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Superluminal Pachyderm is an electronic, experimental, progressive rock project that started in October 1999. The experiment takes strong influences from the progressive rock genre, combines them with ad hoc experiments, and creates this combination in an entirely electronic environment with the goal of making unique and unclassifiable music. The project evolved from some "stupid" projects that date back to the 1980's. Superluminal Pachyderm CD's, including the brand new "Sea of Peas," are available from Xaagma Music: http://www.cafepress.com/xaagma/485543
Why this name?
It came to me while doing a poop.
Do you play live?
I am alive when I do this and I am on the Earth when it happens. I like it. If you are referring to touring, that can't possibly happen. I do like bus trips, but only if I don't sit next to someone who stinks.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It brings more choices and options to people and at the same time overwhelms them. It reminds me of architectural drawings and cake mixers.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Probably not. However if a smaller label that specialized in weird stuff offered a contract, I might consider that.
The project was formed by Ken Robinson when he discovered that you can do simple musical compositions rather easily on a computer. The musical ideas evolved from "stupid" projects dating back to the 1980's that involved rulers, plywood, hand-made rubber band guitars, and metal shelving. Recording of the first Superluminal Pachyderm song began in October 1999 and culminated with the debut release of "Lexicographic Lint" on mp3.com in March 2000. A few of the songs, oddly enough, made it into mp3.com's charts, with "All the Cream Cheese in the World" peaking at #1 on the Electronic Minimal chart. The 2nd CD shortly followed in July 2000 under the title "Oddities," again having some minor chart success at mp3.com. This was followed by the release of "Perpetual Insanity" in March 2001 and a compilation CD under the name of "The Great Big Dog Biscuit" in August 2001. Superluminal Pachyderm released it's 4th CD in 2002, entitled "Prum." Prum featured SP's first collaboration with artists from Strange Sandwich Music, an indepedent artist community that SP is a member of. The song Hippopotamus featured the vocals of Kim Novak and the guitars of Miles Walsh of Milo Black fame. Since 2002, the project has moved along more slowly due to a combination of laziness and unforeseen personal events. However in 2005, SP finally released a new CD called "Sea of Peas" and has plans for three additional projects that will be worked on in 2005 and 2006.
My major influences include Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Genesis, Marillion, Anekdoten, Ånglagård, Fish, Ozric Tentacles, Eloy, Ayreon, Supertramp, Arena, Solaris, Steve Hillage, Renaissance, Frank Zappa, Weird Al Yankovic, Grandaddy, IQ, Gentle Giant, Therion, Glass Hammer, Devil Doll, IZZ, Landberk, Deadwood Forest, The Fixx, Neal Morse, Scott Walker, Yes, and Kevin Gilbert
That big red one on Jupiter. I like Toronto when it is warmer outside.
Making Waves, Goldwave sound editor, Miriam vocaloid, Cakewalk Guitar Tracks, Cakewalk Home Studio
My manifolds are holomorphically symplectic.