Ophwurld is Roger Rodgers & Kevlar Nuckler teaming up to create Aural Sculpture. They assemble tunes by looping parts of their own spontaneous, instrumental jams using standard and non-standard instrumentation including guitar, bass, slide guitar, toy sound effects, the Korg Kaosillator Pro, and a DJ setup. The recordings were all done in a kind of live multi-track session using foot-petal looping technology. They first record a spontaneous, un-rehearsed jam session, loop the parts they want, then arrange them into a song. Their music captures the live energy of on-the-spot creation and improvisation which gives their music an honest quality found lacking in much of today's hyper-produced music. Primarily instrumentals, their songs range in genre from trip-hop and reggae, to hard rock & roll. They incorporate many different genres in the mix including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Electronica, Blues, Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop. Their music can be described as Experimental Science Fiction Rock, SpaceShip-Hop, & Roots Rocket Reggae, and all of it is very SCI-cadelic!
- Magick, Music and Ritual 11 - Black Knight Satellite 07:08
Black Knight Satellite
According to monitoring agencies around the world, the Black Knight satellite has been transmitting radio signals for over 50 years now. Since the 1930′s astronomers worldwide have been reporting strange radio signals which allegedly come from the “Black Knight”. A Ham Radio operator apparently decoded a series of signals received from the UFO Satellite and interpreted it as a star-chart centered on the Epsilon Bootes Star System. According to the decoded message, the Black Knight satellite originated from the Epsilon Bootes Star System 13.000 years ago.
A ride you'll not soon forget. This tune was constructed by putting together sections of a live improvisational jam recorded at the Birdhouse Studio. Roger Rodgers laid down the bass and played the Kaossilator, Kevlar played guitar and doumbek, Alan Sitar Brown tore it up on keyboards and sang while Gary "The Jetman" Jetter pounded the electronic drums. Notice the breakdown right around the 4:20 mark where the tune gets out there a bit.
- Magick, Music and Ritual 10 - Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse (with Alan Sitar Brown) 07:56
Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse
Ophwurld teamed up with Alan Sitar Brown for this one. Alan lent his haunting vocals to this strange mix of reggae and goth genres. Roger Rodgers played bass, and chimed in with the wolf calls. Moongoddess Cynthia helped out on vocals and Kevlar played guitar and keyboard while howling. Strap in for another wild ride!
- Magick, Music and Ritual 7 - Phoenix Light Brigade 09:10
Phoenix Light Brigade
In 1997 the then governor of Phoenix, AZ Fife Symington witnessed the mysterious lights he describes in this testimony. Another U.F.O. disclosure themed rocker from the Ophwurld files. The music was taken from a spontaneous live looping jam session. All instruments and parts were played live and unrehearsed. The dialog sections were later added to the final arrangement.
- Magick, Music and Ritual 5 - Spontaneous Involuntary Feeling 07:18
Spontaneous Involuntary Feeling
- Magick, Music and Ritual 4 - All Creatures 10:36
This tune is Ophwurld's ode to humanity's love for the other beings we share our planet with. All creatures great and small. Roger Rodgers played bass and slide guitar, Kevlar played guitar and Kaosillator Pro.
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