Good evening everyone! Today’s record is a bit of a loud one. I’ll tell you all this. As a huge fan of improvised music i personally haven’t been too keen on stuff that is overly loud. Even though a lot of this music is sometimes it’s just an overwhelming loud. A lot of the European records mostly but of course there are exceptions ( Luna Surface, Echo, Black Woman etc…) . But this album while is is absolutely an overwhelming loud is very distinct amongst those sort of “Freak Out” records I sometimes call them because it is most definitely…


Greetings everyone, I’m back again with more wonderful art to share. Today’s record is the delightful and inviting Black Ark by the legendary Noah Howard. Where to even begin with this record let alone the group leader Noah Howard. Howard’s art amongst a few others was always distinct to me for being very inviting and euphoric. All this music is to me but it’s amplified so much with his work. His first recorded release Live At Judson Hall i love for being so intimate, chaotic and beautiful ( but we’ll get to that another time ). As for Black Ark…


Hello, good morning and evening everyone. Here’s a new series/blog idea I’ve had for a while and I finally found the direction to go with it. As many of you may know my name is Travis John and I have been in love with improvised music for 3 years now. While it seems like a short amount of time i have managed to listen to a huge amount and have caught up with a lot of older and newer releases but of course there is still more to hear. I want to dedicate this blog “The Vibrational Crypt” to this…


A project I am working on.

To get back into the writing mood I will be talking about a project I’ve been working on. Throughout the year I’ve taken on many creative endeavors mostly musical but screenwriting I want to take up soon. But out of these musical endeavors the one that was at the top and has been taking the most time is a concept hip hop record I called Tales From The Temple Kanata which were to be tales/raps told from sounds made within the temple Kanata ( Canada where I’m from ) . Each track would have…


To try and keep up with the daily writing practice today I will be writing on a train experience.

One train experience I remember fondly is my trip to Toronto to go to the yearly Nuit Blanche exhibition that I got put onto by one of my greatest friends Ana. I was actually going up to meet up with her. The train ride there felt very cinematic. I was with my father and we were sitting on opposite seats from each other. It was starting to turn dark as it was during the night time ( obviously)so I saw the…


The Banshee and the drums that accompanied her — By Travis John

The Banshee was a figment. She was born of nothing but a laugh and put unbridled sound. Her smile sweet as nectar from the autumn trees the ghoulish hair and entertwining way she spoke. Her voice caused so much . Havoc, peace and prosperity but it all depended on context. Her life started from a whisper of air willed into by the creator of the 17 forests of Gal’Dor . She was a lone creature. In the beginning and over the course of her endless existence she would…


The Third and final work of art I will be discussing that impacted me heavily is Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. The thing with this work is that it’s so widely known and recognized and referenced in so many works of culture I can’t pinpoint at this moment when I first saw it. I can tell you about three years ago though. With my love for film rising my love for visual art understandably started to rise aswell. The first painter I invested my time in was Vincent Van Gogh. His story and the stories surrounding him for some…


Hello again I never got a chance to continue with this write up of three works of art that have impacted me heavily. Here is the seconth which is Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee. I had heard of this film preceding of actually watching it and I had no knowledge of it. I was turned onto Spike Lee by my Father I believe or just me 3 years ago on the beginnings of my love for the art form. I had always wanted to see it though. Especially since I had no knowledge of what it was about…


Art Impacts 1: Standing On The Corner- Red Burns

The first work of art that impacted me that I will be discussing is Red Burns by Standing On The Corner. This group I’ve found has inspired me on 4 landmark occasions . First was when I saw the Saint Heron live video on YouTube. I was already getting heavily into free improvised jazz and listening to it shifted my perspective to that you can experiment with jazz a notion first introduced to me when I first heard John Coltrane. The 2nd moment which is tied with the first as the…


Hello ladies and gentlemen. As some of you may know if your familiar with my personally ( or my social media as civillian42)I enjoy writing. I read as much as I can but more often then not words will come to mind and like the music and films I watch the free flowing nature of it all guides through me. As a sort of challenge to myself I will pick a random topic from just a topic generator and write about it as a sort of articulation and writing practice . I’ll do like 1 or two a day depending…

Travis John.

My name is Travis John. I am a young creative and here I will be posting my writings and thoughts and experiences pertaining to different topics.

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