Here’s a project I’ve been proud to have a hand in. A few of you are familiar with the work of James Curcio, designer, writer, musician, philosopher, and culture-jammer. If you’re not, you want to be.
Fluffy has spoken.
Just a look at the list of names should spark ones interest. Besides that odd man P.Emerson Williams (Choronzon, Veil of Thorns), subQtaneous includes an impressive list: Sean Marsden and Gaetan Sputnik (Elektroworx, 233project), Scott Landes (Collide, Babalon), Zac Shaw and Paul Heath (Dead Unicorn), Dave Clark (Rob Banks), Jesse DeSanto (A 3rd Wish Granted), Insanity (I&I), Martine Sinatra, Agent 036, Nate Sampsel, Anna Young, Aric Viecek (subNatural).
I’m wrapping up some final details of my humble contributions so James can put the finishing touches on it.
Described as a “stick of dynamite strapped to reality,” (Scenery Zine), subQtaneous is a diverse conceptual, collaborative album. It carves new soundscapes ranging from brutal, pounding industrial to sarcastic hip hop set over carnival music to delicately layered trance. It has been compared to Pigface, probably due to its format, as well as Coil, Mr Bungle, and Frank Zappa.
While the tracks are tied together by a common theme – the corrosive dark side of capitalism, and its effects on our psyche – none of the musicians involved in this project try to beat you over the head with their ideology. Instead it remains, as the title would imply, an almost subliminal experience that slowly gets under your skin, and doesn’t come out in the wash.