DISCOGRAPHY

ALL THE RELEASES SHOWN BELOW ARE COPYRIGHT CYNYKYL RECORDS AND LISTED IN ORDER OF RELEASE. . .

All tracks on all albums were recorded on the first take. Mistakes were left in and unless a piece of equipment malfunctioned, that was that. At the same time, all we do is concept albums. All recordings have been engineered and produced by Michael McGee. We wish to acknowledge and appreciate all those artists who have influenced our music over the years – especially those that are no longer with us. As long as you have passion you are alive.

 

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PROGRAMMING AND PRODUCTION FOR PROFIT

RELEASED: 1979

RECORDED: PRODUCER’S WORKSHOP, OKLAHOMA CITY

OUR FIRST RELEASE. CULLED FROM OVER THREE DOZEN RECORDED MOSTLY IN THE RANDOM MANNER. SONGS ABOUT NIGHTMARES AND MENTAL BREAKDOWN. MOST OF THESE EARLY TUNES WERE PERFORMED BLIND TO A CLICK TRACK, AFTER SOME DISCUSSION OF A PLAN. WHICH NEVER SEEMED TO WORK OUT. PERHAPS FOR THE BEST

 

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SOUND AND THE FURY

RELEASED: 1980

RECORDED: PRODUCER’S WORKSHOP, OKLAHOMA CITY

THESE ARE PART OF THE DOZENS OF RECORDINGS DONE BETWEEN 1979-1980 MOSTLY IN THE RANDOM MANNER. MORE SONGS ABOUT DREAMS AND DISFUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR. EVER TRYING TO EXPAND AND CONTRACT AT THE SAME TIME, WE CONTINUED THE TRADITION OF RANDOM IMPULSES, BUT OUR INITIAL PLANNING WAS STARTING TO GET BETTER.

 

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RELEASED: 1981

RECORDED: PRODUCER’S WORKSHOP, OKLAHOMA CITY

TRACKS CHOSEN FROM A SERIES OF 1980-1981 RECORDINGS REPRESENTING THE FUTILITY OF LIFE. THE LAST OF THE FULLY BLIND RECORDINGS.

 

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LAND OF ZION

RELEASED: 1982

RECORDED: PRODUCER’S WORKSHOP, OKLAHOMA CITY

GROWING UP IN UTAH. WHAT A TRIPPY PLACE TO DEVELOP. MAGNIFICENT AND OTHERWORLDLY, YET INVADED BY SOME FEVER INDUCED WILL TO CONTROL. WHEN YOU DECIDE TO SET UP CIVILIZATION IN THE MIDDLE OF FUCKING NOWHERE YOU MUST CONTROL.

 

 

SYMPHONY No. 1

RELEASED:1983

RECORDED SOONER SOUND and THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

WHEN WE RELEASED OUR FIRST ALBUM WE SENT THE MASTER TO THE LAB IN DALLAS. WE GET THE TEST PRESSINGS BACK. WE SENT THE WRONG MASTERS. WHAT WE SENT WAS A LIVE SET OF RECORDINGS OF CHANTING VEGETABLES INSTEAD.  VERY WELL KNOWN MASTERING ENGINEER TELLS US ON PHONE IT IS THE WORST CRAP HE HAS EVER WORKED ON. WE LAUGH AND DECIDE TO TURN IT INTO A SYMPHONY ABOUT TWISTED INSANITY

 

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GENEDIGAETH

RELEASED: 1986

RECORDED: ABDOMEN STUDIOS, AUSTIN

TRACKS TAKEN FROM RECORDINGS DONE BETWEEN 1984-1985. THIS WAS THE FIRST OF WHAT WOULD BE MANY “TWIN”  RELEASES. FROM A WELSH WORD MEANING BIRTH, THESE SONGS ARE ABOUT LIFE AND HOPE AND ALL THE OTHER GREAT THINGS THAT ARE BEING SOLD TO THE WORLD WHOLESALE. NOT THAT THEY DON’T EXIST. AND SHOULD WE PAY TO BREATHE?

 

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MARWOLAETH

RELEASED: 1986

RECORDED: ABDOMEN STUDIOS, AUSTIN

TRACKS TAKEN FROM RECORDINGS DONE BETWEEN 1984-1985. FROM A WELSH WORD MEANING DEATH, THESE SONGS ARE ABOUT DEATH AND SHOULDN’T WE ACCEPT THE NATURAL COURSE OF EXISTENCE. PERHAPS NOT, IT IS TOO HARD TO TWIST. THIS WAS A TIME WE WERE INVOLVED IN A LOT OF ETHNIC MUSIC FESTIVITIES AND WERE GIVEN A LOT OF ACCESS TO DIVERSE INSTRUMENTS. TUNNELS OF THE MINDS BREEDING OUR NEW CONFIDENCE IN OUR WORK

 

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URBAN

RELEASED: 1987

RECORDED: THE STUDIO INC., LOS ANGELES

URBAN REPRESENTS THE DARK AND EVIL SIDE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. OUR NEXT TWIN RELEASE. SOME TRACKS WERE LATER REMIXED WITH ADDITIONAL LYRICS AND RELEASED AGAIN IN 1994. WE BEGIN TO TRY TO BE A BIT MORE FESTIVE IN OUR INSTRUMENTAL PRESENTATION.

 

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HYMMS

RELEASED: 1987

RECORDED: THE STUDIO INC., LOS ANGELES

HYMMS REPRESENTS THE LIGHT AND GOOD SIDE OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. AND YES, THERE IS A REASON THE WORD IS MISSPELLED. THE VERY DARKNESS OF THE LIGHT PERSUADES US THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON THAT WE DON’T UNDERSTAND. I THINK WE GOT ALL CAUGHT UP IN THE HOLLYWOOD THING TOO.

 

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BE ENEMY

RELEASED: 1989

RECORDED: THE STUDIO INC., LOS ANGELES

THE GREATEST ENEMY OF MANKIND IS ITSELF. SOME TRACKS WERE REMIXED WITH NEW LYRICS AND RELEASED AGAIN IN 1995. YOU LOOK INSIDE TO FIND THAT WHICH STRIVES TO VIOLATE YOU, TO BURY YOU. NOW MULTIPLY THIS A MILLION FOLD

 

 

THE METAMORPHOSIS

RELEASED: 1995

RECORDED: THE ANTENNA PLANT, SAN FRANCISCO

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF WORKING ON VIDEO GAME, TELEVISION, AND MOVIE SOUNDTRACK PIECES WE REUNITED TO RE-RECORD ONE OF OUR PET PROJECTS. OUR FIRST VERSION WAS BEGUN IN 1980 AND NEVER FINISHED. SO HERE WE GO AGAIN.

 

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TWEAK!

RELEASED: 2000

RECORDED: THE ANTENNA PLANT, SAN FRANCISCO

DELUSIONS FROM MANIA. FROM A SERIES OF RECORDINGS COMPLETED IN 1998-1999 WE BRING YOU OUR NEXT TWIN RELEASE. THE BI POLAR FEVER OF THE RUSHING TRAIN OF THE WORLD. WE BEGIN GOING CRAZY WITH RHYTHMS AND GENERAL SONIC FUNK.

 

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LULL

RELEASED: 2000

RECORDED: THE ANTENNA PLANT, SAN FRANCISCO

OBSESSIONS FROM DEPRESSION. FROM A SERIES OF RECORDINGS COMPLETED IN 1998-1999. AND HERE WE HAVE THE DEEP FOREST OF THE BI POLAR. MEANDERINGS FROM MARIN COUNTY MELLOW RAPE RAW SOUL. WE KIND OF WANTED TO TONE THINGS DOWN. BE RAW AND PUNK UP THE NEW AGE SCENE.

 

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ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS AND NOT JUSTICE

RELEASED: 2002

RECORDED: HUMID THORAX STUDIO, PORTLAND

THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL. WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF JUSTICE WHICH IS NOT ALWAYS ONE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE REALLY TRIED TO MAKE THE SONGS FUN AND ACCESSIBLE. DON’T TAKE EVERYTHING SO SERIOUSLY MEETS THE WORLD IS REALLY FUCKED UP

 

 

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STUN – A Rock Opera

RELEASED: 2003

RECORDED: THE TERMITE MOUND, DETROIT

THIS IS A TRADITIONAL OPERA ABOUT A MAN IN LOVE WHO FINDS HIS GIRL IS CHEATING ON HIM WITH ANOTHER MAN. IT JUST SO HAPPENS HE IS IN LOVE WITH THIS MAN AS WELL,  SO THE TWO OF THEM CONSPIRE TO KILL HER AND BECOME LOVERS THEMSELVES. AFTER A WHILE IT BECOMES APPARENT THAT HIS NEW LOVER IS ALSO CHEATING ON HIM. SO HE DEVISES A RUSE TO DRESS HIS LOVER IN WOMEN’S CLOTHES AND MURDER HIM AS WELL. IN THE END, HE IS LEFT ALL ALONE, HAVING MURDERED BOTH OF HIS LOVERS. THIS WAS DONE ORIGINALLY AS ONE SINGLE PIECE, STILL AVAILABLE AS THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

 

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NARRAGANSETT

RELEASED: 2004

RECORDED: THE TERMITE MOUND, DETROIT

STORIES ABOUT THE AMERICAN INDIAN. THE NARRAGANSETT AND MOHAGAN LANGUAGE IS USED THROUGHOUT. “CHIEF CHICKEN WARRUPS” WAS A DISTANT RELATIVE THAT MARRIED INTO THE GAELIC TRIBE DISTANT RELATIVES. THE BAND WAS CLEARLY ENTHUSIASTIC AND MOTIVATED BY INCORPORATING DIFFERENT WORLDS AND CULTURES INTO THE SPACE

 

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BAAS

RELEASED: 2005

RECORDED: THE TERMITE MOUND, DETROIT

SINCE WE WERE IN DETROIT, WE WANTED TO MAKE OUR VERSION OF A CLASSIC ROCK RECORD. WELL AS CLOSE AS WE COULD WITH OUR LACK OF TRAINING. THINK OF ROCK AS THE DEEPLY ETCHED STORY IN STONE CARVED ACROSS THE DISTANCE OF RHYTHM. LIFE ABOUNDS WITH THESE RELIEFS OF THE RAW EDGE OF LIFE

 

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THE NOMENCLATURE

RELEASED: 2006

RECORDED: THE TERMITE MOUND, DETROIT

PART ONE OF THE TWIN RELEASE OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA  O.F SONGS A-Z. WE HAVE ALWAYS LOVED PUZZLES. WE HAVE THEM IN LOTS OF OUR WORK JUST TO AMUSE OURSELVES. SO WE DECIDED TO DO SOME SONGS ABOUT THINGS THAT WOULD BE IN THAT GREAT BANK OF BOOKS WE READ WHEN YOUNG. WITH THOSE ULTRA SHINY HEAVY PAGES. ANYWAY, ALL THE SUBJECTS WERE FAVORITES, WE JUST KIND OF TWISTED THE ENTRIES. BY THE WAY, THERE IS ONE FAKE. SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS

 

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DEUTERONOMY

RELEASED: 2006

RECORDED: THE TERMITE MOUND, DETROIT

PART TWO OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA

 

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CRAVE

RELEASED: 2007

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

SELECTED POEMS BY SYLVIA PLATH. A BRILLIANT ARTIST AND A LOVE SINCE YOUTH. PERHAPS THAT DARK TIME NEVER REALLY LEAVES US AFTER ALL

 

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RAGAS

RELEASED: 2008

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

EACH SONG REPRESENTS AN HOUR OF THE EVENING. OUR INTEREST AND LOVE OF TRADITIONAL HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL STRUCTURE LED US TO INCORPORATE THIS INTO OUR OWN BRAND OF BUZZSAW COMMENTARY. WORLDS COLLIDE RIGHT INSIDE OUR SKULLS

 

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SUPINE LOCK

RELEASED: 2009

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

FROM THE DEPTHS OF DEPRESSION THE INCAPACITY OF MOVEMENT. IN A MELLOW ATMOSPHERE THAT WE ALL NEED TO GO TO ONCE IN A WHILE. IT IS WHEN WE SLEEP

 

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CATAPULT

RELEASED: 2010

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

A CATHARSIS FROM A MANGLED CHILDHOOD. I THINK WE ALL THOUGHT ABOUT CAREENING IN OUR MINDS. NOT A LOT HAPPENED IN THOSE DAYS IN CENTERVILLE. THIS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR A CHILD AND A YOUNG MAN TO EXPLORE THE INCREDIBLE WORLD AROUND HIM, AND FIGHT TO BE ALONE

 

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APOSTLES – A Rock Opera

RELEASED: 2011

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE NEXT THREE PIECES COMPRISE A TRILOGY OF THE ID THE EGO AND THE SUPEREGO. THIS FIRST PIECE IS  A TREATISE OF SONGS BASED UPON THE TWELVE APOSTLES OF CHRIST AND RECORDED AND MIXED ON THE NIGHTS OF DEC 2 AND 3 2010. WHAT IS REMARKABLE ABOUT THESE MEN IS NOT WHAT THEY DID, BUT THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND THEIR FAITHS. THAT IS WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO GET TO HERE. WHAT IF THEY WERE PRODUCTS OF TODAY’S SOCIETY? APOSTLES WAS ORIGINALLY DONE AS ONE LONG PIECE, STILL AVAILABLE AS THE DIRECTOR’S CUT.

 

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VOLT

RELEASED: 2011

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE SECOND PIECE OF THE TRILOGY REPRESENTING THE EGO. SOME OF THE WORLDS LARGEST COMPETE FOR OUR SLAVERY OR OUR ADMIRATION. A FINE LINE BUILT UPON A LOT OF RAW SONIC PATCHES.

 

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BOANERGES

RELEASED: 2011

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE FINAL PIECE IN THE TRILOGY. WHAT IS IN THE BEYOND WHEN EVERYTHING OVERWHELMS THE WORLD AROUND YOU. WHAT TRANSCENDS THE IMMENSITY OF EVIL. WHAT WE ASPIRE TO BE THROUGH SOME PRETTY BACK TO BASIC GOTHIC ROCK

 

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DEAD MOAB

RELEASED: 2011

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WRITTEN AND RECORDED OCT 18-19 2011 JUST A COUPLE DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF A MOTHER. THE SCATTERSWEET SOUNDS OF GRIEF THAT CAME AFTER HER DEATH. IN LIFE SHE SUFFERED FROM EXTREME DEMENTIA, SO THIS WAS A COOLING PEACE.

 

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TUNNELS

RELEASED: 2011

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

OUR HALLOWEEN SPECIAL. RECORDED OCTOBER 31, 2011. WE WANTED THIS TO BE REALLY SCARY SHIT. THINK ABOUT IT.

 

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PARLIAMENT OF FOWLES

RELEASED: 2011

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WE PRESENT LOVE SONGS BASED ON THE WONDERFU BOOK BY GEOFFREY CHAUCER. MUSICALLY PERHAPS OUR TRIBUTE TO THE MTV GODS OF THE EIGHTIES. HMM

 

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EMERGE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WE CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR WITH SONGS OF REBIRTH AND REDEMPTION. WE COULDN’T WAIT TO GET BACK TO SOME REALLY BLACK ATMOSPHERIC SETS. CHRISTIAN GOT A NEW ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND IMMEDIATELY BEGAN BRUTALIZING IT WITH PICKUPS.

 

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AOIBH GHAIRE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WHAT A BUNCH OF CHEERFUL NONSENSE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY. NEVER AGAIN

 

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WACK!

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WE CELEBRATE THE IDES OF MARCH WITH SOME TUNES ABOUT THE INSANITY OF POWER. WE NEEDED TO GET HEAVY AGAIN AND FAST

 

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BATHING IN RESIN

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THIS PIECE EXPLORES HOW FAR ONE CAN GO INTO DEPRESSION AND PSYCHOSIS WITHOUT REACHING THE POINT OF SUICIDE. KIND OF LIKE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRANGULATION. WE REALLY WANTED TO REACH BACK INTO THE PSYCHEDELIC TOOLCHEST WITH THIS ONE.

 

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CAMOFLAUGE – A Rock Opera

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THIS IS A STORY OF A BOY WHO WANTS HIS LIFE TO BE A SECRET. RECORDED AND MIXED FEBRUARY 22-23, 2012. AGAIN, IF YOU WANT THE UNINTERRUPTED COMPLETE DIRECTOR’S CUT YOU CAN GET IT.

 

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INDIGO COLLAPSE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE ARCHITECTURE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. IT IS NOT ALWAYS THE FALLING CLIFF. AND SOMETIMES THE SOUNDS OF POP BECOME SPLINTERS

 

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DEEP LONG RAILS

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

LET US EXAMINE THE CONCEPT OF ETERNAL LIFE. NOW GET UP AND DANCE

 

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ANTARCTICA

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE PERFECT WORLD OF HEROIN

 

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SHARDS

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

A BRIEF PICTURE OF THE  CONCENTRATION CAMP. THE CONJURE OF THE RAW HORROR THAT IT IS PART OF THE HUMAN FABRIC CAUSED US TO BE PRETTY FRACTURED

 

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JELLO FROM SERBIA

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WE PURCHASED SOME GELATIN AT A LOCAL ASIAN MARKET AND IT WAS MADE IN SERBIA. WE WISHED TO MAKE A STAPLE UTAH RELIGIOUS DISH, BUT IT CAME OUT LAUGHABLE. SO WE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A LOT LIKE A LOOMING LOSS OF A COMPANION IN LOVE. AND SO

 

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ELECTRIC MILK PARADE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

SELECTED POEMS BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI. ONE OF OUR ALL TIME FAVORITES. THE TITLE OF OUR TRIBUTE COMES FROM THE SUGGESTION BOX. TWO PEOPLE ACTUALLY SUBMITTED THE SAME WORD. HM

 

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THE BIRTH OF SILENCE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE ART OF LEARNING HOW TO DIE. WE WANTED SOMETHING VERY MELANCHOLY TO EXPRESS THE CREEPING OF MORTALITY. REALLY ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PIECES

 

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XINE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE TO BE GIFTED AND CRAZY. OUR BROTHER WAS A KIND AND LOVING SAVANT. BUT NOT ALL THE SHINERS OUT THERE ARE

 

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FEAST OF GLAZE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WHEN THE FOG OF HUMANITY HITS THE ROAD TO INSANITY

 

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ZEBRAS OF MINE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

CONFLICT AND CONFUSION REIGN IN AN EXPLORATION OF CULTURAL BIAS

 

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KANNONS IN THE MATTERHORN

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ALL GO DREAMWALKING

 

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QUILLS

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

HOW IS THAT RACISM THING COMING ALONG IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

 

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YELLOW ME

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE MAKING AND THE BREAKING OF THE COWARD. HOW DO WE FACE ONE ANOTHER IN THIS WORLD

 

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BIG RED NIGHT

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

ALL PEOPLE LONG FOR THINGS THAT THEY DON’T HAVE. AND WHAT WAS ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS? WHO WHAT WHY AND HOW WE COVET

 

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RUNE

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

CARL JUNG WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE SYMBOLS OF LIFE, LETS EXPLORE THEM.

 

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UNDER THE LANDING GEAR

RELEASED: 2012

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR LOVE IN A REALLY BAD WAY? LIKE GETTING RUN OVER BY A PLANE

 

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FLEXIBLE BUTANE PLANET – A Rock Opera

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY AND OUTDOORS NEAR DUGWAY, UTAH

THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES AFFECTED BY ALIEN BRAIN INVASIONS. DEDICATED TO OUR FRIEND ROKY ERICKSON. THE PIECE WAS RECORDED IN TOTAL DARKNESS AND MANY WEIRD WHISPERS PASSED BY OUR EARS. AS USUAL, THE FULL DIRECTOR’S CUT IS AVAILABLE

 

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PUNKTURE

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

TO GET THROUGH THE SKIN OF ARMOUR YOU MUST HAVE THE PIERCE OF TRUTH

 

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AVALANCHE OF EMBERS

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

HOW DO THOSE LAST DAYS IN A ROMANCE END. IN A FIERY FURNACE OR THE STEADY DECLINE OF THE HEAT OF LOST COALS

 

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THE GLEAMING LIGHT FROM SABER’S HEIR

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY AND UTAH STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL, PROVO

THE DOCUMENTATION OF DAYS AND NIGHTS SPENT IN THE FUNNY FARM. IT WASN’T SO FUNNY NOW WAS IT

 

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GREAT POP RADIO 1986-2010

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: VARIOUS

OUR MOST REQUESTED POP HITS VOLUME ONE

 

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GREAT POP RADIO 2011-2013

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: VARIOUS

OUR MOST REQUESTED POP HITS VOLUME TWO

 

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KRAZY RHYMES

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

CONFESSIONS OF A SCHIZOPHRENIC. OUR BROTHER WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND COMPANION WITH KIM PEEK, THE RAIN MAN. WE USED TO LOVE HANGING OUT WITH THEM IN SALT LAKE. LISTENING TO THEIR STORIES AND MENTAL SPARRING

 

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SCHRODINGER’S CAT

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

LIVING IN TWO DIFFERENT REALITIES AT THE SAME TIME. MUCH THANKS TO CHRIS STEARMAN OF THE RANDYS FOR THE IDEA.

 

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HELIOS PRETENDING BENIGN

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE

EXPLORING THE MANY ROADS TO SUICIDE. THE SUN ITSELF IS THE GREAT HEALER FOR MANY. FOR OTHERS IT IS JUST A DREAM

 

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WHEELS

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE CYCLE OF OPPRESSION ROLLS ON AND ON. THE MANDALA OF THE EARTH, THE CYCLES OF GREED AND ETERNAL BLISS

 

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GULAG INTERNUM

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WE ARE ALL OUR OWN JAILERS IN LIFE

 

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ON WEATHER

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

MOOD SWINGS DRIVING THROUGH NEURON TUNNELS

 

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ISOTOPES FROM HELL

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

TALES FROM THE ETERNAL UNDERGROUND. A NICE GROUP OF FESTIVE POWER POP WITH A SLIGHTLY SERRATED EDGE

 

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JAH RIDDLE – Letters To God

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

GIVE ME THE ANSWERS PLEASE. AS CHILDREN WE WERE ENTHRALLED BY CS LEWIS GREAT ESSAYS IN THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

 

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HALLUCINATIONS

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

IS IT REAL? ARE WE REAL? WHAT DID WE JUST TAKE?

 

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NOT THE BOLD PEACE

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

ARE THE CAUSES OF HATRED GENETIC OR MANUFACTURED?  WHAT KEEPS US FROM A STATE OF GRACE?

 

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YALTA

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE PEACE TREATY IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT IT SEEMS. THERE IS ALWAYS A QUID PRO QUO. EVEN IN DEFEAT

 

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QUIET IS CHAOS

RELEASED: 2013

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE WHITE NOISE OF CALM BELIES A DEEPER MORE NIHILISTIC BROTHERHOOD

 

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MANNEQUIN SPACE HORIZON

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THAT FINE LINE BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE UNREAL. WHATEVER YOU SEE YOU CANNOT REACH. WHATEVER YOU WALK OR RUN TOWARDS WILL NEVER GET CLOSER

 

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ZIMBABWE

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

CAUGHT IN THE VICE GRIP OF LIFE AND SENT OUT LIKE A REFUGEE INTO THE JUNGLE

 

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GO, MONSTER GO!

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

GET THEE OUT YOU EVIL DEMONS INSIDE! DID YOU EVER JUST WANT TO SHAKE THEM ALL OFF INTO THE AIR

 

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FABRIC X

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH?

 

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PIRATES

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

THE BIG BUSINESS OF RELIGION REARS ITS’ UGLY HEAD ON TELEVISION. PERHAPS THEY HAVE THE ANSWER TO OUR LAST QUESTION

 

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IN A SHIP OF SAND

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

SINKING LOWER AND LOWER . . .

 

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FLOORS ARE FALLING

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

LIKE A GOTHIC DERVISH THE PLANES OF THE WORLD TWIST AND INTERSECT. MUCH LIKE THE SANDS IN THE HOURGLASS, THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES

 

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MASQUE

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

HOW DO WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THE OUTSIDE. HOW DO WE BUILD WHO WE ARE INTERNALLY. HOW DO WE BELONG IF WE ARE HIDDEN

 

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ANOTHER DAY OF SPIDERS

RELEASED: 2014

RECORDED: THE ANTHILL, SALT LAKE CITY

WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THOSE THINGS WIGGLING INSIDE OF THE BRAIN. COULD IT BE THAT DEMONS ARE TAKING OVER THE MUFFIN?

 

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ON  THE  WISDOM  OF  BLOOD – A Short Story

RELEASED: 2015

RECORDED: TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

AFTER A YEAR LONG HIATUS, WE PRESENT WHAT COULD BE OUR DARKEST AND MOST PSYCHEDELIC RELEASE YET. IF THAT IS POSSIBLE. A SHORT STORY IN TWO PARTS ABOUT A MAN WHO CHANGES HIS IDENTITY.  NARRATED WITHIN A SONG FORMAT.

 

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RELEASED 2015

RECORDED: TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

CAN WE PLEASE TALK? PERHAPS THE MOST INTERESTING HUMAN QUALITY TO OBSERVE AND CHERISH. JUST COOL YOUR JETS PLEASE, WE DON’T JUDGE

 

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GREY WAVE TSUNAMI

RELEASED 2015

RECORDED:TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

STORIES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD. BY THIS TIME IT WAS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THAT OUR COUNTRY WAS IN DEEP SHIT. ACTUALLY, THE WHOLE WORLD. SO FUCK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SURPRISE

 

 

VAGANTEM  ANIMARUM

RELEASED: 2016

RECORDED:TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

BEDTIME STORIES AND ESSAYS FOR THE CHILDREN. THESE ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL SLEEP TIGHT FAIRY TALES. SO FOR OUR CHILDREN WE LEAVE YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WORLD. ITS UGLY. BUT KNOW THAT YOU CAN MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL. KEEP FAITH IN THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE AND FREEDOM

 

 

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

RELEASED: JAN 20, 2017

RECORDED: JAN 1-2 TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

WE RECORDED THIS PIECE AS AN INAUGURATION TRIBUTE SINCE WE WERE NOT INVITED TO PLAY. WE HAVE THE GOOD GUYS – US – IN ENGLISH. WE HAVE THE BAD GUYS – THEM – IN KLINGON. KLINGON DOES NOT HAVE MANY OF THE WORDS WE USE EVERY DAY WHEN IT COMES TO EMOTION OR INTENT.  WE DID THE BEST WE COULD IN THE TRANSLATIONS TO BE AS TRUE TO THE MEANING AS POSSIBLE. IT SEEMS IRONIC THAT – THEM – CANNOT COMMUNICATE BEYOND THE BESTIAL EITHER

 

 

MANY FINE DRAGONS – Original Cast Soundtrack

RELEASED: FEB 2017

RECORDED: APRIL – DECEMBER 2016, TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

SOMETHING WE HAVE WANTED TO DO FOR MANY MANY YEARS. A FULL ON STEAM PUNK BROADWAY PLAY. BASED ON ROMEO AND JULIET, WITHIN A GREEK TRAGEDY, AND A TIP OF THE HAT TO WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS. IT IS FULLY CHOREOGRAPHED WITH WONDERFUL DANCING THROUGHOUT, INCLUDING CLASSICAL BALLET AND TRIBAL HAKAS. THE FULL SCRIPT IS AVAILABLE IF YOU SO DESIRE. IN A PRE-APOCALYPTIC WORLD OF DICTATORS AND GENETIC FIENDS, OUR HEROS BATTLE AGAINST THE RAGE OF MODERN NIHILISTIC SOCIETY. WELL, THERE IS MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

 

 

FLOW

RELEASED: APRIL FOOLS DAY 2017

RECORDED: TWISTED THORAX, SAN DIEGO

WHAT IS IT THAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO LEARN FROM GOD. IF YA SAY IT, IF YA BOW TO IT, THEN FUCKING LIVE IT