I’m very happy to be able at this point to point you towards something that begins to hint at the vast world created by artistic brothers in arms and co-conspirators James Curcio and Jason Stackhouse. More than building a mythos, follow the story that is unfolding and you’ll see what transmedia can do. Nay, you’ll be cast into the works of the machine and you will end up seeing the gears you didn’t know were there, turning to create the movements and to spin you in your pre-determined axis. The abyss gazes into you from the tracks of subQtaneous, and watch the lakes of the hell THEY built of you and your ancestors as the stories in the novels reflect the burning light back into their depths.
Fallen Nation Party At The World’s End:
Fallen Nation Party At The World’s End is a mad ride past the event horizon of sanity with a group of young, escaped mental patients that come to realize—or believe—that they are demigods. They form Babylon, a band that captures the spirit of the age as sex, drugs and chaos reign in the final years of the American Empire. Audiobook chapters with full original soundtracks. Related musical artifacts
subQtaneous was described by Scenery magazine as a “stick of dynamite strapped to reality.” It is a concept album, based on the idea of the gradual decline of the American empire, enmeshed, as it were, in many of the same myths which gave birth to Fallen Nation.
Credits released 01 July 2005 Production: James Curcio, Ari. Musicians: Various. (See the individual tracks for credits.
There are P. Emersonisms to be found in the sounds of subQtaneous, and perhaps some sonic input to come in the audiobook. Those of you who have been with me for a while may remember the early chapters of Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning that I narrated and the Mythos Media collective scored that went out in the early days of alterati.com.
Well, just you wait for what’s coming…
if this sounds like something you would want to be in on, read on. James Curcio has issued a call to arms:
Fallen Nation Audiobook
I am not aware of anyone else having done an audiobook like this before. (Though it wouldn’t stop me if someone has.)
Contact me if you have material you’d like included. It is preferable if you can provide it as .wav or .aif though high res .mp3 can work.
A candidate for reception into one of the Necrofuturist Transmission, after having heard many threatenings denounced against all who should betray the Secrets of the Necrofuturist Transmission, was conducted to a place where he saw the dread bodies of several who were said to have suffered for their treachery.
He then saw his own brother tied hand and foot, begging his mercy and intercession. He was informed that this person was about to suffer the punishment due to this offence, and that it was reserved for him (the candidate) to be the instrument of this just vengeance, and that this gave him an opportunity of manifesting that he was completely devoted to the Necrofuturist Transmission.
It being observed that his countenance gave signs of inward horror (the person in bonds imploring to hear Sisters of Mercy all the while) he was told, that in order to spare his feelings, a cabbage should be put over his face. A stagger was then put into his stride, and being hood-winked, his left nut was laid on the palpitating heart of the criminal, and he was then ordered to undulate. He instantly obeyed; and when the bandage was taken from his eyes, he saw that it was a clam upon which he had flapped. Surely such trials and such wanton cruelty are only fit for training conspirators.
BENTMEN – Ulcer Gulch
Swami Swampa Vivaconundrum – New Media
Life’s Decay – Iristhetique
Salem – Redlights
Feu Ma Mere – The Agony After
Swami Swampa Vivaconundrum – Hobo Boardroom
Children on Stun – Aunty Crystal Thieves
Dreamtime – Endgame
Miserylab – Imaginary Friend
Nosferatu – Bombers
DODDODO – Waltz Core
UK Decay – Mayday Malady
Danny Elfman – The Cat is Dead
Show dedicated to my dearly departed friend: Dave Szulborski
Information: In the SLEEPCHAMBER bit, John Zewizz and co. gives updates on the band, shares tracks from the forthcoming album “Stolen Sleep”, and thanks the fans and collaborators who have supported the return of SLEEPCHAMBER.
Exerpt from Cirxus, a FoolishPeople production written and directed by John Harrigan. This psycho-audio sequence is produced and performed by P. Emerson Williams and directed by John Harrigan. A promenade performance will run from 25th May – 13th June 2009 in Arcola Theatre’s new industrial space, Studio K in London.