North Star South Flower

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about

This album was made on the road in the purest sense, perhaps I should say literally but I don’t feel like Kerouac (until the pretty girl made a grave, then perhaps I had to recall his words if not his archetypes). The position I held was one of a rock star firmly entrenched in a little prick crown chakra mentality with a busy heart and solar plexus that kept me dreaming in waking life, sleeping less, moving fast and relentlessly and a good dose of universal luck that answered my prayers and ensured an elastic continuum who’s role was unprecedented and became insanity. The characterisation of Adonis and the Blues man was delusionary and lead to my dictionary but I did plant Aphrodite seeds as I slept in a rainbow hammock on the veranda of the house of happiness and kept as base at Ernest studio where I strummed an acoustic between laptop sessions of enduring value for 24 hour stretches. I was the Histrionic wayfarer of Bosch’s appropriation and painted my way into Rainbow Serpent festival a year early and showed beside David Grey, giving my credentials of painting a few footnotes of curriculum vitality.

The music itself is derivative and magically referential to many songs that you can feel if you are well versed but I have to discover them later as I hardly brought up references when I had full access to the Internet, for some reason… The dream or mission statement was to create a tangential Prog Rock album using Psytrance and Hip-Hop as the foundation as opposed to Electronica and Rock. This has been realised in the arrangement and variety certainly but the actual Dark Side contender has eluded us here… It’s just too long and the Psytrance rolling bass-lines aren’t done well enough to give them power. However, there’s a great amount of unlistenable rap lyrics that I’m proud of and should explain the state of affairs as I journeyed ever onwards to the Swedish shore and the magnificent moments demand favouritism even if they are densely surrounded by genre occlusions. I recommend the album in its entirety like any musician but also have a complete collection of modern music here so there’s a time and place for portions of the map as your journey transpires.

credits

released October 31, 2013

THANKYOU...

AUSTRALIA:

Laura U, Laura B, Lauren, Guillaume, Shaun, Brodie, Leslie, Beth, Glen, Eli, Miri, Grace, Fiona, Grace, Alex, Caroline, Henry, Tomek, Cara, Roman, Margarita, Emma, Emily, Peter and the Wizard, Marelda, Autumn, Kendra, Ben, Livingstone, Alex, Arthur, Ty, Sebastian, Adam, Andrew, Christian, Oliver, Declan, Frankie, Diarmuid, Mum, Craig, Jackson, Steven, Footscray, John, Rohan, Ernest Studio, Carlton Gardens, Uplift 2012 Byron Bay, Paul Stamets, Bruce Lipton, Briony, Samyana Ashram, Alison, Frontyard Youth Services, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Mum, Nicolette, Royal Randwick, Mitch, Rufus, Cheung Ha, Isaac, Jenna, Dad, Australia, Robert, David, Misha, The Cab Divers, Magnani Papers.

AND SWEDEN:

Caroline, Linnie, Halmstad Library, Lukas, Maximillian, Joakim, Diarmuid, Mäshult Kurs & Lägergård, Nur, Rolf, Kerstin, Copenhagen Airport, staff, Johan, ICA MAXI.


SPECIFIC LOCATIONS:

Mäshult, Gothenberg, North Williamstown, Frankston, Halmstad, Freshwater, Glebe, Haberfield, Byron Bay, Bondi, Coogee, Lismore, Carbarita, Murwillumbah, Collaroy, The Rocks and St. Vincent’s Caritas Ward.

UNORDERED LIST OF SAMPLES:

BBC Computer Science Documentary.
Vangelis: Roxanne’s Veil and Dead Prez: Hip-Hop.
Seekae: Crooks.
Leo Tolstoy: A Prisoner in Caucasus.
The Teaching Company: The Solar Nuetrino Puzzle.
Michio Kaku: Public Address.
IT Crowd: Hello Computer.
Gamespot: Limbo Review.
Piratebay AFK Movie: Party quote.

Mastered in St. Vincent’s Hospital (Caritas Ward) and Collaroy (Dad’s House) Australia, © 2013. My Time. Tangent Council is Sebastian Grant.

Bands and Artists:

Ott, Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, Anders Illar, Pantha Du Prince, MF Doom, Ochre, Electrocado, Ace Ventura, Current Value, J Cannons, Paul Van Dyke, Prodigy, Grizzly Bear, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Aes Dana, Solar Fields, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Neko Case, Neil Young, 2pac, Eminem, Modeselektor, Moderat, Aphex Twin, Washed Out, Why, Kanye West I guess, Rustie, Husdon Mohawke, J.R.R Tolkein, C.S Lewis, Lewis Carol, Salvador Dali, Otto Dix, Van Gogh, The Halmstad School, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Karl Hyde, Orbital, Lykke Li, The Knife, The Tough Alliance, Tame Impala I guess, The Fresh Testament, Sundown State, Bag Raiders, Trentemøller, Stephan Bodzin, Minimalist pieces such as Idiot by James Holden and some King of Limbs Remixes, The XX, The Shangrilas, Lil’ Wayne, Gavin Bryars, Memory Tapes, The Field, Daft Punk, Opiuo, Bya’ the Great Spirit (Atheist), Propellorhead, The Pirate Bay, Otis, Airspace Ark, Cat Sized Panda, Justice, Bob Marley, Simon Posford, Glitch Mob, Elephant Six.

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