Monday, April 9, 2012

Monster Planet - Year One


MONSTER PLANET - YEAR ONE
http://monsterplanet.bandcamp.com/

I'm very proud to announce the release of Monster Planet - Year One, highlights of the first year of Monster Planet, an all-improv performance set to B-movies at the Can Can in Seattle, WA.

For years I have dreamed about doing a project like this. Fortunately, the stars aligned. Being the audio archivist I am, I really wanted to multitrack improv sessions in hopes of one day using the recorded material to either make an album or use edits to create a new piece. The end result doesn't really matter to me, I just want all this incredible material to get some use!

I'm really happy with how the album turned out; it's very sonically rich, and really pushing some envelopes in the world of psychedelic music. Of course, none of this would have been so amazing if it weren't for the incredible Seattle talent that has made up the last two years of Monster Planet. I have been improvising with music since my teens, and growing up on the east coast I played with a lot of people who mistook an improv session for a "jam session," playing to solo, not to listen to the music. I was pleasantly surprised (and still am) that EVERYONE GETS IT in Seattle. Improv is all about listening and communicating, where the music, not the ego, is the first priority. I truly believe artists not only playing together, but making up music on the spot together, is the real heart of any scene, and I'm sooper-impressed with the results so far.

So yeah, check the album out. It's over 90 minutes, roughly the same length as a movie. Throw it on over your favorite B-movie and experience the adventure that is Monster Planet! Look at the album as a documentary of sorts. SYNPROV CORP has sent a crew to various locations on Monster Planet to observe new cities, terrain, and creatures, and to report back what they discovered. This is organic music in the truest sense.

Yer Pal,
Gel-Sol

Copyright ©2012 Synprov Corp

Compiled by Gel-Sol, Brian Oblivion and Leave Trace. Mixed and produced by Gel-Sol.

All performances were recorded at The Can Can Cabaret, Seattle WA.
http://www.thecancan.com/

B-movie montages curated and presented by Leo Mayberry of Killing Frenzy Visuals.
http://www.killingfrenzy.com/

Movies provided by Scarecrow Video.
http://www.scarecrow.com/

Album art by Sean Williams and Gel-Sol

For more information on Monster Planet, please visit:
http://itcamefrommonsterplanet.com/
http://www.facebook.com/MonsterPlanetSeattle

Deepest thanks to all contributing artists.

SYNPROV CORP thanks you for your interest in Monster Planet. We hope that you find these audio logs to be informative and entertaining. All donations received will be used towards infrastructure and logistics to further the continued exploration of Monster Planet.

TRACKLIST

01. SYNPROV CORP
Monster Planet 1.3
Chris Davis, Derek Linaman, Eric Moon, Gel-Sol, Numeric Respsonse
Recorded on 6.14.10

02. A Very Monstrous Planet
Monster Planet 1.2
Scott Sunn, Electrosect, Will Mempa, Numeric Response, Brian Oblivion
Recorded on 5.10.10

03. Sanctuary of Flight
Monster Planet 1.8
Miniature Airlines, The Naturebot, Jon Carr, Numeric Response, Leave Trace
Recorded on 11.8.10

04. Mud Flaps
Monster Planet 1.9
Diagram of Suburban Chaos, Chris Davis, Skoi Sirius, Gel-Sol, Brian Oblivion
Recorded on 12.13.10

05. Halcyon Drift
Monster Planet 1.6
Full On, Skoi Sirius, Blake Peterson, Numeric Response, Leave Trace
Recorded on 9.13.10

06. Under the White Star
Monster Planet 1.3
Chris Davis, Derek Linaman, Eric Moon, Gel-Sol, Numeric Respsonse
Recorded on 6.14.10

07. Primordial Booze
Monster Planet 1.11
Cathartech, Dave Ford, Verse, Full On, Will Mempa
Recorded on 3.14.11

08. At Peace Beneath the Waves
Monster Planet 1.5
Tor Nelson, Disconnecteddot, Skoi Sirius, Brian Oblivion
Recorded on 8.9.10

09. Aeon Flux Capacitor
Monster Planet 1.4
Full On, Eric Moon, Blake Peterson, Electrosect, Leave Trace
Recorded on 7.12.10

10. SpazORAC
Monster Planet 1.12
Blake Peterson, Gel-Sol, Brian Oblivion, Leave Trace, Will Mempa
Recorded on 4.11.11

11. Indians in Space
Monster Planet 1.12
Blake Peterson, Gel-Sol, Brian Oblivion, Leave Trace, Will Mempa
Recorded on 4.11.11

12. Sector 13: Alpha Quadrant 6
Monster Planet 1.7
Verse, Adlib, Gel-Sol, Brian Oblivion, Leave Trace
Recorded on 10.25.10

13. OXION
Monster Planet 1.10
NDCV, David Golightly, Chris Hogan, Electrosect, Numeric Response
Recorded on 2.21.11

14. King Nine Will Not Return
Monster Planet 1.12
Blake Peterson, Gel-Sol, Brian Oblivion, Leave Trace, Will Mempa
Recorded on 4.11.11

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Lewis

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