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MK Ultra “Kissing The Enemy”
Patient: MK Ultra
MK Ultra Members: MK Ultra
Upcoming Album: Kissing The Enemy
Producers: MK Ultra and Aaron Bagley
Rock is meant to be dangerous and an art form that takes risks. MK Ultra's upcoming album, Kissing The Enemy is all that and more. The 11 song album takes the listener through an emotional roller coaster taking on subjects of isolation, frustration, entrapment and erratic behavior to name a few.
The most intriguing thing about Kissing The Enemy is that the sound is new. MK incorporates a blend of Rock and Electronic, with infectious songwriting and vocal melodies. The songs are all autobiographical and deal with an unexpected accident when MK was hit by a bus.......literally. Kissing The Enemy concentrates on the aftermath of this incident and the emotional charge that was ignited. The album also deals with the path of building MK's life up again. Four other car accidents worsened the musician's state.
MK Ultra explains how this effected his work. “For me when you're trying to concentrate on your recovery it's not a happy place. I was in a odd place because the debut album Documentation released in late 2013 was accomplishing the goals I wanted it too. I'm a pretty fast-paced person and when I do something it's 110 percent. The darkest part of this journey was listening to the professionals and thinking, “OK ,doctor you're the expert.” Emotions boiled really deep and out came all these songs. That was the beginning of my real recovery putting everything from my soul into the music. During working on the album I got rid of all the other demons that were holding me back. Things got better and rock bottom was over.”
Songs such as “Self Destruct” is an under-3 minute rocker that deals with MK Ultra's war within himself. “Knock Me Out” deals with the doctor's depressing “Happy Pills” and MK's most recent car accident in May 2014. “Taking Over” is a song about digging deep within yourself to overcome the obstacles of being in a unwanted state. The song “Sharp Shooter” deals with a couple situation with their minds out of reality which eventually tears them apart. The title track “Kissing The Enemy” rounds out the album and deals with people and artificial things close to you that can destroy you.
In the studio MK Ultra collaborated with producer Aaron Bagley who MK has known since he was 14 in the state of Maine before moving to Los Angeles. They have been making music together ever since meeting in middle school. The live drums on the album where handled by long-time friend Dan Kramer.
“All three of us got the vision so making this album was pretty painless. We all know each other well and do what's best for the project. We made sure every detail was perfect. Rock needs a wake up call and we created something truly original. If you just be yourself and don't recycle past art you get this album.” MK Ultra says with a smile.