Friday, April 2, 2010
My apologies for the recent lack of posts, as RL has once again been a challenge, but I do leave a brief interluede with an outstanding Steampunk video. The music isn’t *exactly* Steampunk, but the visual work more than makes up for it! Please do enjoy!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Alas, the article I have been working on has taken a bit longer than expected, so I am taking one of the outstanding videos from Mr. Process, and presenting it for your viewing pleasure. As he describes in the YouTube narrative…
This is the music video for my song “Crime of the Century”. The footage (and samples in the song) is taken from the 1973 film (based on the Michael Crichton novel) “The First Great Train Robbery”. The lyrics are also based on this story. The vocals were performed by Mr. Malcom Shreeck of Unextraordinary Gentlemen, and my self.
Please do enjoy his impressive work!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Posted yesterday, this video has a good number of imagery from the original “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, or as the artists describes…
This is the music video I created for my ode to Captain Nemo, “I am the Sea”. This is the instrumental version of the song. The vocal mix is currently in the works. The footage is of course taken from Disney’s 1954 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
To indulge in more of Mr. Pfeifer’s music, please turn to:
Thursday, October 23, 2008
A short narrative about Abney Park’s Steampunk roots, it is certainly a unique and intersting take on the band’s history. (Btw -the video runs about four and a quarter minutes, vice the total of six listed).
Outstanding overview, and certainly worth the time to watch for the visual elements displayed!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Whilst planning to update/consolidate my links, I discovered that I was guilty of a terrible inequity! Although I have mentioned Mr. Vernian Process in my writings, I have never provided the spotlight to the steampunk group Abney Park. A band of musicians hailing from Seattle, their music is hauntingly exotic and exhilarating to enjoy!
Their ship, the Ophelia
Instead of attempting to become a music review, I shall quote a professional review from cnet, providing a bit more background on the group…
Evocative of both old-world mystery and futuristic technology, Abney Park is a strong and original musical presence in a genre far too used to formula. Music & lyrics both dark and mystical, Abney Park creates an emotional and cerebral world unlike most anything found in the gothic genre today. Ghost stories & Nightmares, myths & magic float in and out of a music that bounces between industrial dance and symphonic epics from the dark western forests to the deserts of the far east.
Robert “Dread Captain Robert” Brown – Songs, Lead Vocals, Darbuka, Piloting
Abney Park began in the late 90s, but their popularity exploded with the onset of internet music, with much success through MP3.com in the early 2000s. The band was a regular chart topper, often holding the number 1 5 positions in Goth and Darkwave, and Industrial Dance music charts.
Magdalene “Screaming” Veen – Songs, Couture, Vocals, Undulations, Infusionistics, Internauting, Protective Headgear
Abney Park’s music has been featured on a number of movie soundtracks, including “Insomnis Amour”, “Goth”, and “Lord of the Vampires”. The band’s music has also been featured in many compilation CDs, including Cleopatra Records The Unquiet Grave vol. III, “Annihilation and Seduction”, “Eighteen” and many more.
Kristina “Angel” Erickson – Keyboards, Vocals, Navigation, Accounting, Skepticism
Abney Park has performed all over the North America, appearing in Portland, Chicago, Las Vegas, Reno, Hollywood, and countless shows in their home base of Seattle. members of their loyal, cult following have been know to travel from as far away as Mexico City, and New Zealand just to see them perform.
Review located at: http://music.download.com/abneypark/3600-8589_32-100636953.html
Jean-Paul “Engineer” Mayden- Bass, Public Nudity
(please don’t make me show pictures)
Thier website is a veritable work of art – if anything, please take the time to pay it a visit… it is perhaps one of the best “Steampunk-esque” representations I have ever seen online!
Nathaniel “Two Sheds” Johnstone- Guitar, Violin, Stockroom, Doling Out the Shots (Drinkable and Otherwise)
Not only is their webpage a joy to visit, but they have a good number of downloads, including eleven free songs, to better grasp their musical stylings…
A photo during their voyages…
If you wish to learn more about Abney Park, please refer to the following locations…