Zun - Burial sunrise
In an age when the underground is dug up and paraded, commoditized, cheapened and discarded seemingly on a weekly basis, guitarist Gary Arce remains a genuinely underappreciated craftsman in heavy rock and roll.
As the six-stringer for Yawning Man going back three decades, he's one of the principal architects of the sound born in California's sands and known commonly as desert rock.
His contributions have been pivotal in the creation of a style no less American than Delta Blues and no less imitated worldwide, and with Zun's Burial Sunrise, he not only reaffirms the breadth and vitality that has made his work so essential, but builds on it in expansive and vibrant ways.
The core trio of Zun is Arce and vocalists Sera Timms (Ides of Gemini, Black Mare) and John Garcia (Kyuss, Vista Chino, Slo Burn, etc.).