Monday, February 28, 2011

...Post-Progressive Futurism

I've been so political feeling lately. Probably because I have too much time and no feeling of needs being met from any arena (other than my girlfriend), but I don't care about unemployment anymore. I'm ready to spend my whole life unemployed because my turn has come. Isn't it somewhat unreasonable to think that I have an entitlement to money and a career now that segregation and racial prejudice have improved? There has always been only enough work and money to keep white men wealthy, and now that women are institutionally equal and affirmative action has developed unto a political load-bearer- why should I expect anything? I'm happy to be jobless, and so should the rest of us. We have an opportunity to create the necessities and structures of the future, and men can finally live a life where they get by just on looks- the way 20th century women were forced to live.

BUT there's one big problem. When boys have nothing to do they will either become criminals or artists. It's important to train male children the feminine arts over the masculine defense now that they have as much chance of living the life of a stay at home dad as 20th C women. "But most families need two incomes to afford children, a car, an a house." Why does everybody need a fucking car and house? That's another entitlement left over from the 1950s. But there is one thing everybody does need:

Communication is the most important commodity in the new millennium. The internet should be free, government: open source, and education: automatic. Why should the words of people who wrote by candlelight and kept slaves be the parameters of quality of life for the internet generation?

I want to start a political blog, but I never will unless there's someone willing to comment on it. I know I have enough cache that somebody must be reading this, but if YOU aren't willing to respond then it's clear that I'm wrong and what the baby-boomers say is right and our generation is just a thankless waste.

Friday, February 18, 2011

...Musical Maps

The last few weeks in the studio have been a combination of hard rumination about Pokemon and the design of our new music format. If you aren't familiar with our instrumentals style yet it's very sweeping, expressionist scoring that imbues the listener with the cinematic feeling of flying over exotic locales. It's essentially landscape painting with music.

But why bother putting the new sound on tape? Why bother burning CDs? We all know that the future of music is live streaming from the web. That's why our next album will be a streaming only release. Listening to the album will be as easy as pulling up a flash website of a map of our fantasy realm. The different pieces will represent the different landforms, and the movements within them are representative of the actions one would perform in that terrain. But don't think about your elementary school biome unit, think more like Zelda dungeons.

We've written a few movements of an ancient Egyptian pyramid, a whispy wood, and an endless void inside the internal organs of a dragon. Expect mountains, villages, castles, factories, spaceships, and the nest of an evil eagle to present in the final album.

Depending on how easily we learn flash animation there will be looping visualizers that correspond to each track on the map. Essentially this is video game that you don't press any buttons to play. This should get nerds really creamed up, and hipsters take note: many of our instruments are custom made and never before seen so don't expect a Playstation Final Fantasy soundtrack.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

...Winning the Future

We're in the fabrication phase (finally) this month at the distro! Orange crates spray painted with primer are to be decorated to house two copies each of our ten debut albums. From five cereal boxes (also primed) come twenty sleeves, and with a casio label-maker and bulk cassettes for $.75 we're ready to hunker in for the crush of the second week of Minnesota February (MF death). The resulting care packages are going to be shopped around the record shops in town first before we sell them online. I'm hoping that a failure in your hometown can constitute a phenomenon in the Asian market, that's my best worst case-scenario.

It's so strange that the night before the Egyptian protests, Zoo Puma and Vampiger were investigating the Great Pyramid of Cheops, when they made a radical discovery: Ancient Egyptians had the ability to magnetize chrome ribbon, and had produced a tape of electro and rock music! When the intrepid crew played the cassette, the Sphinx awakened and declared: "Internet will be banned from the land of Egypt for four thousand years. So sayeth the Sphinx!"

Stay tuned for more exciting fantasy record label stories!