Shattered Music is a very small, independent record company in California specializing in rock and roll music. Shattered produced a handful of releases by Los Angeles area bands in the mid 1990s, and started up again in late 2011 with a new catalog of previously unreleased bands.
The catalog which Shattered Music will be producing is comprised of lost, long defunct groups who have at least one brilliant recording despite never gaining any recognition in their time. Many of these recordings were originally produced in the Bay Area by Jim Sorensen and Outlaw Blues, and sat in a vault for decades until Sorensen played them for friend Robbie Pettersen .
Nimbus, a psych-rock band with blues influences, is the first of these recordings which Shattered Music is releasing. “Nimbus: Live in Livermore,” was recorded on Saturday, March 14, 1970 in the Veterans Hall in Livermore, CA. With long, free-form jam style songs and enough pedals and switches to nearly blow the sound system offline, this raw performance immediately transports listeners to another time. This limited edition, numbered LP is pressed on colored, marbled vinyl and is limited to only 500 pressings housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket. Upcoming projects include the enigmatic blues experience that is Mordecai.