Scenic’s 1995 Debut Incident at Cima (Expanded Edition) from IPR Set for Vinyl, CD and Digital on September 17 Release Date

Scenic’s 1995 Debut Incident at Cima (Expanded Edition) from IPR Set for Vinyl, CD and Digital on September 17 Release Date


IPR’s Own Bruce Licher’s Second Musical Project After Savage Republic Found Inspiration in Ennio Morricone and the East Mojave Desert & Will Be Expanded with 11 Previously Unheard Bonus Tracks, New Hand-Letterpress Packaging Album Artwork and New Liner Notes on Compact Disc, Digital and Vinyl


LOS ANGELES, CA & BISHOP, CA (THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 2021)Independent Project Records (IPR) announced today, the reissue of Scenic’s 1995 instrumental debut album Incident at Cima on September 17 available via Darla Records. Pre-order links can be found here.

Incident at Cima will now come as an expanded edition reissue and will be released digitally, on CD and on vinyl. This new expanded edition adds 11 previously unreleased tracks of early demo recordings and rough basic tracks from the period, includes new artwork based on the original album design, new liner notes, newly remastered tracks and features IPR’s iconic hand-letterpress printed packaging. Additionally, the retail LP version will be pressed on black vinyl (limited to 300) while mail order copies will be available on clear vinyl (limited to 200). All physical copies will feature the bonus CD of unreleased material.

“The concept of Incident at Cima was to make an all-instrumental soundtrack for the East Mojave Desert,” said Scenic’s Bruce Licher of Independent Project Records. “I’m excited to be able to reissue Scenic’s debut album as an expanded edition so that we can upgrade the artwork and share some early demo recordings as bonus tracks to give fans a window into how the album came together.”

Scenic’s debut features Savage Republic guitarist Bruce Licher, former Shiva Burlesque bassist James Brenner and drummer Brock Wirtz. Guest musicians included Jeffery Clark (Shiva Burlesque and IPR Co-Owner), Robert Loveless (ex-Savage Republic/17 Pygmies), Chris Manecke (Abecedarians) and John Ganem. Together they created an aural all-instrumental masterpiece that “…suggests Ennio Morricone dune-surfing in Death Valley” according to David Fricke in Rolling Stone (1995). Scenic’s first album was a mature and focused record which was a great leap forward and had the potential to be appreciated by a wider range of individuals.

Four of the tracks from Incident at Cima have been used to great effect In Stuart Swezey’s feature-length documentary Desolation Center, including the track “Carrying On To Cadiz,” which underscores the opening title sequence of the film. Additionally, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) used Incident tracks in promotional spots for “Spaghetti Western Month” in 2001.

Track Listing:

  1. The Shifting Sand
  2. The Kelso Run
  3. Incident At Cima
  4. East Mojave Shuffle
  5. Hole In The Wall
  6. Carrying On To Cadiz
  7. The Mid Hills
  8. Down Black Canyon Road
  9. Chiriaco Summit
  10. Around Sundown
  11. Bossa Dune
  12. Predawn
  13. On The Dune
  14. The Road To Ivanpah
  15. Cima Dome


Bonus tracks (early demo recordings and rough basic tracks):

  1. The Kelso Run
  2. Incident At Cima
  3. Sage
  4. Chiriaco Summit
  5. Blind Fire
  6. When The Time Comes
  7. First Time On The Dune (Bruce Licher solo demo)
  8. Approaching Chiriaco Summit (Bruce Licher solo demo)
  9. A Glimpse From A Long Forgotten Time (Bruce Licher solo demo)
  10. A Fragment Of Reality From Another Era (Bruce Licher solo demo)
  11. Something For Karen (Bruce Licher solo demo)



Founded in 1980 by musician and artist Bruce Licher, Independent Project Records has created more than sixty releases since its inception. IPR and its sister entity Independent Project Press are known for their instantly recognizable hand-printed record covers for bands including Camper Van Beethoven, For Against, Polvo, R.E.M., Savage Republic, Silversun Pickups, Stereolab and more. Aside from creating all artwork on his vintage two-ton hand-fed letterpress, Licher was nominated for a Grammy Award for his design work on the IPR released debut album from For Against. In 2020, the label relaunched by both Licher and Jeffrey Clark with new and archival releases with distribution from Darla Records. It is based in Bishop, California, at the base of the Eastern Sierra Mountains.

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