The Sorcerer Family

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The Sorcerer Family is the occult electric-ukulele project of San Diego, California musician Sam Lopez. Isolated and minimal, forlorn and dramatic. This is dark indigenous folk music for the recently haunted.

Having spent the past 11 years performing as Zsa Zsa Gabor and performing every style of extreme music possible, Lopez felt that it was time to bury that project into the cold ground, perform a lament and blow out the candle.

Where Zsa Zsa Gabor was electronic and static and very excessive, Lopez desired something more organic and earthly for his next project. The Sorcerer Family was born from that desire. Taking inspiration from dusty Folkways Records, the ruins of ancient temples and obscure magic practices, Lopez created a new language for an instrument usually associated with happiness and warmth. Utilizing unique tunings and unusual techniques, the sounds created evoke loss, mourning and vulnerability.

Hear more here.

See the latest The Sorcerer Family performance at the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway here.