Friday, October 28, 2022

The Secret Society CD released!

The Secret Society CD and Digital Album have just been released on Bandcamp.

Release Notes:
Before the Industrial music Any Questions? and the Electronic music of Imbued Vagary, there was the Electronic Rock of The Secret Society.  These earliest recordings of Ttam Troll (Matthew R Norcross), mC2p4 (M Scott McConnell), and others from 1985 - 1988 were compiled in 1989 for a cassette only release but have now been re-compiled from the best quality existing recordings for this CD release.  Synths, samplers, guitars, drum machines, electric basses, electronic drums, vocals, tape hiss, and a whole lot of weirdness fill the audio spectrum on this release.  Something for everyone!

Track Listing:
01 It's Coming 0:18
02 Progressions 4:18
03 Chunklet of Cheese 2:02
04 Monster Man 3:38
05 Pung 4:12
06 Idea H-2-12 3:48
07 Make My Mind Soar 0:34
08 Something About Tomorrow 3:36
09 TA 2:50
10 Synth Bass 0:14
11 How Do Rocks Multiply? (Solution IV) 5:14
12 Cry For An Early Dawn 3:10
13 I Was Playing Normally All of the Time 0:58

The Secret Society members revealed on this release:
Kendal T Chandler - Vocals
Larry Lee Fiber - Electronic Drums
Lonny Fiber - Drum Programming
Tim Harrell - Electronic Drums
M Scott McConnell - Synthesizers, Samplers, and Vocals
Matthew R Norcross - Bass, Synthesizers, Drum Programming, and Effects
Matt Skirpan - Guitar

Original release compiled by Matthew R Norcross - Summer 1989
Re-compiled by Matthew R Norcross - Fall 2022

Mastered by Tommy T Rapisardi at DSBP Records

Cover Design and Layout by Matthew R Norcross

Copyright ©2022 Floating Fish Music


Sunday, October 23, 2022

Imbued Vagary - Post Roast Beef Sandwich

Here's an excerpt of a live improv from FFS II Synth Jam 2022 - Birthday. Recorded at FFS II on 07/30/22.

Recorded after a dinner break (hence the song title), we wasted no time in working off our meal.  The track features Ttam Troll providing a sumptuous synth bass part on the Moog Minimoog Model D, mC2p4 effervescently refluxing forwards, backwards, and bi-directional audio collage samples on the Ensoniq EPS, and Steve O's delectable synth leads on the Korg Z1, Studiologic Sledge, and Kawai K5000S.