Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday Oct 16th Village of Spaces
@ Homegrown Festival Boston, MA at Aprox. 3PM
@ Villa Victoria
85 West Newton Street
Boston, MA(the South End)

Friday, August 12, 2011

IN A HOLLOW LOG AUG 19th and 20th

fast approaching is the second annual in a hollow log music etc. fest in the kingdom - -

this year's event with take place on august 19th and 20th - please save these dates!

there is a bog and a waterfall to swim in

there are woods all around

please bring $5 for the performers and something to add to friday's potluck

some refreshments will be sold on one or both days
- - -
52 kingdom rd. montville maine 04941

take rt. 3 to montivlle - from south off I95 in augusta - from north off rt. 1 in belfast
the kingdom rd. is a tiny dirt road directly off rt. 3 - on the left from the south - on the right from the north
you've missed it if:
- from the south you've reached mt. repose cemetery on your right
- from the north you reached 10-4 redemption on your left
call: (207) 589-3025 if you have any questions

Friday, July 8, 2011

Arootsakoostik Music Festival Saturday, JULY 9, 2011 Thomas Park - New Sweden, M

Arootsakoostik Music Festival Saturday, JULY 9, 2011 Thomas Park - New Sweden, ME

Village of Spaces will perform for 35 minutes starting at 1:50 PM.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Reviews of Village of Spaces "alchemy and trust."

Hey there. I'm dedicating this post to reviews. There have been some really good ones about the new Village of Spaces Lp and we wanted to give them another home where they could be viewed all at once......


Village Of Spaces
Alchemy And Trust
Turned Word Records No Cat

Okay: can’t recall the last time I was so completely blown away by an out of nowhere release but this new LP from Maine’s Village Of Spaces aka Uke Of Phillips aka Uke Of Spaces Corners has very quickly become the most played LP of the year at VT. Recorded over the space of several years (some of it by Nemo Bidstrup of Time-Lag Records) and featuring the core duo of Daniel Beckman and Amy Moon alongside guest spots from Michael Hurley and members of Big Blood, Ancestral Diet and Caethua, Alchemy And Trust is a modern masterpiece, beaming the kind of stoned devotional folk style of Witthuser & Westrupp, Siloah, Tower Recordings and Hurley himself into the future via beautiful, drugged acoustic arrangements, heavenly male/female vocal interplay and perfect psychedelic songwriting complete with visionary lyrics that trip off the tongue and work obsessively repeating imagery into new alchemical forms. The opening track, “Ovum’s Influence”, has such a slow-motion dosed aspect, the feel of distant tonal sunrises and rural time/space, the vocals intertwining over nodding mandolin, keyboard, guitar and bass, that it instantly transports you to an isolated communal freakscene, complete with some of the more ‘in the pocket’ aspects of downhome psychedelic voyagers like Matthew Valentine and Erika Elder and The Cherry Blossoms. As the album progresses the mood becomes more hypnotic, sundazed even, with simple guitar/vocal duo performances like “House A Home Part 2” coming over as masterclasses in revenant atmospherics with alla the genuine magic of two musicians pulling force and form straight out of the air. I mean, in an age where ‘musicians’ talk of creating their music from fuggin You Tube clips and any clown with a Knight Rider t-shirt and a sampling keyboard can make ‘new age synth’ soundtracks it’s nothing short of revelatory to encounter this kind of higher-minded instrumental ability, with a group that play well beyond any inherited notion of technique and with such emotional and atmospheric articulacy, such devastating control over precisely-keyed psychedelic transmission. Alchemy And Trust is a modern classic and I’d easily line it up alongside epochal outings like The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters, The Cherry Blossoms LP, Dom, Siloah, Hurley’s Blue Navigator, Witthuser & Westrupp’s Trips und Traume, Dreaming With Alice, even US Saucer’s masterful My Company Is Misery, a record that shares much of Alchemy And Trust’s instrumental and atmospheric persona. Seriously, if you’re in any way tuned in to fully blasted/zoned acid folk w/a utopic stoned rural vibe then you really need to check this out. Pretty much eclipses everything else right now as hands-down album of the year. Edition of 500 copies, already sold out at source. Highest possible recommendation! David Keenan


Village of Spaces – Alchemy and Trust LP (Turned Word/War On Records/Corleone/Don’t Trust the Ruin)

The ever-changing name of this group (Uke of Spaces Corners and the variants therein proceeded this record) gives chase to all but the folk faithful, which hopefully can stop soon, especially given the level at which they’re now performing – surely these people don’t want to evade notice when they make music this stirring. It’s country folk with an eye on the clouds, set to wander, but with the cosmos in full view, providing an endless depth to their sound and removing them from any traveler/bike punk hoi polloi. The austerity and wholesomeness of their sound is fairly stunning, even as danger lurks in the corners and fringes of their sound. Perfect for twilight saunters through the wheatfield idyll, on that night when you meet the fairies and decide never to return to your loved ones. Their best release to date. (
(Doug Mosurock)

REVIEW: Village Of Spaces’ “Alchemy And Trust”

PhotobucketThe sound offered by Village Of Spaces on their album Alchemy And Trust (Corleone) sounds like someone went into a lab, dissected the DNA of Flaming Lips and Wilco and lubed it up with infant pig oils. The album (a short one at about 33 minute) feels like entering the woods of the mind, one you didn’t think you wanted to go but discovering you belong, and embellishing in its fine oats. It’s acoustic, it rootsy, it sounds like it doesn’t belong of this time and yet it is very much of its time, an anti- music that’s more about the music than the anti-, you know? You don’t know?

Let me put it in another way. It’s the kind of music you might hear at a folk life festival, or at a food cart pod, where the musicians arrived their on bicycles and all they’re hoping for in return is a sandwich and a beer. Instead, what they get upon playing is appreciation from the crowd and maybe a few people wanting to sign up to their mailing list. It’s of the earth, and I would love to be a worm.


Village Of Spaces - Alchemy And Trust

Album Details

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Village of Spaces might physically be from Belfast, Maine, but their music hints that, somehow, they spend some of their time in an obscure place in the cosmos which only they can describe. The psychedelic feel of the folk on "Alchemy and Trust" helps the tracks walk a sweet line between the intimate and the majestic. This is a band that has played with its name for sometime (most notably calling themselves Uke of Spaces at one point); if they can keep themselves a bit more easy to find, more seekers will certainly be jumping on this holy bandwagon.

Their songs have been recorded when able, usually on the road and with the help of whatever family or new friend has dropped by. The ease with which songs like "Ovum's Influence" and "Mountainside" unfold such genuine emotion and sprawling message from the simplest of melodies is testament enough to their honesty and genius. This is not a typical freak folk pose by well-heeled, sane as a banker college kids; this is music grown slowly, joyfully, and tested by the road to help burn off the bullshit.

The vocal interplay of Amy Moon and Dan B. center all the tracks, but are especially evocative on the jittery minimal "Buoy Gong" and "Forget Me Not," providing intimacy and off-kilter melody.

Any band that lists Alice Coltrane, Harry Partch and The Fugs as influences is all right by me, as it hints at their aims and their hearts. Village of Spaces have an umbrella big enough for all, with music that embraces chance, fun, the holy and naughty, and the guts to explore their cosmic muse with poetry and improvisational glee. "Alchemy and Trust" is a good place to jump aboard if you haven't already.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sat June 18th at RO HE GE Magic Theatre 12 Mill Lane BELFAST, MAINE

Hello everyone! We're super excited to announce our first barn concert of the Summer! Solstice here will be celebrated

Sat June 18th at
RO HE GE Magic Theatre
Potluck at 5pm
Music 7PM until moonsets by:
MVEE- Solar/Lunar Sonic Environments from Southern Vermont.
PRISMA-Montville songstress hushadelics
JACOB FRICKE - poetics from Belfast's Poet Laureate!!!!
LIV CARLOW- Hudson, NY Song bird
ARK STAR-(Abbie Shahn, Fang, Wally Warren with pickup band) Somerset Vampers!
Myn's will be serving tea, Italian Stovetop Espresso and Carbonated Beverages for donations (proceeds going to the traveling musicians!!!!!)
Hope to see yous there and please pass the word!
Ro He Ge

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


HELLO There, We are finally able to officially announce the release of our new album, "ALCHEMY AND TRUST."
The cds and the 12"s are both done and looking so nice........
A long time in the making we're finally done!
Get it from our official website:

For a preview of the cover art and a single from the album, see last months post.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Grass Widow, Village of Spaces, Broken Water, Rattlesnakes FRI APR 29th

FRI APR 29th 2011 8pm sharp!!!!!!


On Friday, April 29th, Apohadion Theatre will host Grass Widow with Broken Water, Village of Spaces and The Rattlesnakes.

Grass Widow (San Fran.), after making quite the name for themselves on their home coast west, have been migrating about this country, charming at every stop. Music that is never tired, weaving itself into and out of and into obscurity with just enough psychedelia to bring you to an ethereal plain with enough of a backbone to keep your heels close to earth with voices that flirt with the upper stratus. GW has appeared on the labels Make A Mess, Captured Tracks and Kill Rockstars (

town for the evening to add expanse to an already great show is Broken Water (Olympia). Broken Water combines shoegaze with something ungazed upon, touched with grunge. (

VILLAGE OF SPACES......Inside Outsider folk music from the Beckman-Moon family. Beware, Vos will play first (

The Rattlesnakes, a favorite amongst local critics and fans to boot play this one as well. Despite the disclaimer buried somewhere on their Myspace profile that they no longer use that particular social networking site I think you can still hear some tracks on it. (

This show will begin at 8 pm EXACTLY. Please bring 7 or 8 dollars as a donation so we can give these volks all they deserve. See you on Friday.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Heya Folks, The new VILLAGE OF SPACES CD "ALCHEMY AND TRUST," is finally available!
Below you can listen to the first track.
The vinyl version is getting squeezed thru the presses as we speak so within the next week that will be available too........ to your left is the cover art for the cd/Lp. To order the CD click on the PAYPAL button below........

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Village of Spaces Corners Spring Tour Single

“I like the way they navigate.

I like hearing their process of navigation.

I think you will, too, and I think they’ll

take you to a place that makes a great

deal of of sense once you get there

but a place you might not find

without their help,”


Ovum's influence by Village of Spaces
Village of Spaces (formerly Uke of Spaces and Uke Of Phillips,) is a folk group from Belfast, Maine. They have recorded numerous albums and traveled back and forth across the country for the past 10 plus years, playing shows every hundred miles or so, soaking in sulphur springs, doing seasonal migratory work, and visiting friends and family along the way. Influences include Gordon Bok, Michael Hurley, Neil Young, Woody Guthrie, Marisa Anderson, Lucinda Williams, Nina Gerber, Harry Partch, Jean Ritchie, Big Blood, The Fugs, Alice Coltrane, Uncle Bobby, Mary Offermann, Phil Corhan, as well as Lady's Mantle Dew, eggs poached in creamed Sorrel, Marshmallow Root, Saw Palmetto Berries, TULSI with all her names, Puera Toucha, PG TIPS, Blue Dream, Nettles, Ashwaganda, and Children and the cycles of life.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Hey folks……….After a few months off from publick performances, Village of Spaces is ready to step away from the hearth and play some Spring dates, in celebration of their new CD/Lp, titled “ALCHEMY AND TRUST.” V.O.S. will be playing w/ the following bands at the following locales within the Northeastern U.S. biorealm:

Wed Apr 20 Montpelier, Vermont at Langdon Street Cafe 7-7:50 pm sharp!!! w/ Mona Nash 4 Langdon Street (802) 223-8667

Thurs April 21 Providence, RI Early afternoon show at ANALOG UNDERGROUND 504 Broadway Providence, RI 02909 (401) 274-4123 w/ Mona Nash
Evening Show @ Forgue’s Zone w/ Mona Nash and TBD

Fri Apr 22 Hudson, NY @ TBA w/ Mona Nash and BunnyBrains Acoustic

Sat Apr 23 Turners Falls, MA 7PM @ The Brick House 24 Third St. Turners Falls, MA 01376 w/ Mona Nash,Sandy+Yet, Tom Carter, Flaming Dragon Of Middle Earth , and Ben+David

Sunday Apr 24 Belfast, Me RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!!!!! 8PM @ WaterFallArts 256 High St. Belfast, Me 04915 w/ Mona Nash, The Curious Shape of Hens, and Dream Zoo.

Fri Apr 29th Portland, Me 7PM @ Apohodion Theatre w/ Grass Widow, Broken Water and Ratlesnakes.

Sat Apr 30th Belfast, Me @ The Unitarian Sanctuary w/ Big Blood as part of the Free Range Music Festival. Other acts include Michael Hurley, Grass Widow, Ancestral Diet, FCK, Broken Water, Asa Irons, Jonny Corndawg, Cave Bears, Rattlesnakes and 10 more!

Village of Spaces will be distributing the new V.O.S. Lp/Cd “Alchemy and Trust,” as well as several other TURNED WORD records, cds and tapes so bring a few extra bucks if you got it.
If you can’t make any of there events and want to check out what new trds we’re slingin’ check out:
Ps: Thanks in advance to Caethua and Debbie “O’Shunk” Diaper for watering thee tomatoes and onions while the Villagers take to the byways!!!!!!!!!

CHECK OUT THIS SWEET MONA NASH TRACK!!! Recorded Winter 2010 on those 3 days when the sun goes flat on the horizon with deep snow and pitch of light solari. By Mona Nash, Belfast, Maine.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Biff Rose on Baba inspired silence

Fill your heart with Biff Rose, getting silent to Meher in New York City. For Mona Nash.
Meher baba by Village of Spaces

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bern Porter w/ Mark Melnicove TRD WD #22

And the dance goes round...... by Bern Porter and Mark Melnicove, from the upcoming Turned Word Lp Bern Porter and MArk Melnicove "Music for Children of all Ages VOl. 1"
Image courtesy of Bern Porter Special Collections Belfast Free Library. Sound courtesy UBU web and used by permission from Bern Porter Collection c/o Mark Melnicove. The whole LP will be out officially MArch 20th and available from , Forced Exposure, and many a fine record shops as well as TIME LAG.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Uke Of Phillips From Full Gallop #9

Uke fo Phillips. Song Live @ 3036 N. Rampart, No La Winter 2002? from the FULL GALLOP #9 audio zine/anthology songbook.
Black Dog Road by Uke Of Spaces Corners

Friday, January 7, 2011

Village of Spaces Corners "forget me not"

forget me not w big blood by Village Of Spaces Corners
from the new Village of Spaces cassette "morning nap"
out on