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Nux Vomica's first new full length release available since 2001. After their reformation in late 2007, Nux Vomica has been playing live and recording again. Rubedo represents their continued musical exploration into the themes of alchemy. In the alchemical stage of Rubedo, the volatile Spirit, or quicksilver, has to be fixated or coagulated. This means that our conscious, or attention, must completely penetrate our unconscious, or soul, or everything that lies hidden in ourselves. By doing this we fixate (that is bring it into the conscious) the volatile and make it durable.

This recording marks Nux Vomica's return as well as an ushering in of new styles and disciplines in their art form. While still distinctly "Nux Vomica" the works continue to evolve and shift in time.

Found sounds, ritual ambience and unique synthesis combine to form a delicate palette with which to paint dreams.


released January 1, 2009

for the realization of this recording nux vomica was: alan herrick, jenny liang herrick and evan sornstein.

cover design by evan sornstein



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Nux Vomica San Francisco

Nux Vomica is a sound art musical trio based in San Francisco, California. The present members of Nux Vomica have been performing together, as a unit, for the past twenty years. Each with a unique and active history within the experimental music field.

Nux Vomica utilize sound processing, electronics, found sounds, and aural sculpture to achieve a unique and trance like sound environment.
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