All of our current projects (musical as well as non-musical) revolve around a semi-fictional, highly conceptual universe.
In the cosmogony of our particular conceptual universe, the “Mystic Tape Deck” can be imagined as a device which allows for the selective cross-blending of our “real” universe and the altered, augmented reality of our semi-fictional quasi-universe. In our cosmogony, this is primarily conveyed through a collection of music, mythology, and legend. The Mystic Tape Deck acts as a sort of bridge between a fictional universe and the more “real” universe we are accustomed to.
Additionally, the spools of recording material inside the Mystic Tape Deck can also be considered an analog for the Akashic Record, which we colloquially refer to as “the oxide layer” or in more direct terms, “The True Wheel.”
It is primarily used by a secretive cult of trans-dimensional mystics who operate under the moniker “The Cloak,” as an encyclopedic repository of knowledge regarding the one true and eternal being of light, known most commonly as “The Shining One.”
Three years in the making, BARDS: Of The Morning Star is a 50 page book full of color illustrations, digital art, lyrics, and a minerval introduction to the mythological framework surrounding the SHINING ONE and the secretive cult which surrounds him known as The Cloak of Nazili.
PLUS a 16 song CD – nearly 80 minutes of music to accompany and enhance the book.
In august of 2019, we (by “we”, we mean “you”) funded a Kickstarter to get our project off the ground, and give us the funding to print the first run. The Kickstarter perks have now shipped, people are receiving them in the mail, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be sharing our vision with you.
Inspiration for this project came from many sources:
and many, many other sources far too numerous to list.
It is the first real step into the augmented reality of our well blended mix of fiction and fact. With a third eye firmly focused toward producing (reproducing in some cases) an entire series of these obscure manuals for the mysterious Cloak of Nazili.
We have a lot more ideas up our proverbial sleeves. A wealth of materials stowed away in the dark dusty basements of the Belles curios shops, dimly lit storage units in rural Michigan and Louisiana, and inside the hidden and guarded vaults of the temples of the Cloak.
This is a story which spans at least hundred million years, so there is plenty to keep our editors busy piecing all of the shards together.
In the meantime, take the first plunge into our big weird universe and your reality will be forever altered by the strangeness you encounter there.
Beginning Halloween, October 31st 2019, you will be able to get your copy of the little book that changed the world.