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- US Portland, OR Indie / Folkadelic / Experimental


Sounds Like: Early Pink Floyd, Beck, Sonic Youth, Enigma, Television Personalities

Label: Keep Off the Grass (Indie)

Manager: Jeannot Binche (John Doe)

Bio: Band that claims planet Earth as its hometown and calls its self Folkadelic. Their sound can actually be best be decided as experimental/stream of consciousness. Ti-Epicene promotes ideas that run directly counter to popular culture; doing away with gender labeling, rights for plant life, and hyp... See Full Bio

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"I really love the experimental concept. Emirp (LXXIX) is a wild trip. T@9 is freaky cool. The images are a perfect match. You're onto something here..."
—  Howard Lawrence, Reverbnation
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Album Themes
Feb 5, 2013
It has been another topic for discussion, as NOT(Yellow) our 2nd EP takes form. ... [more]
Treading That Fine Line
Jul 17, 2012
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  • Korie Anne (Artist) Korie Anne
    Hey love your music. I am def a fan now and it would mean the world to me if you would do the same for me. Ty and have a blessed day today.
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    Very interesting and fascinating!! :)
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    Sounds like a trip on LSD. You have been listening to The Pink Floyd with Sid for sure. Good luck friends...Fruit
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  • Howard Lawrence (Artist) Howard Lawrence
    The stuff of nightmares...and that's a compliment! Dreamshifter is the sound in your head when you're afraid of the dark. Folkadelic alright.
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Q: You mention William Burroughs in the video at the beginning.What books of his could you recommend to a newbie who is wanting to learn about the cut up method? -Cierra
A: The cut-up technique used in Illuminated Babble, a method in which text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text, can be traced to at the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularized in the 50s/60s by writers such as William Burroughs and T.S. Eliot. Cut-ups are performed by taking a finished linear text and cutting it in pieces with a phase or single word on each piece.The resulting pieces are then rearranged into a new text. In much the same way Eliot had used news paper clippings for part of "Wasteland," we used magazine articles for part of Illuminated Babble. There is really no strict set of rules to doing cut-ups, other songs have been done using the same method without sounding remotely like ours, for example "The Walrus" by, The Beatles and "Loser" by, Beck. Basically what we did is each of us collected words, phases, and ideas that we liked, put them on stripes of paper and shared them. If we are going to suggest books by Burroughs that use this method only thing that comes to mind is The Nova Trilogy: "The Soft Machine," "The Ticket that Exploded," and "Nova Express," none of which are what you would call a casual reads. But anyhow hope that this helps, with your many questions about this song.

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