All-new Album, "Lightbender" out now!

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"Asabove's second album "Lightbender" is a confluence of Rock music's many hues, where reverberations of the psychedelic and progressive movements of the 70's blend back in with their heavier modern projections... the result is 9 songs encompassing nearly an hour long full-spectrum hero's journey exploring the themes of light. 

Lightbender is the result of a many-years long project, self produced at every turn by artist and songwriter Clay Taylor, with help from some of Southern California's best underground musicians. The album was written in conjunction with a research project measuring the geometries of light refraction, which is documented on this site, as well as a photography project aimed at creating all of the graphics with real photography implementing the same geometries of refraction explored in the research project itself."


Written, produced, engineered, edited, mixed and mastered by Clay Taylor

Recorded by Clay Taylor at SoBelow Studios, Upland, CA / Maui, HI
Drums for “Follow the Money” recorded by Christian Provensen, Huntington Beach, CA

Photography by Clay Taylor with special help from Rebecca Taylor, Erica Taylor & Julian Hirsh

Artwork and graphic design by Clay Taylor -


Asabove is:

Clay Taylor - Guitars, Vocals
Tom Vanderlist - Guitar (Talisman, Golden Rule, Unholy Fulcrum)
Miles Fuller - Bass (Talisman, Golden Rule, Nothing to Fear, Continuum, Stone Throne, Unholy Fulcrum, Lightbender)
Miles Tanner - Bass (Follow the Money), synth (Golden Rule, Nothing to Fear, Stone Throne, Unholy Fulcrum, Lightbender)
Forrest Rice - Drums (Talisman, Golden Rule, Nothing to Fear, Continuum, Stone Throne, Unholy Fulcrum, Lightbender)
Joseph Barrero - Drums (Follow the Money)
Cody Smith - Drums (Lightbender)

Originally released December 11, 2013

Clay Taylor- Guitar
Miles Tanner- Bass
Christian Provensen- Vocals
Joseph Barrero- Drums

Rise, Binary and Will Manifest recorded by Wil Anspach at Eastwest Studios in Hollywood

California Sage recorded by Christian Provensen in Huntington Beach

Mixed and Mastered by Miles Tanner

Artwork and graphic design by Clay Taylor -

Originally released 2008

Meaning Through Madness was:

Clay Taylor- Guitar

Dragisa Elez- Guitar

Rob Howard- Vocals
Tomas Ruoti- Drums

James- Bass