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March 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm #186962Sudo Make InstallKeymaster
The Chilluminati present
Sacred Earth Open Air 2008
May 30, 31, June 1
near Black River Falls, Wisconsin
An open air camping festival brought to life with consciousness, harmony, mind-expanding music and visuals
Three days and two nights of psychedelic sound, visuals, art, fire dancing
Lineup and Artists:
MUBALI – LIVE AND DJ SETS!
(Trishula Records – San Francisco, CA)
Mubali is the trance project of Greg Farley. He has been producing and releasing psychedelic trance since 2003 and has several releases on various labels including Mistress of Evil, Trishula, Parvati, Insomnia, and Psycircle Records. His style varies from being slightly funky to slightly mental, but his hard hitting sets have reached some of the far corners of the globe. His second full length album titled Shenanigans, will be released this fall on Trishula Records. Currently based in San Francisco, he also has spent some time in the midwest with the superduo Primordial Ooze. Get ready to blast off with Greg's interpretation of hard psychedelic madness with a little twist of funk.
Dragon is David Scruggs, co-founder of Dharma Harmony Records, established in 2007 with fellow trance pal DJ Qog. With over ten years of trance DJ'ing experience and five years in the studio producing, Dragon has gained the reputation for powerful trance sets that give a strong dose of organic and synthetic fusion. Performing his first live set at the AUM Festival in 2007, David has been working relentlessly on new material for his first album, set for release this summer on Dharma Harmony. He has a particular style of trance that embraces dark basslines and edgy leads which tear through the mind, exposing the primal core inside. Dragon has performed Coast to Coast alongside artists such as Electrypnose, Artifakt, Deviant Species, Naked Tourist, Scorb, and Pondscum just to name a few. When it comes to full-power psytrance, Dragon will leave you scorched!
(Acidance Records – Arlington, TX)
Mist is an established veteran of the Texas Psytrance scene. After playing in bands his entire life, he moved on to DJing and the production of electronic music in 1997. It was during this time that he co-founded the seminal Texas Psytrance production company, Mistical Productions (1997-2007). Over the years that followed, his flawlessly mixed high-energy sets left dance floors across North America quaking. After a brief stint as an Inpsyde Media label DJ, he joined forces with Acidance Records. For them he compiled the two very successful releases, Dirty South and A Violent Reaction. His original electronic productions are currently being constructed under the name “justincaseboy”.
ALIGNING MINDS – LIVE
(88 / Native State Records / Aleph Zero – DC)
The musical palette of Aligning Minds includes jazz, classical, techno, breakbeat, drum and bass, industrial and more. For simplicity's sake, we'll refer to their collective sound as “intelligent dance music,” or IDM. They are more ambient at times than IDM pioneer Aphex Twin, and more beat oriented than much hyped DJ Shadow. Unlike the other acts on 88's floor at Love, Aligning Minds are not “DJing” — they do not spin other musicians' records. Rather, they create and then perform live electronic music by programming, synthesizing, sequencing, and the live manipulation of sounds and beats. Their music is a testament to computer nerds everywhere.
Its hard to write about electronic music and not mention blips and bleeps at some point. And granted, Aligning Minds have glitchy blips and bleeps in abundance, but they also bring to the mix various natural sounds — guitars, pianos, chimes, tablas and human voices, to name a few. Moreover, even the non-organic technological elements of their songs have a musicality to them that transcend the usual jargon. Most of their songs start sparsely, while slowly adding and subtracting elements in a way that creates a simultaneously alienating and sensual sound. Their songs are layered and textural epic journeys, never ending quite where they start out.
If you let it, there is a certain trance-inducing quality that occurs when listening to so many elements at once.
The Great Mundane – LIVE
(Chicago, IL – Psymbolic Sounds)
Shaped by a “Do It Yourself” culture, Jeffrey Acciaioli was driven by his love of music to create the moniker The Great Mundane at first to only satisfy himself. Born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan he was exposed and later influenced by genres such as classical, jazz, bossa nova, hip-hop, and electronica. His broad range of favorites and training allow us to enjoy his “one of a kind” sound that is anything but mundane. The Great Mundane's twisting textures, catchy drum whips, and unique soundscapes leave us with a melodic collage that is unlike anything we've heard before. The Great Mundane was first introduced into the Chicago music scene before taking his passion and energy nation wide. Soon international ears were falling upon his unique sounds and requesting his talents. Recognized and appreciated by his untraditional sounds, The Great Mundane worked with Belladonna Records to release two limited time EP's and has released his debut album “When Falls Arrive” with Psymbolic–sounds.
PRIMORDIAL OOZE – LIVE
(Chicawaukee, WI/IL – Divine Balance – Kabrathor)
The Primordial Ooze project was created by DJ's Kaiser Soze and S.O.T. Flowing sounds that seem to bubble and evolve like primitive life forms. These bundles of frequencies collaborate in a swarm like manner, creating intelligent patterns and movement. The Ooze sound creates a unique twist on the ever changing sound of psychedelic music.
The Psyowa Invasion w/ Aktif, Collision, Abrahm, and Alien Audience – 5 hour DJ set!
(Mind Outpsyde – Iowa)
Mindoutpsyde productions works to bring Psytrance and Goa Trance to Iowa and the greater Midwest through event organization and promotion. Live DJ acts, fire and interactive blacklight performances, visual art displays, and relentless presence on the dance floor throughout almost any party in the Midwest. The Psyowa Invasion is a fusion of the original Mind Outpsyde crew who intend on taking over the world, one party at a time.
Agent Hurt – Peoria, IL – Mindoutpsyde
Airyck – Marion, IA – Mindoutpsyde, Xcience
Anand – Minneapolis, MN
Ascension – Peoria, IL – Trance Psyndicate
Damon -Chicago , IL – Chillumafia, Divine Balance
Derby – Chicago , IL – Touch Samadhi
Energon – Chicago – Rendezvous
GeaL – Madison, WI – Audiognomes
Geist – Champaign-Urbana, Illinois – djgeist.com / 217mafia.com
Gnomes of Destruction (GoD) – Madison, WI – Audiognomes
HaLon – Bloomington, Illinois – PMLA, IDG Productions
Hardkornate – Minneapolis, MN – UncensoredUS
Kaiser Soze – Milwaukee, WI – Touch Samadhi, Chilluminati
KT – Chicago, IL – Touch Samadhi
Machi – Milwaukee, WI – Xcience
Mr. Roboto – Chicago, IL – Chilluminati
PsychoHazzard – Chicago – Independent
Psygomin – Appleton, Wi – PSI Control
Robyo– Chicago, IL – Audiognomes
Scatter – Madison, WI – Audiognomes
Skroller – Minneapolis, MN
SOT – Chicago, IL – Touch Samadhi, Chilluminati
Zero Six – Bloomington, IL – Eo Somnium / Chilluminati
The Paka Paka Lightshow – Milwaukee
The Paka Paka Lightshow consists of the father & son team Jerry and Reuben Fortier and long time collaborator Dale Kaminski. In 1968, Fortier founded the Eyes of Khamphalous Lightshow in Madison, WI. As the visuals behind the Broadway production of “Warp” and the resident lightshow for the Melkweg and Paradiso clubs in Amsterdam from 1969 to 1972, the Khamphalous Lightshow created a unique psychedelic visual experience. The Paka Paka Lightshow brings this experience into the digital age.
Fire performances and workshops by Wicked Wicks – Bloomington, Illinois
Full Laser Array and Death Beams Abound – Ocular Dreams – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rendezvous – UV and Deco Installations – Chicago, Illinois
Mindoutsyde Deco and UV Extravaganza – Psyowa
Growth Workshops organized by EKLYPZ – get involved at the Chilluminati Forum
Sound by Nuclear Subs, PMLA, with special thanks to Rexroat Sound
The Smoker’s Den ~ http://www.thesmokersden.com ~ Bloomington, Illinois
The Smoker's Den provides all-you-can smoke hookahs for the weekend at no extra cost. (18+ only!) In addition to hookahs, you can also buy various artwork from regional artists, hand made pieces, music, soft drinks, snacks, glow-things, and who knows what else. Stop in, relax, and have a smoke!
Phoenix Traders is Rockford’s imaginatively spirited importer of fine handicrafts and artifacts from planet Earth. We directly support the artisans with the belief that trade is a two-way street. We practice Fair Trade and we are constantly seeking products that enrich and improve the quality of life for both the artisans and purchasers of our offerings.
We will be selling UV active batiks wall hangings of Indian Gods/Goddesses, Buddha, Om Symbols, and Wisdom Eyes from Nepal. Beachwear clothing, split front pants with mirrors, sarongs, Sun Dresses, Hemp clothing and Hemp bags. Incense and incense burners. And other fun stuff.
flyer by Quasga
entertainment subject to change
Time and Location
When: May 30, 31, June 1, RAIN or SHINE (enclosed pavilion keeps us dry if it rains) ; gate opens NOON on Friday
(no registrations can be accepted before that time).
NCN North Campground
N8390 US Hwy 12 & 27
(When using Mapquest enter: N8390 US Hwy 12)
Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615
Campsite phone: 715-284-7138
From whatever direction you come, if you miss the “NCN Campground” sign you should also look for a tavern called “Grey Thunder”.
It is directly across the street from the venue.
- from Minneapolis:
[*]I-94 East: Over 130 miles
[*]to US-12 W / WI-27 N via EXIT 115: 5.1 Miles
- from Chicago:
[*]I-90 W toward O'HARE / ROCKFORD: Over 200 miles.
[*]to I-94 W toward EAU CLAIRE / ST PAUL: 31.7 miles
[*]to US-12 W / WI-27 N via EXIT 115: 4.8 miles
- from DesMoines:
[*]I-35 N: Over 140 miles
[*]to I-90 E via EXIT 13A toward LA CROSSE: 140.6 miles
[*]LEFT to WI-27 N / BLACK RIVER ST via EXIT 25: 27.5 miles
[*]LEFT onto US-12 / E MAIN ST / WI-27 / WI-54: 0.2 miles
[*]RIGHT onto N WATER ST / US-12 / WI-27. Continue to follow US-12 W / WI-27 N.: 5.7 miles
- from Milwaukee:
[*]I-94 West toward Madison: Over 190 miles.
[*]to US-12 W / WI-27 N via EXIT 115: 4.8 miles
- from Madison:
[*]I-94 West toward WIS DELLS: Over 110 miles.
[*]to US-12 W / WI-27 N via EXIT 115: 4.8 miles
This is the first of two weekend-long camping festivals the Chilluminati will be creating in 2008. Both of our weekend festivals will be in western Wisconsin, close to the heart of the psychedelic tribes of that state and those of Iowa, Minnesota, Ontario, and Illinois.
The Native Americans of western Wisconsin built huge sacred earthworks that we now know as effigy mounds. These immense earthen symbols, carved into the earth, were symbols of the Divine. Just as they built their mounds, we create these parties as Cosmic Condensates; our Music, Dance, Light, and Love form a sacred structure in Space and Time, a microcosmic celebration of the Infinite.
Come join with us this year by helping us to invoke the Five Elements:
Earth – our beautiful new party location near Black River Falls is known and loved by many
Air – The Music, both Psychedelic Trance and Chill/Downtempo/Ambient, is the air we breathe
Fire – Deco in three Dimensions: Art, Light, Projection. As well as Fire and Kinetic performances.
Water – Healers, the psychedelic people, the ambience, community, the beautiful something that you can't put your finger on…
Spirit – the Unseen, the Energy Field, Imaginal Realm Manifest
WE PROVIDE: 2 stages of sound and light, 3 days of camping in a beautiful natural environment (rain or shine), running water, bathrooms and hot showers, full vending (including alcohol for those 21+).
YOU PROVIDE : a tent, enough food and beverages for the weekend (or some cash – food and beverages will be available for sale), NO GLASS, NO DRUGS, NO PETS, NO FIREWOOD (firewood can be purchased on-site).
Please respect the venue by keeping the grounds free of litter. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT
18+ unless accompanied by parent (MUST BRING ID)
Limited pre-sales are available for $35 per person.
GATE ADMISSION $50
Children 10 and younger are FREE.
Ticket prices cover performances, tent camping and parking for 3 DAYS and 2 NIGHTS, and campground facilities. Trailer camping is available on a limited, first-come first-serve basis. Electric/water/sewer hookups are extra for trailers. Inquire for details.
IMPORTANT: NO THURSDAY ARRIVALS UNLESS . . .
Arrivals before Friday at noon will be turned away unless you are part of setup crew. Unless we have your names as part of setup, you will be turned away if you arrive Thursday. Contact crew (AT) chilluminati (DOT) org for details.
Black River Memorial Hospital
711 W Adams St, Black River Falls (5.29 miles away)
Directions to Black River Memorial Hospital from venue:
– Start out going EAST on US-12 E / WI-27 S toward WEST RD. (5.1 miles)
– Turn SHARP RIGHT onto HIXTON RD / CR-A. (0.4 miles)
– Turn LEFT onto FORREST ST. (0.3 miles)
– Turn RIGHT onto W ADAMS ST. (0.3 miles)
We are not responsible for the accuracy of these directions. Check them yourself, first, before you come to the event.
TAXI, AMTRAK, GREYHOUND
- [*]Falls Taxi (call them at least a day in advance, $1.50/mile)
325 Woodlawn Ave, Black River Fls, WI (6.47 miles away)
[*]Amtrak, 601 Saint Andrew St # 1, La Crosse, WI (43.32 miles away)
[*]Amtrak, 65 E Mark St, Winona, MN (46.86 miles away)
[*]Greyhound Bus Lines, 2015 N Superior Ave, Tomah, WI (29.44 miles away)
[*]Greyhound Bus Lines, 400 S Central Ave, Marshfield, WI (37.74 miles away)
[*]Greyhound Bus Lines, 6251 Truax Ln, Eau Claire, WI (48.05 miles away)
- [*]I-94 Mobil Express (gas, convenience store)
5 County Road A, Black River Fls, WI (5.11 miles away)
[*]Kwik Trip (gas, convenience store)
751 State Highway 54, Black River Fls, WI (5.92 miles away)
[*]Chuck Jensen Citgo (gas, store, auto repair)
128 S State St, Hixton, WI (9.43 miles away)
- [*]Lighthouse Inn (best inexpensive motel)
200 Diagonal St, Merrillan, WI (5.26 miles away)
[*]Majestic Pines Hotel
W9010 State Highway 54, Black River Fls, WI (4.30 miles away)
[*]Super 8 Motel
W10090 State Highway 54, Black River Fls, WI (5.27 miles away)
[*]Holiday Inn Express Black River
W10170 State Highway 54, Black River Fls, WI (5.36 miles away)
[*]Arrowhead Lodge Best Western
Ih 94 & Highway 54, Black River Fls, WI (5.44 miles away)
919 E State Road 54, Black River Fls, WI (5.56 miles away)
Burnstad's Pick 'n Save
339 County Road A, Black River Fls, WI (5.48 miles away)
Our Favorite Local RESTAURANT
Sunrise Inn Family Restaurant
710 N Water St, Black River Fls, WI (4.97 miles away)
Check out the ORANGE MOOSE
Lindner's Orange Moose Bar: 715-284-9471
HWY 94 & Highway 54
Black River Fls, WI 54615, US
- [*]Scholze Ace Home Ctr Inc
133 County Road A, Black River Fls, WI (4.86 miles away)
1301 Sand Lake Coulee Rd, Onalaska, WI (39.09 miles away)
2927 Market Pl, Onalaska, WI (39.11 miles away)
Good Time RV Rental
N 6657 Cty. Hwy. A
Black River Falls, WI 54615
IMPORTANT: NO THURSDAY ARRIVALS UNLESS . . .
Arrivals before Friday at noon will be turned away unless you are part of setup crew and on our list. Unless we have your names as
part of setup, you will be turned away if you arrive Thursday. Contact crew (AT) chilluminati (DOT) org for details.
Please carefully follow speed limits and traffic signs in local driving as you approach the venue. Never drive intoxicated!
Obey All Laws At All Times. Respect the venue, local residents and law enforcement.
The Hub will be available to exchange messages with other attendees and Chilluminati Crew. Located near the front gate, the Hub
is a bulletin board for community use for any reason. Use it!
Please bring a photo ID. We will be carding all attendees to verify 18+.
Wristbands must be worn at all times. Broken wristbands must be returned to event organizers who will issue a replacement. People
without wristbands must pay the $50 gate fee for a new wristband. People found on the property without a wristband, who are unwilling
to pay the gate fee, will be escorted off the property through the main gate, no exceptions.
You must park in the parking area and carry your tents to your campsite. You cannot park next to your campsite.
INS / OUTS
Ins / Outs are allowed.
The campground is big enough that you might want to bring a bicycle to get around.
LEAVE NO TRACE.
All participants are required to clean their own campsite and place all trash and garbage in provided dumpster. Participants who do not
keep their campsite clean or caught littering may be asked to leave. Also, WE SUPPORT RECYCLING. Please use aluminum can
and plastic recycling bins provided. Help us keep our trash costs down by separating aluminum and plastic from your other trash.
Glass bottles are completely forbidden within the park. Bringing glass bottles into the park can be grounds for removal of participants.
Ground fires are permitted only at designated fire circles within the campground.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase both by venue and various vendors. Bring ID for alcohol purchases.
FOOD, ICE, FIREWOOD
Food, ice and firewood will be available for purchase both by venue and various vendors (you cannot bring your own firewood to venue
due to State of Wisconsin conservation laws).
Drinkable running water and showers are available for free at venue.
This is a camping event so unless you come in a RV, you should bring a tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, etc. etc. You can swim in the lake,
so bring swimsuit. Or not.
RAIN or SHINE
A full indoor pavilion is available at the venue, so main stage psytrance will go on, and be dry and comfortable, RAIN or SHINE.
Your cellphone may or may not work on venue property. If you come with buddies you may consider buying a set of two-way radios.
Service with Sprint and Verizon are spotty. GSM coverage (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) seems to be decent, but don't count on it!
The organizers of this event, and the owner of the venue, can remove attendees for any reason, ticket price nonrefundable.
NO INDEPENDENT STAGES
No independent sound stages allowed.
No pets allowed.
If you want to volunteer, tell a Chilluminati organizer at the front gate when you arrive. Chilluminati will be wearing the Chilluminati logo.
– Please note, very important: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE you will get to be a volunteer.
– We have strong interest in volunteers with emergency medical training. Please contact us directly if you have that under your belt.
– If you cannot arrive early on Friday but still want to volunteer, just show up when you can and ask at the front gate whether there are still volunteer positions available. We will let you know.
– Volunteers can only be confirmed as volunteers at the event when you show up, not via email or phone before the event.
– There will be 2 Chilluminati staff supervisors at all times. You will be working with them providing directions and scheduling.
– Responsibilities will mostly be assistance at gate and working internal security. Internal security means mostly watching for attendees' safety and well-being, answering questions, running errands for organizers who are otherwise bogged down, and issues that might cause problems for the party.
– If you want to volunteer, come with water bottles, comfortable clothing, flashlights, comfortable shoes, hat, and rain gear so you can handle the weather that staff will be working; also so you can work at night.
– If you have a Motorola Talkabout radio please bring it!!
Our model for security is Burning Man's Black Rock Rangers. We intend to follow a unintrusive, low-key peaceful approach to event security. We need people with good diplomatic skills, basically happy people committed to having fun but alert and mature.
Vending is $50 plus admission. We encourage vending of all kinds, but all vending proposals are subject to Chilluminati Crew approval. Please email us with your proposal: crew (AT) chilluminati (DOT) org.
Vending is $50 plus admission. We encourage vending of all kinds, but all vending proposals are subject to Chilluminati Crew approval.
Please email us with your proposal: crew (AT) chilluminati (DOT) org.March 29, 2008 at 6:31 pm #215168
OH MY FUCKING GOD YES!
<3March 29, 2008 at 6:48 pm #215169psilopsybenParticipant
8)March 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm #215170PsySexModerator
sweeeeeeeeeeeeet ;DMarch 29, 2008 at 7:04 pm #215171
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The last Sacred Earth was one of the best festivals I've experienced…WOOO HOOOOOMarch 29, 2008 at 7:56 pm #215173AscensionKeymaster
OMG Sacred Earth and Gemini on back to back weekends!!! I can has love for summer!!
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;DMarch 29, 2008 at 9:22 pm #215174
If you're trying to do this on the cheap, hit us up for a sound hookup. The sound Konkrete Jungle had at future perfect can be had for $500 for the weekend…March 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm #215175edais
Everyone in the community should take their economic stimulus checks and send them in to be put into an account for midwest festivals this summer. Then those people could get in for free at any midwest psy festival the whole summer. Use what came from the government to throw psytrance parties! 😮 😉
Not really expecting this to happen, just thought it was an interesting idea.March 30, 2008 at 12:40 am #215176
that was a good sound system……
wish everyone all the best on this. Will be in cali this weekend otherwise id be there in full spiritMarch 30, 2008 at 3:13 am #215177
OH YES. 😮March 31, 2008 at 12:40 pm #215178reptileji
I should not miss this one this year. RadimMarch 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm #215179
hey, thanks for throwing an event on my birthday 😀March 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm #215180
Yay!March 31, 2008 at 6:36 pm #215181
I think I will be there….not 100% sure though.