Art of Flying
Art of Flying is music woven around the songs of David Costanza & Anne Speroni; formerly of the 80s So-Cal Ska'vante-Garde party-band The Whitefronts, and more recently the New-Mexico-based eldritch-folk Lords of Howling. Along with drummer Peter Halter (Lords of Howling, FRIO) they have recorded six CDs for Discobolus records & one 10" record (released by Cochon records) at Art of Flying’s analog lair in Questa, NM, The Barn Recorder. At once both crude & refined, Art of Flying are sometimes called "folk" but only when there's another word in front of it that means something along the lines of "not folk."
Art of Flying take a ghostly, lost-on-the-moor sound and transfer it to the desert. Their music moves from stonerish low rock to raw-boned country folk, Dylan-esque word paintings to Tom Waits-like demishanties, and, sometimes, there's even an unlikely hint of Kate Bush.
--New Times, Los Angeles
The best kept secret in American indie music of the new century.
--Blow-Up, Italy December 2009