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Shred’s own DJ PWR (Preston W. Riggs) – Whompalicious Babies
Takes you on a blast into outerspace with a heavy take-off…tossing you into a blissfull trip across space/time. Then, after a trip to Sirius B, conversing with some aliens, your are then shot, while …inside your waterbubble, back into a time where Michael Jackson was alive, Godzilla was a popular movie and, slowly brought back to your own reality with some tasty jam and hip-hop.
1. Rusko – Action Dread
2. Eleven8 – We End
3. Beezy – A Paper Boys Dream (Produced by Dubface)
4. Black Sun Empire – Cold Crysis
5. Heyoka – Airy Dub
6. 16 Bit – Shallow
7. Kid606 – Monsters (Cardopusher Remix)
8. Reso – Onsen
9. Deadmau5 – I Remember (Caspa Remix)
10. Heyoka – Meltdown
11. Mimosa – Flux For Life
12. Bar 9 – Murda Sound (VIP Mix)
13. ed solo – A Age of Dub 14. Reso – Smash Yer Face In
15. Mimosa – Sirius
16. EPROM – Bubble
17. Beats Antique – Michael Jackson__MLK Mashup – Feat. Pied Piper and BK2
18. Mochipet – Godzilla New Year (David Starfire REmix Featuring iCatching)
19. Heyoka – Bubble
20. Tipper – Tiny Face
21. Subvert – Shoota
22. An-ten-nae – Warning feat. Buccaneer
23. STS9- Shock Doctrine (Eliot Lipp & Leo 123 ‘Dark Party Remix’)
23. Eliot Lipp – Yeah
24. Jurrasic 5 – Game
Haha, did anyone else catch this in the STS9 newsletter or web site yesterday? Murph’s been dosed for good…
THE GENESIS OF AD EXPLORATA
Santa Cruz, CA…10.06.09….A family member of ours has a shortwave radio that we have all been messing around with. We had been using it for sound effects and noises when one day it was left it on in the studio. Keyboardist David Phipps’ daughter Aya was playing around with the dials when all of a sudden it stopped on this voice on the super low frequencies of the spectrum. It was a woman’s voice, artificial we later found out, counting off numbers in a very clear and concise way. We became obsessed with what we had heard and for weeks we sat behind the dials trying to find more voices.
There was only one more to be found, the voice we sampled for the beginning of the song “Central”. After a bit of research, we found that these were numbers stations, thought to be coded messages various governments use to send correspondence to spy’s overseas. This of course isn’t publicly acknowledged by any government, even though in 2001 the United States tried the Cuban Five for spying using information they supposedly received and decoded by broadcast from a Cuban numbers station.
STS9 has always been fascinated by numbers; finding this transmission captured our imagination so much that we had to see if there was something more to what we had found. Immediately we enlisted the skills of a crypto-hacker friend of ours to see if she could find any relevance to the sequence we had recorded. When she ran the numbers as coordinates corresponding to a map of military bases in California, she came up with an exact location in Big Sur. We immediately went to check it out and sure enough there was a trail about 10 miles back off of Nacimiento Rd. just south of the park that led to this old abandoned bunker type structure. It was crazy. We were all looking at each other in disbelief but there we were. We crawled through a hole at the bottom of the fence and walked inside. There we found a rusted metal box that had a few pictures, documents, patches, passports, and a knife in it. The first picture was of a document from Allen Dulles to J. Edgar Hoover on brainwashing. The second was of two men standing over a map of the Middle East. That image became the cover of our first single “Atlas” off the upcoming release ‘Ad Explorata’. One of the patches we found was the most intriguing of our finds. It had this physically impossible symbol on it that looked futuristic next to all of the older documents. It’s the symbol we lay over top of every image you will see for the album. In doing some research, we later found an old book of ‘black ops’ military patches at the Prelinger Library that had a brief description of this patch. It was thought to be for a secret unit that first used satellites to gather SIGINT (signal intelligence) from other countries during the Cold War. The story is that this team actually gathered signals from another civilization in our galaxy. Their motto was ‘Ad Explorata, Forward into the Unexplored’.
We’re not ones for conspiracies but sometimes the truth is stranger than anything we could imagine.
With this, we present to you STS9’s newest studio release “Ad Explorata” due out November of 2009, inspired by the idea that there is always more to be discovered, manifested by the belief that you can always push towards the unknown and unexplored, and created by the will and desire for constant artistic evolution, expression and change.
STS9. AD EXPLORATA. 2009.
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I have to say I have been thoroughly re-energized by STS9’s new stuff and the Red Rocks recordings. Peaceblaster has some serious songs – shock doctine + empire.
Much like Lotus’s Colorado….these bands compositional abilities to convey massive amounts of imagery, feeling, etc simply blows my mind. The conscious message behind these songs as well as the spoken word which can be found throughout the album is highly responsible.
From STS9’s Website:
Using a highly specialized process and state of the art photo equipment, Tobin created this one incredible panoramic image by methodically shooting 27 shots of the majestic amphitheatre, from rock to rock, with the Denver skyline in the distance and the starry Colorado sky above, and STS9 on stage over a period of 30 minutes. The 27 photographs were then stitched together over a period of two weeks of post production after the shows. One look at this photo and you notice you’ve never seen anything like it captured at this venue.
Because it was created from so many images, the original photograph is literally 8 feet long without any enlargement, thus, every detail is razor sharp and as vivid as you’ve ever seen before.
Fucking gorgeous…chills all up and down my body…If anybody needs a pick me up, inspiration, take it to the next level music – check this shit out.
Looking forward to seeing all you beautiful earth creatures soon! End of summer pre-birthday shredfest, can’t wait!