Exit earth! Uforia is a spoken word-with-music album available for free (or donation if you're feeling generous!) download. Alien abduction mythologies, ufos, crop circles, trance beats, industrial drone, ambient tone; what more do you need? Here's the track listing:
03: Ancient Sands [interlude # 1]
05: Aeon This [interlude # 2]
06: Red Room
07: Exit Earth [interlude # 3]
08: Here To Here
Voice / text on all tracks: Darren Francis
Music: Darren Francis, except: Binary, music by Logos; Circulating, music by Manmademan.
I've mentioned previously on my blog that, at the time I was recording God Thing, I toyed with the idea of doing a spoken-with-music version of Spell. I completed Binary, and demo sketches of Red Room and Circulating, but that's as far as it got. Uforia is kinda that album, but not really. Round about when I wrote Circulating, I was working on a book exploring contemporary and historical mythologies of contact with and intervention by non-human intelligences and entities. That book would have been titled Uforia, and consist of separate but interlinked texts, each a self-contained story in itself but all interconnected in terms of characters, overlappying narratives, and themes. I sketched out a dozen or so chapters, and finished a few, but ultimately abandoned it. Why? In large part because many of the texts were too similar, not distinct enough to stand out on their own merits. Red Room, Binary, and Circulating were all intended for this book, as were the text fragments which appear on the Uforia album as interludes. Will I ever pick this book up again and write the rest of it? I don't plan to, but you never know.
Those familiar with Logos may notice that Binary is musically very similiar to the track Red Book Yellow Book from the album Chasing A Thread That Has No End. Binary came first, and was later extended and reworked into the Logos track. The music to Circulating is by the trance band Manmademan, who are friends of mine. Though the musical backing to Black Diamonds and the Interlude tracks might sound the same, this is not quite the case; it was created as one long track, before being divided up and with appropriate fades added.