What if, by employing space-age technology, these powers have programmed us to blindly obey?
Toronto-based quartet The Android Meme thinks it knows the answer to these burning questions and urges us to heed their warnings. With the release of their first full-length CD, Ordo Ab Chao, produced by Matthew von Wagner, The Android Meme might well be called rock and roll prophets, delivering a message the world needs to hear.
“A lot of what we talk about in our songs concerns conspiracy theories and the idea that society is being steered in different directions by forces beyond our control,” says lead vocalist/lyricist/founder Stefano Amelio. “Looking at the global stage, it’s difficult not to think that there’s some sort of New World Order afoot.”
Tracks such as “The Machine Stops”, “Sumii”, “Ordo Ab Chao”, “Left Right Parasite”, “Whistleblower” and “Stranger” range in topics from secret societies to secret government experiments. While not a concept record in the truest sense, Ordo Ab Chao explores the mystical realm of the unseen and largely unknown – an esoteric dimension represented by the rich Masonic symbolism adorning the CD’s cover artwork.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Clinton Administration - "Take You Higher"
Robert Walter revisits his Clinton Administration project, but with wholesale changes this time out. First off, the only players remaining from the first album are Walter and percussionist Chuck Prada, who team up with fusion jam band Garaj Mahal, drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic), and additional guitarists Michael Lee Firkins and Charlie Hitchcock. Secondly, rather than doing more George Clinton tunes, they shift the focus to the songs of Sly Stone.
the songs of Sly Stone are used as a template for some absolutely insane and inspired jamming. Drummer Stanton Moore keeps it cooking, and the slide guitarist just shreds. "Take you Higher", "Simple Song" and "Everybody is a Star" stand out, and Family Affair is just lovely -- beautiful changes and spare, restrained playing.
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Friday, October 14, 2011
Stripsearch - Stripsearch
Josh Freese (Devo, Vandals, A Perfect Circle, Weezer)
Mike Elizondo (Dr Dre, Mastadon)
Michael Ward (Wallflowers, Ben Harper)
Jason Freese (Vandals, Green Day, Afrika Bambaataa, A Perfect Circle)
combine to create percussion-driven, psychedelic, brain crushing sounds. Stripsearch detonate all instrumental tracks that are not for the musically faint of heart. Creating explosive soundscapes with dynamics that won't take "no" for an answer, the band travels on the same musical path as Tool and King Crimson's "Thrak".
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Glen Drover: Metalusion
Glen Drover - Guitars, Jim Gilmour - Keyboards, Paul Yee - Bass,
Chris Sutherland - Drums
With the release of his solo debut, Metalusion, guitarist Glen Dover, best known for his precision and power playing with headbanger icons Megadeth and Eidolon, blends the venom and attack of modern metal and the technically demanding musicianship that defines the classic jazz-rock genre.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Jordan Rudess - "Just The Same"
Earmarked for a brilliant career as a classical pianist, Rudess was seduced by prog rock’s siren song and found his musical identity. “I remember hearing Gentle Giant’s Free Hand for the first time,” says an über-exuberant Rudess. “I totally, absolutely got into the song ‘Just the Same’. It is kind of like an anthem for me -- a song of freedom and personal rebellion.”
Vocals - Kip Winger
Guitar - (1st Solo) Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal
- (2nd Solo) Ed Wynne
Drums - Rod Mergenstein
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With the help of today’s leading prog talents (including friend/musical partner, Dixie Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein), Rudess re-envisions Genesis’ 1976 jolting, jiggery-pokery gem “Dance on a Volcano” (with former Spock’s Beard frontman Neal Morse on vocals); ELP’s apocalyptic epic “Tarkus” (featuring Kip Winger and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson); Yes’ fusion-esque, Minimoog/electric piano extravaganza “Sound Chaser” (from the oft-overlooked Relayer record); and the aforementioned “Just the Same” (featuring Kip Winger, Ron "Bumlefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Ed Wynne (Ozric Tentacles), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs).
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Magna Carta Recording Artists Glen Drover with Jim Gilmour on keys, Paul Yee on bass and Chris Sutherland on drums preforming during the historic webcast "Live At Metalworks" September 25 in Mississauga, Canada.