Earthless Details ‘Live In The Mojave Desert’ Livestream Concert Film Experience
Earthless detailed a livestream concert film experience, Live In The Mojave Desert: Vol. 1 – 5. The San Diego-based heavy psych rock trio will kick off the series on Saturday, January 23 with over an hour of performance footage from California’s Mojave Desert featuring light production by Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show.
Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking 1972 concert film Live At Pompeii inspired Live In The Mojave Desert. The premiere will also feature “a virtual ‘fly-on-the-wall’ hangout session with Earthless and personalities from the California Desert Rock scene as they discuss their favorite concert films and share some of their favorite video clips and other trippy footage,” as per a press release.
Earthless drummer Mario Rubalcaba spoke about Live In The Mojave Desert in a statement. Read his words below:
Having the opportunity to set up out in the desert and play how we do was one of the best experiences ever actually. Adding to it the Mad Alchemy liquid lights and the surroundings made for a very satisfying day/night of jamming. Thankful for the label preserving the night by filming and recording this. I hope people can enjoy the release as much as we did doing it.
The series will also see performances by Nebula (February 6), Spirit Mother (February 20), Mountain Tamer (March 6) and Stoner (March 20). Live In The Mojave Desert producer Ryan Jones further detailed the project:
In October 2020 we filmed and recorded five bands in four days, deep in the deep sand and iconic rocks of the desert. It was a major undertaking to bring this many people and this much gear out to a very remote desert location. Including the bands, we had 25 people onsite daily. With only one road in, everyone and all the gear had to come up a half mile long hill of deep sand–30 miles from nowhere. We had to hire local desert guys with huge 4×4 pickups to help. The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show projected on a four-story high, double pyramid of boulders and we had a crack squad of filmmakers, photographers and recording engineers there to capture it all. It was insane, but it was worth it to see our favorite bands play again!