Here’s a Christmas treat for all UFOverdriver fans (and everyone who considers themselves a member of the unofficial UFOverdriver Fan Club.)
Thank You Everyone
Thank you to everyone who has sent me their comments, passed along their compliments, told me how much they enjoyed the work, etc. over this last year.
I would also like to thank the people who collaborated with me on UFOverdriver, Thomas Jackson Park and Louie Hebert – you both helped me expand my vision and ideas.
And a special thanks to Tania, because without you there would be no music for me, and to our friend Noel – your faith in my work is like fuel.
UFOverdriver – Year One
UFOverdriver has become, for me, a valuable outlet for the collage of ideas that run around my head, for all my musical DJ moments, as a way to express the poetic arts and as a way to travel deeper into the great, universal subconsciousness.
Throughout the year I’ve been referring to the UFOverdriver as a ship, a vessel rather than a music venture or a band. Working inside this metaphor has allowed me incredible freedom with this project and created an artist space that can not be seen, but exists only when the UFOverdriver is in motion and sound collages are being created to record the moment.
Christmas is going to bring a few equipment upgrades to the UFOverdriver as my Christmas gift money gets invested into this ship. I was thinking a Tesla Sonic Inducer would be a nice addition, along with a Tesla Anti-Gravity Acoustic Wireless Thought Projector. I just might have enough for that if I can get them on sale after Christmas…
Needless to say, 2011 should be interesting. I’ll see you there.
Created and Mixed between December 21-23, 2010 – released December 24, 2010
This special single includes samples from Johnny Cash, Lou Rawls, Charlie Brown, Linus, more Johnny Cash and some Brian Eno ambiance called “Deep Blue Day” which sounds a lot like The Little Drummer Boy (my favorite Christmas song when I was kid) and pieces from The Beatles various Christmas fan club albums.
Extra sounds in this collage includes shopping malls, checkout-stand noises and other oddities of Christmas.
A dystopia (from Ancient Greek: δυσ-: bad-, ill- and Ancient Greek: τόπος: place, landscape) (alternatively, cacotopia, or anti-utopia) is, in literature, an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian.
Dystopian literature has underlying cautionary tones, warning society that if we continue to live how we do, this will be the consequence.
A dystopia, thus, is regarded as a sort of negative utopia and is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government.
Dystopias usually feature different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions and constant states of warfare or violence. Dystopias often explore the concept of technology going “too far” and how humans individually and en masse use technology.
A dystopian society is also often characterized by mass poverty for most of its inhabitants and a large military-like police force.
UFOverdriver has now released the They Call Me The Breeze – Run Baby Run On Mix – Wikileaks Version with extra media material included which covers some of the Wikileaks news from December 7th through 14th, 2010 – as well as some other sound bites for your listening pleasure – released here and through the UFOverdriver podcasts.