Anti-Social Dinner Parties at 3 Am
You've finally stumbled upon an album that is not like anything else in existence. Free-thought to this extent is virtually unheard of in today's music climate. But now you don't have to settle for dance music, vapid commercial 'indie' pop, crowd-obsessed materialistic rap and the uninventive, over-produced regurgitations that are quite laughably referred to as extreme music these days. At long last another truly MASTERLESS artist has arrived to fill the gap after GG Allin died and Varg Vikernes sold his soul to the one-eyed Spaghetti Monster. For this disc I've teamed up with legendary badass Steve Albini to remind you all that music with soul does not rely on Pro Tools. I've adopted the straight-forward song structure of true punk rock to provide you with a sincere message rather than the countless layers of inferred subtext that can delude an artist's reality. I mean, hey, impressionism can be amazing. But it has become less of an artistic preference and more of a downright CRUTCH that soulless opportunists can latch on to and employ to avoid coming up with any legitimate substance. Genre-wise, I compiled all my favorite sounds and configured them into the coherent format of classic album-oriented rock, because an album is more than just a collection of songs. An album is a sonic experiment and an expression of who you are as a creature. I know the trend these days is to act like a purist and play basically the same style of music from your first track to your last. But I'd never go along with that, because everyone listens to more than one genre in the first place, and everyone has more than one genre of music in their soul. For lyrics I inject you with nothing but my 100% unadultered biography, whether it makes me look 'good' or not. There are enough fakers out there already. Whether my reality moves you to tears or to laughter, at least you can look at it for what it truly is. Admire my ways or take solace in the fact that you're nothing like me; either way my music has fulfilled it's purpose. In short, if you like screaming down your own psychological demons on a deserted road in the pitch of a winter night, you will appreciate this album. On the other hand, if you idolize Kanye West, consider Fleet Foxes hardcore and spend every waking moment buried beneath the warm embrace of your social clique, you're not ready yet. Just bookmark the page and come back when you're ready to stare grim truth in it's ugly face. For influences I've crafted a cosmic homage to all of the most important artists in my life. They're all represented here, from childhood heroes like Neil Young, Tom Petty, Nirvana and Pink Floyd, to my more recent mentors like Immortal Technique, Burzum, GG Allin, The Breeders, The Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel. Steve Albini's credentials boast a veritable masterlist of rock music's greatest craftsman. He played an immortal role in inventing the stark, powerful sound on masterworks by The Pixies (1988's Surfer Rosa), The Breeders (1990's Pod) and Nirvana's most mature effort (1993's In Utero). He's also recorded classic material for The Jesus Lizard, Neurosis, Page & Plant, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silkworm, Iggy Pop & The Stooges, Mogwai, Low, Slint, PJ Harvey, Jawbreaker, Joanna Newsom and countless others, not to mention his fiercely influential work leading his own seminal bands Big Black and Rapeman. My credentials as Kefka and Keith Cohen stretch back to the mid-00s with a reputation of unadultered sincerity and ethics in music, plus 13 original albums thus far including the folkie, grungey indie-rock classic Bisexual Anthems and a string of highly unique and well-praised experimental albums combining the style of 2nd-Wave Black Metal with the harsh noise of Boyd Rice, including 'Solitary Disillusioned Glory' and 'Kratom'.