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Vatican: Infocalypse



v1.1

  1. God Analog
  2. Am I
  3. The Net
  4. Believe
  5. Requiem

v1.2 (12 bit remix)

  1. God Analog
  2. Am I
  3. The Net
  4. Believe
  5. Requiem


This album details the creation, education, abuse, eventual escape, and final destruction of a virtual intelligence project nicknamed Sid. The music within the context of the story is actuated by the the rising and falling imagery created by the lyrics and complimented by the music in the appropriate places. The music is a definite growth from Vatican's last album. While the lyrics remain clear, and string, the music takes on a grainier technological dirt sound with seems to go right along with the bands cyberculture mentality. Lee Popa on guitars and mixing makes a guest appearance on this album adding to the dark future mentality.

The story unfolds in in five tracks, with two different versions of the story appearing on the album. The second version being totally remixed, re-edited, and recorded by Lee Popa. The remixes are done rather well, and I'm not sure which version I prefer more, I'd almost like to be able to mix and match tracks from both versions to tell its own story.

The liner notes contain handwritten notes by a fictional senior researcher of Konico Corporation named Dr. Emil Hitaki. The notes contain a daily journal of the supposed A.I.'s entire life ending with its eventual self-deletion. While the liner notes are a bit corny in places they do seem to add to the concept of the album. If you are a fan of FLA's recent album, or ClockDVA's "Man-Amplified", and enjoy a dark future where technology rules you'll want this acquire a copy of this album.

Vatican are:
Tony Boldi - percussion
Glenn Davis - keyboards, executive producer
Joe Juhnke - concept, vocals, words, music, editing v1.1
Jeremy Young - visual research & presentation
John Campos - keyboards
Lee Popa - v1.2 remixes, additional guitars

Contact:
Industry Records
P.O. Box 2214
Kalamazoo MI, 49003

E-mail: ifmc@ix.netcom.com


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