manifest. Something that grows stronger for the cohesion between those who make it happen. The result of this symbiosis was debut album 'Vision Beyond Horizon', which was released in January 2020 on label Heavy Psych Sounds, followed by the 'Lavender Blues' EP, released in October 2020 on Heavy Psych Sounds.