negativland It's All In Your Head (double CD, £19.25)label: Seeland Records
This album finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God. Millennia-in-development, this ambitious and densely-crafted double-CD is packaged inside an actual Holy Bible which has been appropriately repurposed into a ďfoundĒ art object. Itís All In Your Head intends to entertain, inform and provoke, mixing found music, found sound, found dialogue, guest personalities and original electronic noises in a compelling and thoughtful musical essay that looks at monotheism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, shaved chimps and the all-important role played by the human brain in our beliefs. Reading the attached Bible is optional. The audio is presented as a live radio broadcast (modelled after Negativlandís weekly Over the Edge radio program on KPFA FM in Berkeley, CA) that, in an effort to gain listeners, proposes that there is no God. This theater-of-the-mind project has been carefully crafted from basic tracks recorded live in front of blindfolded studio audiences, and documents the unique style of live collage performances that Negativland has been presenting on stages, and on radio, since the formation of the group in 1980. Following its last major release, the Our Favorite Things compilation DVD in 2008, Negativland has kept busy with its weekly radio program, lectures, art gallery shows and live performances in the US and Europe. Currently in the works are several different studio albums, including Negativlandís all-electronic Booper Symphonies, two brand new Over the Edge album releases, and a new touring live show with upcoming performances at festivals such as Bumbershoot (2014) and Moogfest (2015).
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