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Well Of Thoughts (2007)

Very percussive! That's the first two words that come to mind when listening to this. I'm really happy with the variety of the different songs here. (In fact, it was tough choosing a genre selection for that reason - parts of it lean towards Ambient, and a couple tracks could have easily been called Industrial or Experimental.) - It basically sounds like an electronic album from somebody who didn't feel like doing an electronic album. All the other influences are constantly trying to pull it away from electronica.

Midnight In The White Room (2008)

More vocally-oriented than the previous album. Quirky, atmospheric electronic.. Fairly unsettling soundscapes, to say the least.

Like A Dark Mirror Keeping Its Secrets (2009)

File somewhere between Electronic - Beat Driven, Electronic - Ambient, and Industrial, and then throw some unconventional vocals into the mix for good measure. The moral to the story is this: Even if you desperately seek to escape unfortunate events from your life, avoid foul-mouthed voodoo children offering to hurl you into outer space with dark magic catapults. They have an ulterior motive for trying to lob you into the nearest black hole, which are little more than the security flaws in this operating system we call an omniverse. Stephen Hawking once believed that nothing ever escapes a black hole, but now he thinks they may regurgitate their meals periodically in unexpected ways.

The Loudest Silence (2010)

Alternate Modes Of Underwater Consciousness - RPM 2010 submission. Tales of corruption, ascension, structure and dementia. ADD Electronica flowing like the New England weather - if you don't like the synthesizers, wait five seconds.

Fisher In The Sky (2011)

Fisher In The Sky is AMUC's 2011 RPM album. Overall, a good effort [albeit a brief one at only 27 minutes]. Best described as atmospheric -- the listener can expect to swim through various acoustic spaces, each creating its own distinct environment. (I couldn't find a good genre for Groundhog, since there didn't seem to be any descriptors synonymous with "sucks".)

The Kitchen Sink (2012)

Pure genre channel-surfing fun. AMUC's RPM 2012 album literally has everything but the kitchen sink on it. The tracks appear in the exact order they were created, so there is a strange flow to this that holds it together. [Sidenote: I did my best to choose genres for the tracks, but it gets a little muddled.]

Shatter The Glass With Dialed Sands (2013)

AMUC's 2013 RPM Challenge album is a mixture of quirky synthesizers, odd time signatures, and way too much fun with sampled dialogue. Themes this year include abandoned places, parallel dimensions, and the afterlife. Lyrics remain as headscratchingly confusing as ever, coming across as fragmented shards of audio dreams. (The vocalist is often improvising the words, so it may be the subconscious talking half the time.)

Chasing Ghosts (2014)

We had wanted to do an album with the name "Chasing Ghosts" for a while now, but earlier RPM albums had kind of gone in a different direction. This is the first album we did where the name really fit. The first eight tracks form a suite of sorts. The last five were standalone songs. There was also going to be a mime death metal song, but the mime was just too loud, and clipped heavily in the mix.

Her Low Budget Nightmare (2015)

MUC's RPM Challenge Album for 2015. It contains the following : ninja penguins, cowboy robots, shoddy attempts at disco by somebody too young to remember it, 16 bit game music, and a binary-inspired rap breakdown. Oh -- and there are some nightmare-themed tracks as well, but they are fairly low budget, since most of expenditures went into acquiring the robots mentioned above. Cover art contains stock image from here : http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53662919/?qo=20&q=by:guilty-pleasure&qh=sort:time+-in:scraps

Polychromatic Paramnesia (2016)

40 Minutes Of digitally-rendered chromesthesia. Please check all sanity at the door before listening. It will be stored in a brown paper bag and returned to you once the audio recording has completed. AMUC is not responsible for any paper bags that may be lost or stolen.

Motion Blurs & Broken Glass (2017)

Grunge-era ambient chiptunes done by the Amish during their Gothic phase. Album Dedicated To Phone Tree Survivor Number Thirteen. Sample info can be found here : http://lunarsight.com/samples-used-mbbg.txt

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Alternate Modes of Underwater Conciousness

BIOGRAPHY

Alternate Modes Of Underwater Consciousness is the electronic experimentation of Lunarsight, and Irving Finkelstein, his imaginary Jewish friend. It is electronic music by people who don't feel like making electronic music.

BAND MEMBERS
Lunarsight: Programming, Keyboards, Vocals/Lyrics, Conga Drums, (Attempted) Guitar, Harmonica --- Irving Finkelstein: Butter-Churner, Triangle, Sock Puppet Choir on Track #28, Colonoscopy orchestration on Track #74, Endless Coffee Runs, Endless Trips To Bathroom Caused By The Runs He Got From The Coffee From The Endless Coffee Runs --- Sids: Re-enactments of the Civil War, which usually break down, since they all will argue over who gets to be Jerry Lynn. (It's all but useless explaining to them that Jerry Lynn is a retired wrestler, and wasn't even remotely involved with the Civil War. Brightly-coloured stuffed bunnies just don't understand concepts like this.) --- An Inanimate Carbon Rod: Responsible for most of the really good vocal parts. --- Shifty McShift: Nuclear-powered Telharmonium solo, played with his prehensile handlebar moustache.

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

GENRES
Electronic - Beat Driven,Experimental,Electronic Ambient,Electronica

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.alonetone.com/AMUC
http://www.last.fm/music/AMUC


Completed Albums

Well Of Thoughts(2007)

Very percussive! That's the first two words that come to mind when listening to this. I'm really happy with the variety of the different songs here. (In fact, it was tough choosing a genre selection for that reason - parts of it lean towards Ambient, and a couple tracks could have easily been called Industrial or Experimental.) - It basically sounds like an electronic album from somebody who didn't feel like doing an electronic album. All the other influences are constantly trying to pull it away from electronica.


A Race Against Erasure
An Overcomplicated Machine For An Undercomplicated Problem
I Asked For An Omen But All I Got Was A Blank Sign.
Autistic Empath
Dryad Mechanic
Don't Let Her Go.
Meaningless Sequences
I Didn't Sabotage The Space Shuttle - I Just Went In With A Wrench & Removed Some Parts - That's All!
Elephants Are Slow In Wartime
The Elves Were Helping Me But They're Tone Deaf.
Magic Was Lost To The Machine   (preferred)
Terrorists Stole My Lite-Brite
Only The Wind
Snapped Like A Wishbone
Well Of Thoughts

Midnight In The White Room(2008)

More vocally-oriented than the previous album. Quirky, atmospheric electronic.. Fairly unsettling soundscapes, to say the least.


Panopticon
Empty Cup
Telegraphinar Pt 1
Satan Lives In The Toy Aisle At Walmart
Music Box Of A Madman: Pt 1 - The Madman
Music Box Of A Madman: Pt 2 - The Dancer
Music Box Of A Madman: Pt 3 - The Music Box
The Hi-Tech Shower Of A Time-Displaced Sailor
Mitwr: Pt 1 - The Walls (Are Closing In)
Mitwr: Pt 2 - Grandfather Clock
Mitwr: Pt 3 - The Vanity
Lazarus
Death By Karaoke
Grime
Final Flight
Icarus   (preferred)
Telegraphinar Pt 2

Like A Dark Mirror Keeping Its Secrets(2009)

File somewhere between Electronic - Beat Driven, Electronic - Ambient, and Industrial, and then throw some unconventional vocals into the mix for good measure. The moral to the story is this: Even if you desperately seek to escape unfortunate events from your life, avoid foul-mouthed voodoo children offering to hurl you into outer space with dark magic catapults. They have an ulterior motive for trying to lob you into the nearest black hole, which are little more than the security flaws in this operating system we call an omniverse. Stephen Hawking once believed that nothing ever escapes a black hole, but now he thinks they may regurgitate their meals periodically in unexpected ways.


Hypnagogia   Download
Voodoo Goddard   Download
A Dark Wave For The Light People   Download
The Vortex   Download
Angels In The Array   Download
Monsters In The Abyss   Download
The Monitors   Download
Unscheduled Multiversal Downtime   Download
The Great Disconnect   Download
She Talks To Shadows   Download
Twilight Apparition   Download
The Cosmic Joke   Download
Livewire   (preferred)   Download

The Loudest Silence(2010)

Alternate Modes Of Underwater Consciousness - RPM 2010 submission. Tales of corruption, ascension, structure and dementia. ADD Electronica flowing like the New England weather - if you don't like the synthesizers, wait five seconds.


Of Bad Sectors In The Human Mind   Download
Devil's Descent   Download
Firecracker   Download
Sprachgeist   Download
Coughdrop Overdose   Download
Adrift In The Enigma Shift   Download
The Bonnet Madness   Download
The Loudest Silence   Download
The Morphing Architecture Of The New England Vatican   Download
Jenny Blue   (preferred)   Download
Shrinking Violet   Download
I Dreamt Of Imaginary Places   Download

Fisher In The Sky(2011)

Fisher In The Sky is AMUC's 2011 RPM album. Overall, a good effort [albeit a brief one at only 27 minutes]. Best described as atmospheric -- the listener can expect to swim through various acoustic spaces, each creating its own distinct environment. (I couldn't find a good genre for Groundhog, since there didn't seem to be any descriptors synonymous with "sucks".)


The Fisher In The Sky   Download
Marbles   Download
Snowblind   Download
Groundhog   Download
Sunfaded   Download
IT Lives Afterhours   Download
Cycloned   Download
Between The Gaps   Download
Constellations   Download
Tied By The Lies   (preferred)   Download

The Kitchen Sink(2012)

Pure genre channel-surfing fun. AMUC's RPM 2012 album literally has everything but the kitchen sink on it. The tracks appear in the exact order they were created, so there is a strange flow to this that holds it together. [Sidenote: I did my best to choose genres for the tracks, but it gets a little muddled.]


F-in Washout   Download
Air Kingdom Pt 1   Download
Taste Of Ether   Download
Air Kingdom Pt 2   Download
The Snowglobe   Download
The Battery-Powered Hermit   Download
Gods Fingerprint   Download
Empty Earth   Download
The Clockwork Man   Download
Meat Pies Of Petra   Download
The Accountant   (preferred)   Download

Shatter The Glass With Dialed Sands(2013)

AMUC's 2013 RPM Challenge album is a mixture of quirky synthesizers, odd time signatures, and way too much fun with sampled dialogue. Themes this year include abandoned places, parallel dimensions, and the afterlife. Lyrics remain as headscratchingly confusing as ever, coming across as fragmented shards of audio dreams. (The vocalist is often improvising the words, so it may be the subconscious talking half the time.)


Pin Down My Wings   Download
In The Afterlife Do I Repeat?   Download
Subconscious Sonar   Download
80s Ghost Mall   Download
Silent Rapture   (preferred)   Download
Snapshot In Time   Download
Rube Goldberg In A Can   Download
In Orbit - The Spiral Dance   Download
In Orbit - Fly W Me For Eternity   Download
Nanotech Coconut Party   Download
Handwaved   Download
Shatter The Glass W Dialed Sand   Download
In Syndication   Download

Chasing Ghosts(2014)

We had wanted to do an album with the name "Chasing Ghosts" for a while now, but earlier RPM albums had kind of gone in a different direction. This is the first album we did where the name really fit. The first eight tracks form a suite of sorts. The last five were standalone songs. There was also going to be a mime death metal song, but the mime was just too loud, and clipped heavily in the mix.


The Ghost Signal   Download
Pocket Dimensions   Download
Sonic Breadcrumbs   Download
Songs Of The Dead   Download
Percepticle   Download
Inpenetrable Mists   Download
Dimensions Deflate   (preferred)   Download
Chasing Ghosts   Download
Fractal Factory   Download
My Optimistic Nihilist   Download
Atari Fishing Game   Download
Star Baby   Download
Signal To Noise   Download

Her Low Budget Nightmare(2015)

MUC's RPM Challenge Album for 2015. It contains the following : ninja penguins, cowboy robots, shoddy attempts at disco by somebody too young to remember it, 16 bit game music, and a binary-inspired rap breakdown. Oh -- and there are some nightmare-themed tracks as well, but they are fairly low budget, since most of expenditures went into acquiring the robots mentioned above. Cover art contains stock image from here : http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53662919/?qo=20&q=by:guilty-pleasure&qh=sort:time+-in:scraps


rorriMirror   (preferred)   Download
T(w)o Parts Unknown   Download
The Sleeper   Download
16 Bit Phoenix   Download
The Retrofuturists   Download
Analog Virus @ 1200 Baud   Download
How Do You Say Maybe In Binary?   Download
Rustproof The Raindancing Robot   Download
Trench War On The Disco Floor   Download
Counting Electric Sheep   Download
The House That Isn't There   Download
Her Low Budget Nightmare   Download
In My Dream The City Extends Forever   Download
Five To Snooze   Download
Love Theme From Ninja Penguins   Download
Rust Rust Redux   Download

Polychromatic Paramnesia(2016)

40 Minutes Of digitally-rendered chromesthesia. Please check all sanity at the door before listening. It will be stored in a brown paper bag and returned to you once the audio recording has completed. AMUC is not responsible for any paper bags that may be lost or stolen.


Red Screen Of Death   Download
Little Green Man   Download
Into The Blue   Download
Trichroic Triptych   Download
As I Remember Them   Download
Robot Wears A Human Face   Download
SpiritBot In The Chinese Room   Download
That's What She Said?   Download
Chinese Elevator Game   Download
Midnight Ice Flows   Download
Black As Night   (preferred)   Download

Motion Blurs & Broken Glass(2017)

Grunge-era ambient chiptunes done by the Amish during their Gothic phase. Album Dedicated To Phone Tree Survivor Number Thirteen. Sample info can be found here : http://lunarsight.com/samples-used-mbbg.txt


Eyes Out To Black   Download
Earthborn Sun   Download
Lamplighter   Download
Flickerlight Dream Session   Download
Reznor's Pedicure   Download
The No Save   Download
St. Francis   Download
Fear Hiss Dark See   Download
Spirit Squadron   Download
Ghost In The Answering Machine   Download
Free Bagels Just Happened   Download
Motion Blurs & Broken Glass   (preferred)   Download
Swansong   Download