Psicklops- running time 64minutes.
Psicklops is the first work in a series of radical audio theater recordings under the moniker “Dark Cinema”-
which is to say that though there be no image, it is a film of sorts to be watched in the dark all the way through.
To this end the narrative combine the engagement of point-of-view vocabulary normally limited to visual based cinema with the often abstract impressionism inherit in audio to produce an effect in which the audience is treated not just as an outside observer but complicit in, and anticipated by the piece itself.
first foray was conceived as a modern day sequel to Kafka’s “The
Trial” realized through a multi textured story using found
sounds, guerilla field recordings, sampled creative common works,
experimental electronics, and other mind altering subsonic practices.
The result is an invitation to a hypnotic journey- a one-way pass
to a dark world of interrogation, surveillance and modern day capitalism.
Psicklops is a creative commons project, produced by Raphael Lyon and FreeMatterfortheBlind Records with the assistance and collaboration of over two dozen artists and musicians. This release will coincided with a series of international, and semi simultaneous transmissions and screenings in the last week of September, 2005- involving a dozen radio stations and over 50 different participating locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and New Zeland and Australia.
The following is a list of coconspirators in order of appearance.
Siren Cult (Mike Taylor)
E P Talley
Lazy Magnet+ mudboy (organism)
Jim Drain-(cover/poster art + actor)
Jo Dery with unwitting members of Dreamhouse.
Ron Rege jr
Area C (E. Carlson)
Cant (Jessica Rylan)
many unknown others
recording has been infected with the Creative Commons Licensing code-
and in fact would not
be possible without
it. This is to say
that any part of this recording may be copied, used,
or manipulated in anyway that you see fit- providing that-
1.the goal is non-profit in nature,
2. Full credit is given,
3. Any recording thereafter be subject to the same rules as described above.
Now Just sit back and relax.
Put your feet up in a comfortable position.
As you listen to this recording- try and imagine yourself someplace bright