@peace is dead.
@Peace and the Plutonian Noise Symphony ALBUM COVER.
Pre order the album today at http://at-peace.bandcamp.com/. After you click pre-order, click ‘leave a message for @peace’ and name any song from the album that you want them to send you. Then they will do that. Wow
Whether you like Poetry, screaming or depression theres a little something for everyone at Lucha Lounge this Friday
10 albums that inspired the debut @peace album: Part One.
Le Planete Sauvaget (Fantastic Planet) - Soundtrack
I watched this with my Mum. My Mum who’s known to say things like ‘Wow that’s far out’ while we’re watching Futurama. She would have been seriously concerned about me when I put this on for a nice Monday night dinner. The story takes place on a planet populated by an advanced species known as Traags who keep humans (Oms) as pests. When a pet Om eventually escapes, the Traags attempt to exterminate the entire race. The soundtrack is equal parts weird. Composed by French jazz pianist Alain Goraguer it’s something like the soundtrack to your insanity.
One night in Taranaki Lui and myself were outside looking for some inspiration via light emitted from burning balls of gas lightyears away while Dicky and Brandon were putting together something inside. They’d looped up some haunting vocal sample from the soundtrack that was making the cosmos look twice as infinite as it already was. We knew it was something but we didn’t get anything written at the time. We moved on. Later, Truent heard it and insisted we put it on the album. My Mum still talks about this movie. She likes it.
Thundercat - Apocalypse
At the time this album dropped we were about a year into making ours. We thought we were pretty cool, then a bass player came along and defecated all over everything we thought we knew about harmony. It sounded like he’d hired a choir of Tibetan monks as backing vocalists. There was more chord progression within his opening track than there was on our whole last EP. It was really discouraging. Dandruff Dicky almost reenrolled into jazz school.
The Beatles - Abbey Road.
Last year sometime we staggered across some obscure rock band called ‘The Beatles’. Apparently they’d had a few hits in the UK in the 60s and had a boutique fan base in some parts of the world. The B-Side of this particular album made a big impression on us. After George Harrison’s banger ‘Here Comes The Sun’ comes ‘Because’ (a piano driven track that was created by Yoko playing beethoven backwards) and then a mind melting medley that rolls all conventionality of pop music into a 16 minute mini album dipped in Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. This was a direct influence on the 9 minute medley that starts the B-Side of The Plutonian Noise Symphony.
Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty
Sun Ra has released about 876391 albums in his career. This just happened to be the one that we listened to most while we were making ours. Dicky would put this on at the batch when we woke up and the cows would freak out like they could hear their ancestors being slaughtered. We’d spend the day subconsciously imitating it then at night we’d watch ’Space Is The Place' while we ate dinner. That was around 2am, any meth head would have had a better sleep pattern than we did at that time. Inspired by the oddball harmonic structure of 'Door of the cosmos' we wrote a track called 'Space Is God' that eventually found its way into the medley on the B-Side of our record.
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The supply of psychedelic drugs within the Taranaki region is scarce to say the least so if we ever needed our cognition and perception temporally distorted we had to make do with psychedelic rock. It was usually this album that we self medicated although a dose of Dark Side Of The Moon does the trick too. The former lead singer of this band, Syd Barret took a little too much Syd Barret one time and went proper loops so maybe it’s best we didn’t stroll too far down that yellow brick road for this album. At least we’re all still together. We haven’t had to right a ‘I wish you were here’ dedicated to Christoph El Truento in the loony bin just yet.
The Noise Symphony will be hand delivering these Plutonian delicacies to those invited to the Stardome listening party for a heightened sensory experience.
anchored to my laptop
while the city tide rolls in.
and sidewalk swashbucklers stumble
stringing sentences together
with pearls of wisdom
stolen from necks of the vapid and famous.
I once rode high on waves,
My hair, long as those idiot nights.
One day I woke up marooned
on shores of arthritis
suffering moon stroke.
A desert island Monday
populated with strip malls and strip clubs
and other forms of conformity dressed as convenience
swapped my sword for prescription drugs
and uneasy sleep.
I’m stupider now then I was as a child.
So much for the consolation of wisdom.
My mind is a broken record
Salvador Dali’s greatest hits.
Behind my eyelids
a kaleidoscope of memories churn
I guess that’s why God invented death and mortgages -
a paint by numbers destiny.
Perhaps I could take to the seas again.
But that weed isn’t going to smoke itself,
and my bones are coated in glass,
and these poems need a body.
So I swallow sleep and stare at the sun
until bladder or page is full.
Pre order @ PEACE’s debut album www.at-peace.bandcamp.com
Just sent the first single from the atpeace album to ONE person for it to now make it’s own path across the internet cosmos.
Bonus track from Team Dynamite’s Shepherd’s Delight album.
Produced by Christoph El Truento
Directed by St John
haz had a dream last night.