Moon Mirage is the new album from Trans Van Santos, the latest incarnation of acid gospel visionary Mark Matos and his transcendent tunes.
Produced by old friend and frequent collaborator Matt Adams of The Blank Tapes; mixed by fellow dreamer and musical maverick David Glasebrook; and featuring contributions from a cast of friends including the lovely Anna Jo, Matt Adams, and Pearl Charles —the sound is all dry dusty crooners and sun-baked ballads.
Recommended for fans of clear desert nights, Tucson sunsets, and existential exploration.
released March 17, 2015
produced by matt adams and trans van santos. recorded at the boulder house—pioneertown, ca. mixed by david glasebrook at new, improved recording—oakland, ca. additional engineering by matt adams and jacob huele. mastered by roger seibel at sae mastering—phoenix, az. art direction by yasamine june and david glasebrook. design and layout by yasamine june. moon mirage lettering by dameon lee waggoner. the musicians: matt adams, anna jo, joe lewis, moomaw, pearl charles, david glasebrook, yasamine june, and trans van santos. trans thanks: kyle lesley, david & yasi at royal oakie, bryan darling, heartwave media, adam heart mother, the blank tapes, pearl charles, pappy & harriet's, joe lewis, moo, nelly & tree & blu, paulo & isabel, joey cabral, the ancestors, family folk explosion, james franco, cousin’s club, blacky ranchette, dameon lee, terence mckenna, sensei mihaly & the lovely and patient warrior anna jo. all songs by mark matos. c & p 2014.