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ARTIST
TITLE
White Light
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
SHAD 174CD SHAD 174CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/1/2016

White Light was a progressive rock group originally from New Orleans, then later from Austin, Texas, USA, where the group once recorded with Sonobeat Records (Mariani, Wildfire). White Light (not to be confused with the Glaswegian Christian rock band of the same name) was composed of Mike Hobren (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, lyrics), Rob Haeuser (bass, synthesizers, audio engineering), and Rusty Haeuser (drums, percussion, flute). On White Light's self-titled album, recorded in 1976 and reissued here with three bonus demos from 1975, fans of progressive rock will be treated to a real romp of experimental music that utilizes a host of instrumentation and special effects. Mike Hobren employs a diverse range of styles and techniques on the guitar, including the use of a cello bow on the introduction to the track "Stargazer." Rob Haeuser's bass grounds the music perfectly, and his synthesizer work is, at times, haunting. Rusty Haeuser provides well-rounded percussion to inject a powerful rhythm line into the music. White Light was heavily influenced by progressive groups like Yes, Pink Floyd, and Weather Report, to name a few, but brought their own unique twist. Highly recommended for lovers of progressive rock with roots in the mid-'70s. Produced, recorded, and engineered by Sonobeat Recording Company cofounder Bill Josey Sr. (1921-1976) at Blue Hole Sounds studio, Liberty Hill, Texas, USA, February 1976.