Described as a "stick of dynamite strapped to reality," (Scenery Zine), subQtaneous is a diverse conceptual, collaborative album. It carves new soundscapes ranging from brutal, pounding industrial to sarcastic hip hop set over carnival music to delicately layered trance. It has been compared to Pigface, probably due to its format, as well as Coil, Mr Bungle, and Frank Zappa.
While the tracks are tied together by a common theme – the corrosive dark side of capitalism, and its effects on our psyche – none of the musicians involved in this project try to beat you over the head with their ideology. Instead it remains, as the title would imply, an almost subliminal experience that slowly gets under your skin, and doesn't come out in the wash.
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subQtaneous has served as a creative outlet for musicians from a variety of popular and underground acts from across the country. Under the direction of James Curcio, this project was honed and sculpted for three long years in various home and professional studios, until it was completed and shat into the ether in digital and CD form with the assistance of co-producer Ari.
P. Emerson Williams (Choronzon, Veil of Thorns), Sean Marsden and Gaetan Sputnik (Elektroworx, 233project), Scott Landes (Collide, Mankind Is Obsolete), Zac Shaw and Paul Heath (Dead Unicorn), Ryan Moll (Rumpelstiltskin Grinder), Dave Clark (Rob Banks), Jesse DeSanto (ATWG), Insanity (I&I), Martine Sinatra, Agent 036, Nate Sampsel, NightInGale & Aric Viecek (subNatural). For the bios of the primary contributors, read the dossier. The album design is by James Curcio with illustration by Jessika Kaos and photography by Judith Curcio.