Competing Myths Of Popular UnconsciousnessThe EP, the Tour, the Launch, the Movie.
'Competing Myths of Popular Unconsciousness' is an EP by 'Go Genre Everything' Recorded by Steve Frazer in 2006 and released to the World as a CDR though "Munchiegohilarious" the multimedia label for "Go Genre Everything"
The EP, 'CMOPU' was recorded at 'little gold studios' located at the 'Irene Warehouse Arts and Community Centre' on Pitt st in East Brunswick Victoria.
This Is was the same location where the first full 'GGE' album 'Natural Disaster' was recorded, but this time for 'CMOPU'' the process would be lean and completely digital.
Recorded nearly completely "Live", with the only overdubs being the separate recording of the vocals, 'CMOPU' was laid down quickly and successfully.
microphones used to record CMOPU
However the "Mode" within which 'CMOPU' was mixed and mastered was one in which the inherently digital nature of the recording was addressed and embraced.
Examples of this include typical overproduction and overproccessing, used to enhance the digital flavour of the sound, including, but not limited to techniques to increase the Dynamic Range of various drum sounds by double layering the recorded sound and gating one layer and raising its gain, causing a form of compression, and an increase in the perceived intensity of the sound.
'CMOPU' Features the tracks
As Well as a Random assortment of Unlisted Bonus Tracks.
The packaging and sleeve of 'CMOPU' is Screen Printed Hand Sewn paper.
CMOPU printing Machines
Yellow CMOPU back and front
The Covers were printed on many different card stocks.
Many CMOPU covers in different colours
The Ep was made available for purchase directly from 'Go Genre Everything', though there had been at this stage no explicit announcement that the EP did even exist.
A Launch for 'CMOPU' was planned, and a tour of NewZealand/Aotearoa to promote the EP and for general concert purposes was booked with the bizzare grandiose megarockband 'Cherrys Gemstones'.
The tour took GGE around the North and South islands and then back to the Control Centre, to develop the final production presentation for the Melbourne Launch of 'Competing Myths of Popular Unconsciousness'
The Launch was held at the Cobra bar in Collingwood.
This Launch was a "minor spectacular", with great support and assistance from 'Popolice', BadcopBadcop, HandHell and all the Subscribers, Supporters, and Friends who attended to collect their brains and assist in Recording the event.
Brains on Sticks were given to any who Bought an EP on the night, as well as a Giant 'Faux Sushi Set' which was given away as part of the competition between the myths.
GGE in front of the Sushi
The brains provided by 'GGE' were cardboard. However the brains provided by Guest Artists, Xtian and Lady Hannah Cadaver, were ex-lamb brains, on sticks, frozen, with strawberry sauce poured on them. It was announced via the Public address system not to eat the uncooked frozen brains, however, it has come to the attention of 'GGE' that not only was this request ignored but that in some cases some Brain Devourers found the uncooked frozen ex-lamb brains on a stick in strawberry sauce delicious enough to eat completely.
'GGE' do not endorse the devouring of brains. 'Frozen or otherwize'
As the event was recorded, there is a video. It is now available to access by all at a reduced or possibly insignificant cost to subscribers and at standard extortionate rates to all other persons and entities.
Here are some stills from the final production.