Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 24, 2010
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.
Enjoy the mix!
About This Sound Collage
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.
Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 11, 2010
After being deeply inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ filibuster/long speech on Friday, UFOverdriver worked quickly to make use of it in a sound collage. The goal was to capture the moment and preserve it in a form that would highlight long, uninterrupted stretches of his speech.
Sen. Bernie Sander began his speech at 10:25 AM and ended it over 8 1/2 hours later at 6:59 PM. Many of us who watched it as it happened felt we were watching a historic moment.
This sound collage is composed of 5 parts/tracks; with a short introduction, the beginning of the filibuster, a short interlude, another uninterrupted segment of the speech, and then the conclusion.
Track 1 (03:30) Fortress America Is Waiting For A Message Of Some Sort Or Another
Track 2 (09:24) Mr. Sanders Goes To Washington – Part 1
Track 3 (03:21) I Am Equality 7-2521
Track 4 (10:30) Mr. Sanders Goes To Washington – Part 2
Track 5 (02:42) After 8 And A Half Hours, Truth Yields The Floor
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UFOverdriver – This Is The Voice Of Your Conscience Mix
About This Sound Collage
Track One can be heard as a sound collage of this moment of social confusion and directionless fog, with President Obama playing the role of Suzy Creamcheese.
Both Track Two and Track Four contain long stretches from the speech. Track Two is the beginning of the speech and Track Four is from the middle of the afternoon.
Track Three provides a short interlude with a piece from an audiobook of the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand
The sound collage ends with Track Five which includes the conclusion of Sen. Sanders’ speech and some closing statements from the Department of Civil Defense.
Some Music Pieces Used
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention – The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (from Freak Out!)
David Byrne and Brian Eno – America Is Waiting (from My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts)
Gary Numan – Cars (from Pleasure Principle)
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World (from The Man Who Sold The World)
DJ Shadow – Stem/Long Stem (from Endtroducing)
The Markeys – Last Night (from 7″ single – Last Night/The Night Before)
Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (from Play)
The Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon (from The Richest Man In Babylon)
The Thievery Corporation – The State Of The Union (from The Richest Man In Babylon)
Brian Eno – Deep Blue Day (from Apollo Atmospheres)
After the speech, both my wife and I were inspired to write the White House – here’s my email to the President:
Dear Mr. President:
I hope you will choose to stand with Sen. Bernie Sanders and the brave stand he took today to call out the moral hypocrisy of supporting continued tax cuts for the ultra-rich while making cuts to crucial government programs.
Please remember that most Americans, and the people who voted for you, expected that you would be the one with the brave oratory and outrage like we got from Sen. Sanders today.
If only you could be so bold, Mr. President.
Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on March 18, 2010
The Brothership Has Landed
What happens when you cut-up and re-mix Pink Floyd’s classic 1977 album Animals with Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, David Byrne and Brian Eno, DJ John Digweed and other musical slices along with a number of sound clips from the mass media and popular culture?
You get a snap shot of current events in the form of an epic sound collage by UFOverdriver called The Brothership Has Landed… (note: the working title for this project was Weapons of Mass Communication – that got changed…)
This sound collage was constructed in 3 Acts between March 5th and March 17th, 2010 – and the completed piece contains 12 individual tracks, with a total length of nearly 44 minutes long.
Listen to the complete work – 43 Minutes and 38 Second…
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Individual Track List
Act I – Change Has Come
Originally Released as Change Has Come – Parts I – III on March 7th, 2010
Track 1 – Part I – If You Didn’t Care - 1:27
Track 2 – Part II – On This Day – 5:15
Track 3 – Part III – Our Most Desperate Hour – 3:36
Act II – You’ve Got To Be Crazy
Originally Released as You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix – March 12th, 2010
Track 4 – Part I – Three Kinds of Characters – 1:13
Track 5 – Part II – You’ve Got To Be Crazy (Part I) – Diamond Dogs Dance Mix – 5:26
Track 6 – Part III – What Part of Mea Culpa Don’t You Understand? – 4:29
Track 7 – Part IV – You’ve Got To be Crazy (Part II) – 3:39
Track 8 – Part V – Who Was Trained Not To Spit – 1:55
Act III – Tear Down The Wall
Originally Released as Visions of The Apocalypse – The Raving and Drooling Mix – March 16th, 2010
Track 9 – Part I – A Major Speech – 4:13
Track 10 – Part II – Revolution or Evolution #9 – 5:08
Track 11 – Part III – A Dream Of The Earth As It Will Be… – 5:22
Track 12 – Part IV – This Land is Yours – 1:54
I will be posting links to the various bits of source material very soon, but right now I am completely exhausted from this journey of creation and must rest now…