Flavigula wavers in crepuscular zones, modulating among ripples and maelstroms, within spectra of snow and hailstones. Neither she makes delineations among the pleasing and unsightly, nor distinctions within the crystalline, shifting phase. Bounding in abstract landscapes, she thrives.

We are a psychedelic, ambient, and electronic project spanning La Rioja, Spain and Prague, Czechia. We focus on creating landscapes of abstract harmonic texture, peppering appropriate melodic and rhythmic flora amidst their dunes and ravines.


Releases by Flavigula on Zenapolæ

Release date: 06.03.2022

a tastefully arranged delicate ambient sound journey

01 Feudal Fetish 12:38
02 John Newman's Severed Head Still Speaks 3:47
03 Vlci · Wolves 4:51
04 Wondering If the Bellows Will Blow 15:49

These pieces are based on improvisations that were discharged by a guitar and its associated sonic manipulation devices during 2021.

Recorded in Logroño, Prague, Seminole, Myrtle Beach and Moncton.

Bob Murry Shelton - Guitar, Synth, Treatments
Christian Michael Newman - Voice, Treatments, Cover Art
Kris Boudreau - Electric Bass and associated sonic manipulation devices

Lyrics to Vlci by Renata Connors.

Mixed and mastered by Flavigula.

John Newman's Severed Head Still Speaks

Funolja is konum soxel
Nole lem sol isiz jo
Lofez sol tzija
Li an mikekon zana topen

You no longer have a body
Now just your words lead the sheep astray


V lese leží těla roztrhaná vlky a vrány spí

In the woods lies a body torn apart by wolves
And ravens sleep

Full Downloads

zen246.zip (complete album with artwork)

Copyright (c) 2022 by Flavigula
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Release date: 15.02.2020

psychedelic, ambient, and electronic

1. Bon Bon Incident
2. Fold
3. Cake Eater
4. Portrait of a Wife
5. Rotary Dial
6. Crack Open the Barrel
7. Shambal Trundles to the Osmium Pits
8. Still Life with Shotgun
9. Buddha Wore a Pistol
10. Glancing Bow
11. House of Strength and Love

Älläï is the idea of looking yonder, up, over there, or on the bright side. It is the vast, yawning abstraction that engulfs you from any one of those places.

It's also the name of a plastic penguin that our imaginary flute player had as a child. That penguin meant everything. Please consider this whilst you listen.

Bob Murry Shelton
Guitar, myriad effects, a modular synth named "THE FURNACE", Supercollider, sneezings, and brief mutterings

Christian Michael Newman
Voice, extensive mutterings, caffeination, palmas on "Shambal...", pink fuzz on "Crack..."

James Anthony Hogard
Electric bass

Matthew Riley Walsh, Attorney at Law
Electric piano on "Portrait..."

Music composed by Bob
Lyrics to Fold by Christian
Lyrics to House of Strength and Love by Bob & Christian
Edited and arranged by Bob & Christian
Cover art by Christian

Thanks to Daniel García for inspiration.

Full Downloads

zen204.zip (complete album with artwork)

Copyright (c) 2020 by Flavigula
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License


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