☆ Day 4 of Aliveness ☆
☆ Day 4 of Aliveness ☆
In the beginning - there was a whole lot of nothing! Until a balloon full of glitter exploded in all directions, putting the ‘big’ in ‘big bang’. It was really hot. There wasn’t much to speak of except for a few molecules traveling at the speed of light, but then the Cosmic Oven got cooking! The recipe called for a lil’ bit of gravity, some plasma and a few dust bunnies. The cook time was about a few hundred million years, but eventually - out came our solar system. Little did anyone know … this chronicle had just begun… ‘Vortex Chooseroo’ is a music video created by Max Geimer and Reed Fox. They have been working on déCollage-related visuals for eleven years. Over time, their collaborations have spanned from live painting to theatrical dance interpretations of aliens and mummies at Red Rocks Amphitheater and serving oysters at Meow Wolf. This project was born out of creating a visual narrative to accompany déCollage's live performances. ‘Vortex Chooseroo’ is a handmade 'studio' version of that story. This music video is a delightful collection of slimy synths, gooey guitars, and viscous vocals - rendered in paint, mylar, glitter, cotton clouds, & dinosaur puppets - a pure aphrodisiac for the eye-shells. This music video tells the history of the Earth starting with the Big Bang!
📸: Juli Williams
Here's a snippet from a companion zine of poetry I made while making this record. Enjoy!
Coffee, black coffee,
Is the gardens of my soul,
Happy hour unfolds to
Some glitter in your lap.
Ya you sneaky oysta
Call me mista kissa
I’m staying right out of the city,
Far away from all these dreams,
Far away from polytities* that bring children and wives
You bleed out creativity
Love is your plight
Peace brings beautivity
Make your work a Light
Make it a Light
Jam bam whya thankin me m’am
Tone that flat neck big bud,
Where ya at? Whya gettin off topic?
Can’t stop your blood from not thawin
You’ll still get burnt on sunscreen
Bobo locked the world in his easy bake
I’m on airspace, flying mystic lady
Give me ticket for a faster flight.
Without Texas, travelled 3 hours to the Newark,
I’m with Harry in Tandem
Things make sense and you like it girl
Oystas in New Yoyk
Party favors in Humboldt
Couch fires in the street
Trolley around this garage of trains
A wild high and 900 pretzels
How long can we eat this way?
*Made up word: Poly-Politeness
Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars & Production by Reed Fox.
Synths, Bass, & Production by Ben Wright.
Drums & Percussion by Adrian Wright.
Featuring Kris Becker on Guitar.
Album Artwork by Jacqueline Sophia Cordova / Ancient Future
Album’s skeleton recorded live in one day at Catadawn Studios. Engineered by Brent Somermeyer & Matt Tanner.
Vox, Synths, GTRs Recorded/Mixed by Reed & Ben at Moon Magnet.
Mastered by Reed Fox & Michael Schultze at Denver University & MM.
Website by Stella Atkinson/Soggy John