the general theme is the tension and dynamics between the organic, performed parts and the machine created musical elements; a parallel for current society and the sci-fi age we find ourselves in; also the ongoing struggle to identify the boundaries of humanity. Songs share elements the way mass produced items share modular components, but each song is performed/recorded almost entirely live, in series of improvisational sessions. Another layer is to see the progression of tracks as a narrative of an epic sci-fi battle, the ebb and flow of natural vs tech, with the opening track the initial explosive conflict and the closing one the final, quiet rest.
released September 6, 2011
tracks 4 and 10 are collaborations with drumsareus, every other element including art was performed, arranged, conceived, produced, recorded, by myself.