Friday, November 23, 2012

Following up summers bounty and travels to North Carolina in Late August with a Village of Spaces performance deep in off grid sloping thickets at the End Of the Worlds Fair...and a west coast jaunt with hot springs and family...... fall and winters cusp show us taking a break from live performances for the most part......and focusing on our new album and family home dynamics......
Winterizing, working "day jobs," and recon-veining the "band" identity after a couple months break...... 
This time in trio triangle form and modality......the group by in large consisting of Amy Moon,  Dan B and Bob New.   The trinity fires are lit......the hearths are banked.  A batch of demos have been cooked up.  Now we'll focus on tracking the actual album to 8 track 1/2" tape.  Hoping this endeavor will surface by the spring of 2013. 
Get in touch if you wanna help.....
A couple cassettes will rise up outta the snowbanks in mid winter as stay tuned and keep in touch.

 End oF The WorldS fair fambly pictured above by Faythe Levine.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Up Jump THe Summer VOS Shows: 

5:30-6:30PM (Note early set time!!!!)
Village of Spaces
Heritage Park 
Belfast, Me 04915
Flier by Amy Moon.

Big Blood, Village of Spaces, Joshua Burkett!!!
8:00pm until 11:30pm
Amherst, Mass

Big Blood, Village of Spaces
Dreamaway Lodge
1342 County Road
Becket, MA 01223
(413) 623-8725

Common Visions + Village of Spaces + Video Nasties + Crosby, Stills, Nash & Zevon.
Poster says 7:30 At the ICA in MECA.
22 Congress Street Portland, ME (Near Stange MAine)  Flier By Brendan


Common Visions + Village OF Spaces + Big Blood + GARM + Planets Around the Sun + Paint the Face Painter Rose McBurney
Potluck 6 Music 7
12 Mill Lane Lane Belfast, Me 04915 Flier by Dan B and Amy Moon

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Upcomming Village oF Spaces shows...

Friday May 11th
Village of Spaces, Janane Tripp, Willie Lane @ Mystery Train Amherst, Ma

Friday May 18th 
Village of Spaces, Drew Ryan, Tracey Trance, Hammer of Hathor in Unity, Maine
6:30 pm 196 Bryant Road on the Freedom Unity line
call 612 356 7921 for details!!!

 Sat May 19th

This JUST IN!!! Village of Spaces will be the musical performance this Saturday at Asante Sana.
Benefit dinner for Expanding Opportunities. Please help me get the word out.
UU Church Belfast, ME 04915 5 pm.

Monday, January 9, 2012

the "out of Stock" Village of Spaces "alchemy and trust," LP repress available from our website sooooonnn.....

TRD W/D #23 village of spaces "Alchemy and Trust" LP Reissues finally done!

The Village of Spaces "Alchemy and Trust" LP, was originally released in April or May 2011 in a run of 500 copies. We sold out and repressed another 450 copies, these with an offset printed insert instead of the original 2 color screen print. We're so psyched to have more copies of this around.......Its now available from our website.......

Here's a review of it......Featured on David Keenan's "Tip of The Tongue"

Morning Nap review by Nick Williams!

tUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

"Morning Nap" c46 (Turned Word)

Wow, this is a really lovely tape. For those who aren't in the know, Village of Spaces (currently residing in and around Belfast, ME) is the new moniker for Dan Beckman and Amy Moon's longstanding group that began as Dan's solo project, Uke Of Phillips, morphed into Uke Of Spaces Corners County, which released two LPs on Corleone (check their website: they didn't quite get the baffling syntax right!) and is now onto a more collaborative band sound with members Asa Irons (Feathers), Clare Hubbard (Caethua, Sports, Ancestral Diet), Andy Neubauer (Ancestral Diet, Impractical Cockpit), Big Blood and Michael Hurley (!). This tape is a collection of "demo" versions of the tunes that appear on the newly released Village of Spaces "Alchemy and Trust" LP (which is a co-release between Turned Word, Corleone and a few other labels). I believe they were both recorded by Nemo from Time-Lag Records.

These versions are just as strong as the ones found on the record, and I actually find myself listening to this one more, though I suppose that's because I don't have a record player in my car. It's got an over all rawer sound and there are times when you can hear Dan and Amy's kid crying, but I count both of those things as assets. The songs are vaguely psychedelic (read: echoy with cryptic lyrics), but they also fit nicely into a number of American and English folk traditions. The first cut, "Alchemy & Trust" is so jaw-dropping that I would call it nothing short of a masterpiece. The rest of the album flows nicely from there, with all of the tunes creating wonderful mind-pictures of the beautiful, but sometimes challenging, Maine landscape.

I really haven't found a tape that has been this exciting to me since Chris Weisman's outstanding "Fresh Sip" from last year. Dan covers most of the lead vocals here and his vocals have that amazing nasal/otherworldly quality of Ed Askew's work, but his lyrics are a touch more grounded in reality than on that classic ESP folk disk. But now that I mention it, you should also check out the new Ed Askew LP reissue "Imperfection" on Galactic Zoo Disk/Drag City. Those songs are more autobiographical then any of his two previously released albums, & it's so wonderful!! Only 500 copies, so get it while the getting is good. But hey, we are talking about Village of Spaces here. This thing is only an edition of 100 copies, so snap it up before it's gone.