This Halloween THE [VIENNAGRAM:] will be releasing our first Creepy EP: [LAND OF THE FREAK:] The songs were all conceived in one evening at our secret hideout studio: Irrational Solutions Inc. After spending 6 years mixing/recording our last album, [LEARN TO TAME THE PATTERNS:], we were ready to explode with new ideas of worlds not yet explored. In the shamanic tradition of channeling the great muse, our approach was to let the songs arrive through us, as if we were the conduit for the uncanny electricity of inspiration. To our luck and great fortune, our psychic antennas drew forth the following far out frequencies fully formed and furious in a frantic frenzy of manic joy.; Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, may i present the road to the [LAND OF THE FREAK:]
Ennio Morricone in Space or An 80s cartoon theme song inspired by a bag of shirts i inherited from my Grandfather from his days as an author of Ufology (the study of reports, visual records, physical evidence, and other phenomena related to unidentified flying objects (UFOs). As both musician and producer, I sonically strove to enforce the speed, velocity and grandeur in the illusion of flying at light speed in stereoscopic space! [FUN FACT: Not only is it the first song inspired by a t-shirt, Deer Tick’s John McCauley sported an original edition of the shirt on their first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on 6/17/2010)
2. [HORROR SHEIK:]
Although vastly different in styles and concepts, the main thread through the EP is the experiment of incorporating drum machines, creating a metronomic matte painting. It’s like having a cyborg body with this insanely pumping heart driving you to a dystopian disco dance macabre. Come and Evolve, Welcome to the Land of the Freak.
3.[STEP OUTSIDE OF THE MAGIC CIRCLE:]
A Horror Trip-Hop Opera. A mad musical menagerie on Demonology! Step Outside of the Magic Circle into the sounds of psychedelic splendor! [FUN FACT: To create the effect of massive chant (133,316,666 demons, 666 legions, 6,666 demons in each legion, 66 rulers), i collaged a choir of throat singers turned the pitch down and played it back into a giant room in an old mill that is most haunted.
4. [UNICORN BONES:]
A cautionary tale from another dimension, where major corporations tried to advertise on the moon and it exploded, creating a disruption in earth’s gravity; as told by the battling factions thereafter.
[FUN FACT:] Upon first playing this song, I accidentally astral projected and eventually saw human consciousness represented as a massive system of branch like nerve networks. This vision further instilled a belief that everyone is truly connected through the collective unconscious. Perhaps humanities great strength lies in the boundless power of imagination and the ambition to bridge dream into reality. We hope that our new extra sensory soundscapes inspire and expand the listener’s inner world through the mysterious magic of vibration and air disguised as sound…
This will be our first DIGITAL RELEASE, here’s how YOU can get a CODE:
Download Codes will be available as part of a Limited Edition 4-Button Collector pack
Each song it’s own unique design. Now wear your new favorite song forever! (Warning: Do not insert buttons in ears:)
Limited Edition Poster of the [LAND OF THE FREAK:] Cover art!
Also streaming on: www.theviennagram.com
DON’T MISS: The Release Party THIS Halloween Night (Saturday, October 31st)
with: Beta Motel, Triangle Forest
at The Columbus Theater
Broadway, Providence, RI 02903