"Music takes you to another place when you listen to it... Forests of Azure is a reference to the sky in your mind... It's a beautiful metaphor for going into your mind, and into your thoughts and dreams... With repetitive grooves, there's a hypnotic, meditative quality to it. The psychedelic... Back in the '60s, when psychedelia was coming into vogue, Eastern practices and meditation were a big piece of that... (It's) the hypnotic thrum of a lot of our music... Whether we consciously practice it or not, we're all trying to be enlightened and treat our fellow people with respect and honor... It's sort of embodied in that whole idea of "The god that is within me respects the god that is within you.".
"Ed Marshall has had his hand in music in Denver for the past several years, both as a keen observer of the ebb and flow of music out of this town and as a musician with a penchant for the psychedelic... Forests of Azure (due at the Larimer Lounge on Saturday, June 4), teams Marshall up with lead singer Katherine Brogren, who brings with her a background in formal modern dance and choreography. Brogren's influence can be seen in the richly colorful projections and terpsichorean performers that often grace the stage and give the band's overall presentation a visceral impact that goes beyond merely rocking out. Bringing together threads of dub and hard-edged psychedelia, this band generates a groove"