Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blank Blue- All The Shallow Deep


Nobody Presents Blank Blue - All The Shallow Deep from Ubiquity Records on Vimeo.

Blank Blue is the surreal story of an Armageddon born out of a massive earthquake off the west coast of the United States and set sometime in the future. The quake triggers a separation of the west from the rest of the country, creating a whirlpool of devastation in its wake. Millions die. Thousands survive. Those that survive eventually sink and drown from the buckling lands, only to have scores of poison mushrooms waiting for them underneath the earth's masses, loosened from centuries old trees. The poisoned water gives them their first gasp, and miraculously they are able to and breathe and live underwater. The album tells the story from various points of views, from an all-knowing narrator, to a psychic fish that warns people via their dreams, to random characters who watch their loved ones drown or ask the others underwater how to find the ability to breathe. The confusion and sadness is balanced by the fascination of having to start everything all over again.

2 comments:

MK said...

Nobody is pretty brilliant. I saw him perform at the Sonic Scenery First Fridays at the Natural History Museum in LA with The Mystic Chords of Memory and it was pretty amazing. They had all these local (native to LA, rather) musicians compose pieces that were meant to accompany the lower level exhibition halls. Before attending, you downloaded the album into your iPod and then you listened to the tracks in order while walking through the museum. Alternatively, they had media players available that were automatically triggered by sensors in the doorways. It was one of the most engaging displays of LA culture I have ever experienced.

Jacques de Beaufort said...

sounds cool

found the video on realitysandwich.com