Audion Recording Company (1986)
Supersaturated Records (2012 Remaster)
One of the debut releases on Larry Fast’s Audion Recording Company, Mythos combines layers of guitar with Michael Masley’s otherworldly bowhammer cymbalom and Bob Stohl and Kat Epple’s woodwinds, synths, and light percussion.
Chosen as one of The 25 Best New Age Compact Discs (alongside such other “new age” albums as Dark Side of the Moon, Autobahn, Dig It, and Thursday Afternoon.)
—Stereo Review 1987 Compact Disc Buyer’s Guide
“The five hypnotic songs on Mythos engender a dreamy tranquility, yet remain interesting enough to hold your attention. Obscure ethnic instruments ground the guitar/synthesizer songs with an ancient earthiness.” Performance: 8 Sound: 10 —CD Review
“Cleveland himself does everything but play the guitar straight; he uses Ebow, violin bows, Thumbo, and Bowhammers to elicit long droning chords from his instrument. Side two is a 19-minute Frippertronics loop, with flutes, bells, and cymbalom floating in and out. Very empyrean.”—Electronic Musician