March 23, 2022

Season 2 Episode 05: Emily Cross

Satoshi & Makoto

CZ500 Sounds & Sequences

Loma, Cross Records, The Steady Waves Center for Contemplation


Emily Cross of Loma, Cross Records, and the Steady Waves Center for Contemplation joined Andrew and Connor for a spirited discussion on the impressively broad ranging sounds of Satoshi & Makoto's CZ5000 Sounds & Sequences; an album that was recorded using only the Casio CZ5000.

We hope you enjoy our chats on the desert's influence on all who experience it, the impermanence of life (and coping with that realization), and the soon-to-be CREOSOTE SHOW!

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Get your very own Casio CZ5000 today for the low, low price $450 to $1,000 US dollars!

Casio CZ5000 Photo:

Liner notes interview from CZ5000 Sounds & Sequences. Image: Emily Cross

Loma, Ocotillo

Also, ocotillo. Sonoran Desert, Ariz. Photo: Andrew Jeweleye

Black Canyon of the Colorado. AZ side, looking toward NV. Photo: Andrew Jeweleye

The actual moment Andrew put CZ5000 Sounds & Sequences on.

Camp Cyn. Photo: Andrew Jeweleye

Tiny, tiny, bebe cactus; pencil for scale. Photo: Andrew Jeweleye

Dobani Cylinder Bell in B

"Inverted World" composite from Artist's Palette, Death Valley, CA feat. creosote!

Regal Cinemas Rollercoaster Policy Video, circa 1993

Shivani trailer

Shivani – Official Website



Meow Wolf Santa Fe (the original)

Meow Wolf Denver

Meow Wolf Las Vegas

Stay tuned for the shocking final chapter of the Emily + Connor + Andrew discussion on creosote. In the meantime, some creosote facts:

  • Creosote is native to the deserts of the southwestern US and parts of northern Mexico including the Baja Peninsula, the states of Sonora and others.
  • The characteristic odor of creosote is often associated with "petrichor" or "the small of rain."
  • Jack rabbits are the only mammal that will eat the leaves of creosote, but only when the can't find other food they like such as blueberries.
  • "King Clone" in the Mojave Desert near Lucerne Valley, California, is the oldest known creosote plant; estimated to be 11,700 years old. Wow!
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