3rd Ear Experience was formed by AmritaKripa and Robbi Robb as a means of documenting and sharing their experimental psychedelic space jams held at various locations in the Mojave Desert including a variety of musicians
Robbi Robbi, Amritakripa, Alan Dude Swanson, Richard Stuverud, Dino Archon, Dug Pinnick, Eric Ryan, Joey Vera, Butch Reynolds, Jorge Bassman
“Stoner rock meets space rock meets world music.”
– Music Street Journal
3rd Ear Experience a self-styled desert space rock band was formed in 2012 in Joshua Tree. In the spirit of Miles Davis’ bitches brew the band built a remote studio in the legendary Furstwurld art gallery where they improvised and recorded for three days. From The fruits of these jams came their first album, Peacock Black. International Press immediately recognized the great potential in this project and the album was praised as a welcome addition to the genre and a “must own” for the rock fans album collection.
“Peacock Black is a must for any fan of the Prog rock music scene and seems to propel them to the forefront of the genre.”
– Firebrand Magazine
2013 saw the release of BOI a loosely based concept album, reminiscent of A Man Who Fell to Earth (Bowie), and a Stranger in a Strange Land where the listener is transported into space to look back and contemplate the plight of human nature. BOI was highly praised by rock journalists worldwide coming in at #18 on the year’s best albums in the Eclipsed Magazine’s top 100. The year’s highlight for the band members was opening up for stoner rock group the Truck Fighters from Sweden on the California leg of their US tour.
“This is energetic and powerful like all good space rock.”
– Gary Hill MSJ
2014 saw the band return to the art gallery to record a series of musical pieces that had begun to form during a long summer of jams, space rock parties and music festivals in the hi Mojave desert. In September of the same year, their third album Incredible Good fortune took the space rock world by storm landing in the top ten positions of various notable blogs, charts and prominent magazines across the world. Incredible Good Fortune also garnered a lot of radio play on dedicated online radio stations in the USA and Europe.
“Space rock at its best – powerful and expressive.”
From the get-go, it is clear these are excellent musicians on top of their game, rebellious and unafraid. The excellence of music speaks for itself, attracting distributors and music outlets worldwide including a vinyl deal with Space rock Productions. Above all, it is remarkable to note that the band is self-sufficient, apart from handling the recording, mixing, mastering, and engineering, they also handle their own booking in America and marketing worldwide. For this alone, the band can be highly commended. The momentum 3rd Ear experience created in 3 years together is indeed praiseworthy. The band is now ready to move to the next level, which based on their enormous success so far – is obvious what that means.
“3rd Ear Experience reaches beyond the customary rock and jam band stratum. At times defined as space rock or experimental rock, listeners are finding there really is no limit to the band’s horizons.”