Artwork/packaging is top notch & sounds within touch upon so many worlds & yet remain coherent. Hard to describe; not unfamiliar but known spaces seen thru new perspectives.
Definitely recommended. (prob should of gotten more copies )
MJ MJ is very proud to bring you the latest offering from Christopher Farstad. Under the guise of 555 he has released a slew of defining cassettes through Moon Glyph, Constellation Tatsu and Rainbow Pyramid. The first in our spring series is an album of sonic awakening and growth, a beautiful combination of Carnatic Flute, guitar and electronics. The album strikes a balance of organic and synthetic, meditation and movement.
In C. Farstad’s words – “A science-fiction suite inspired in equal parts by a Christmas-Day performance at a Xhurch, Paolo Soleri’s eco-theological writings, and the imaginative potential of technology, Thee Omega Seed is a conceptual work proposing a cult of computer programmers who have chosen to dedicate their life crafting religious experiences in Virtual Reality for the express purpose of initiating humans into an age of non-belief. In this recording, 555 lays claim to the trans-human unfolding already in progress as a personal credo of natural expression.”
All sounds created by 555 / Chris Farstad in Portland, OR.
Packaging designed by Nico Stephou in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Released by MJ MJ Records in Minneapolis, MN in April 2016.
Edition of 100