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This is the second collaboration by Ma Ja Le & James Johnson. Both “Methane Sea” and “Seed” appeared on the “Live under a Harvest Moon” limited edition cd. These definitive studio versions and other new tracks grew out of a year’s worth of recording and improvisation.

The cd title “Seed” comes from a painting by Christopher Short, which was later to become the cover art.

The original group photograph, later manipulated by Paul, was taken by Rashelle State-Hootman, the wife of Vir Unis.

Also of note: The group photo was taken on the night of the “Aqua-Culture" performance by Chris, James and Vir Unis at Chicago’s Blum Garten Gallery.

“Seed” is mastered in the HDCD format and is the first space music CD to be so.


released December 20, 2001

Release Date: December, 20 2001

All Songs Composed by:
Christopher Short, Paul Vnuk Jr, & James Johnson

Recording Dates: 1999 through most of 2000

Studios Recorded At:
The Moss Garden (Cudahy WI) & Zero Music (Antioch, IL)

Produced, Engineered , Mixed by:
Christopher Short, Paul Vnuk Jr, & James Johnson

Mastered by:
Trevor Sadler @ Mastermind Productions


Cover Art: Christopher Short

Artist Photos: Rashelle Strate-Hootman

Layout & Design: Mike Griffin


Paul Vnuk Jr.
Synthscapes, Wavedrum, Traditional & Sub Udu, Cosmo-Horn, Prehistoric Insect Worlds, Altered Reality, Percussive Drones & Voice

Christopher Short
Guitartronics, E-Bow, Bass Flute, Drone Loops, Melted Machinery, Shakerscapes, Soundworlds & Ticking of the Watch

James Johnson
Synthetic Architecture, Piano, Reprocessed Sound Inversions, Software Synthesis & Ethereal Texturizing



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