Control Room Secondee
Audio Ovni was formed in New York City in 1998. An earlier incarnation of the band recorded a rockish album which was given a limited release in December 2000. Eric Liebman and Jeff Press forged on in a more electronic-oriented direction, and over four years later released the sonically-challenging 'Control Room Secondee,' an electronic-rock melange that demands and rewards repeated listenings on headphones or other listening aids. 'Control Room Secondee' is the surreal tale of the numb denizens of a futuristic dystopia, whose souls are trying to navigate this world of ubiquitous cameras, active-state wallpaper, jumbo jet graveyards, custom-designed physique, a dizzyingly advanced state of astrophysics and 'God-finding,' verisimulation fantasy worlds, '24-7 personal life recorders,' nanotech sleep medicines (complete with terrifying product recalls), brainports, headspeakers, outsourced space ship factories, 'discrete conditioning' pills, mechanical lifeguards, remote underwater battle stations, advertisement-covered space elevators, digested punishments, remote control people, spinning skyscrapers, microscopic 'peace planes,' and a nagging sense that something has been lost.