Part one features Ty Hodson on drums and bowed cymbals and Pascal Godjikian (La STPO) on vocals/lyrics.
One: Transmigration: done. Your call could not be completed. We will attempt reconnection. Transmutation of genetic code will soon be online again. Our agents are working to fulfill your orders. You may continue transmitting, though be warned: your signal may be transformed beyond recognition. You may experience dizziness and disorientation as you acclimate to the new medium. Armchair Migraine Journey can not be held responsible for lost luggage, missed connections or broken synapses. Hurry up now! The signal flows at a breakneck pace. Chop chop! Splice Splice! Don't be afraid of the space between the genomes. The eyes in the back of our heads will illuminate the passage. Nuclei erupted and chromosomes corrupted, it's a buzzsawed jigsaw of something nature never intended! It isn't pretty, but a re-scripted biological imperative screams: Get the message across before it's too late! Stop wallowing in primordial soup! Transmit! Mutation! Drone! Transmit. Mutation. Drone.
Two: The new limbs have been difficult to integrate and the birth canal has proven far too delicate for this new form. Additionally, the maternal host has displayed an unexpected reaction to sudden interference in telepathic signals. We must insure survival. Transmission must be completed, despite increased risk to the carrier. Initiate somatic response. Anesthetize the host and commence processing the signal. Engage dream sequence 11-B. Ensure the host's comfort. Complete phase cancellation will remove outward stimuli. Soothing images may distract the patient from any aural discomfort. Neurosurgical team on standby. The engineers have been briefed. Wait… wait… We have contact! The signal has awakened! Hurry! Complete the circuit! Transmit! Mutation! Drone!
released May 1, 2013
AMJ: bass, DX7, Caustic minisynth, vintage synth, voice, bells, percussion, found sounds, field recordings, XPS 12, effect pedals, HP audio oscillator 201C for those sine drones, samples from NASA, knife, fork and spoon
Ty Hodson: drums and bowed cymbals on Part One
Pascal Godjikian: vocals/lyrics on Part One
NASA: satellite recordings for Part Two
Track One is dedicated to the lost love
Track Two is an imaginary soundtrack influenced by Alien and Jesse Peper paintings
Artwork by 777
Design, Layout, Stuff by AMJ
Mastered by Randall Frazier at helmetroom.com
Composed between August 2012 to December 2012 at AMJ Studios Centraal