My satchel was stolen with two years worth of handwritten material across, at least, four projects I was dilligently determined to finally square away. The Great Spider that weaves her tangled web, connecting us to validation through resolve, certainly didn’t see the fruits of my labor. Perhaps she felt that I, after a rebirth of sorts, needed more of a cataclysmic surge to truly reinvent myself, a spark that only a dharma bum could ignite burning down his worldly possessions in one awesome flick.
The anger still haunts me, a sort of primal protection a father instinctually ignites when his offspring is attacked in front of him. A macabre revenge lust permeates when I’m left with my thoughts, for the fate of all that work must have been nothing more than skimmed and discared into the narrows of nothing…
Those lost confessionals and documents were the only testament to finding what kept me alive through some of my most torrid times in life. But que sera, sera.
Alas, I haven’t been able to break focus or weep over the lost work… I quickly started to trust that the Great Spider weaves a web of calculated deference, a familiar web, later discovered to be manifested by my subliminal guidance.
So I took most of the structured music and re-appropriated them with the hopes of instilling the fervor and tenacity of lust for weird. Let this video be a testament to a conjuration of sifted ephemera from the past and exciting/revitalizing prospects of the future. I am birthed, and earthed all over again…
This is an early rendition of a song intended for the aforementioned long labored album PRAGMAGIK – “Pray for Strays” – it, along with most of that record are being deconstructed into a few different conceptually focused projects.
This song, and most of the sequence driven material written the past couple years, have turned into this live theatrical ensemble featuring DODGE LOGIC / ELEGANT BACHELOR – Justin Shelp manning Guitar, Orchestrated Noise, Drums, Misc. Perc… hell… Anything he can grab with two fists. I cover Vox, Baritone, Sequences, and Kick Drum + Pedal work (new appreciation for the art of tap dancing).
The full announcement regarding this new outfits identity (along with other projects), tracklist, and concept is forthcoming.
JOSH WINSOR shot this beautifully constructed montage of us.
For now this is an exceptional document, or glimpse, on the set-up thus far of our writing process of our third session performing together.
The video is a montage while the audio is a single, live take.