third ear experience


Welcome to the 3rd ear experience!

"Stoner rock meets space rock meets world music." - Music Street Journal

3rd Ear Experience a self styled desert space rock band were formed in 2012 in Joshua Tree. In the spirit of Miles Davis’ bitches brew the band built a remote studio in the legendary Furstwurld art gallery where they improvised and recorded for three days. From The fruits of these jams came their first album Peacock Black. International Press immediately recognized the great potential in this project and the album was praised as a welcome addition to the genre and a "must own" for the rock fans album collection.

"Peacock Black is a must for any fan of the Prog rock music scene and seems to propel them to the forefront of the genre." - Firebrand Magazine

2013 saw the release of BOI a loosely based concept album, reminiscent of A Man Who fell to Earth (Bowie), and a Stranger in a Strange Land where the listener is transported into space to look back and contemplate the plight of human nature. BOI was highly praised by rock journalists worldwide coming in at #18 on the year's best albums in the Eclipsed Magazine's top 100. The year's highlight for the band members was opening up for stoner rock group the Truck Fighters from Sweden on the California leg of their US tour.

"This is energetic and powerful like all good space rock." - Gary Hill MSJ

2014 saw the band return to the art gallery to record a series of musical pieces that had began to form during a long summer of jams, space rock parties and music festivals in the hi Mojave desert. In September of the same year their third album Incredible Good fortune took the space rock world by storm landing in the top ten positions of various notable blogs, charts and prominent magazines across the world. Incredible Good Fortune also garnered a lot of radio play on dedicated online radio stations in the USA and Europe.

"Space rock at its best – powerful and expressive." - ProgArchives

From the get go it is clear these are excellent musicians on top of their game, rebellious and aunafraid. The excellence of music speaks for itself, attracting distributors and music outlets worldwide including a vinyl deal with Space rock Productions. Above all, it is remarkable to note that the band is self sufficient, apart from handling the recording, mixing, mastering and engineering, they also handle their own booking in America and marketing worldwide. For this alone the band can be highly commended. The momentum 3rd Ear experience created in 3 years together is indeed praise worthy. The band is now ready to move to the next level, which based on their enormous success so far – is obvious what that means.

"3rd Ear Experience reaches beyond the customary rock and jam band stratum. At times defined as space rock or experimental rock, listeners are finding there really is no limit to the band's horizons." - Coachella Valley Weekly


Danny Franke's 3rd Ear Experience

Danny Frankel’s 3rd Ear Experience

Released in 2021

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01. A Beautiful Question 06:00
02. What Are Their Names* 18:18
03. Cosmos Glazed Elephant 04:16
04. Weep No More, My Friend 14:48
05. Timelessness Speaks Pt. 1 08:19
06. Timelessness Speaks Pt. 2 12:03

Ear To Space

Released in 2019

A collaboration with Dr Space

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01. Screams Of Eagle Bone 14:50
02. Anam Cara 20:21
03. Dreams Of The Caterpillar 22:12
04. Coin In The Desert 09:37
05. Sue's Dream World 06:04
Stoned Gold
Stoned Gold

Stoned Gold

Released in 2017

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01. Infinite Unmanifest 16:48
02. Iceberg Dreams 12:13
03. Stoned Gold 07:55
04. I Am Not Robot 13:19
05. No Walls, No Wars 07:11
06. The Drone 12:00

Stones Of A Feather

Released in 2016

01. Flight Of The Annunaki 10:07
02. The Old Woman's Dance 08:06
03. Return Of The Peacock 09:55
04. Chungo 09:16
05. The Balladeer's Tale 16:01
06. Everlasting Sea (Vinyl only!) 04:50
07. Spacetripping (live) 20:02
Stones Of A Feather

Incredible Good Fortune

Released in 2014

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01. Tools 19:34
02. One 18:07
03. Parsley 17:32
04. White Bee 08:12
05. Shaman's Dream 11:30

Dog Ear

Released in 2014

A collaboration with local desert band Fever Dog

01. One Thousand Centuries 05:37
02. Dog Ear 13:03
03. Jam With Rosemary and Bees 14:11
Dog Ear


Released in 2013

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01. Space Tripping 07:41
02. The Ocean 08:54
03. Boi 11:09
04. Wheel Of Fortune 07:14
05. Snake Charmer 06:22
06. Swallow 05:21
07. Surrounded 08:12
08. Aurora 04:06

Peacock Black

Released in 2013

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01. The Surface Of Last Scattering 14:13
02. Peacock Black 22:44
03. Pocket Full Of Stars 13:05
04. High Lands 26:00
Peacock Black



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