The End Of Records
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Consolidated, the political dance/industrial music band from the early 90ties joined again for a studio session in San Francisco last summer, resulting in a new album. 'We're Already There'. The first release on Consolidatedâ€™s own label 'The End Of Records'.The complete album is recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Pistel at 'Room 5' in San Francisco. The cover shows art paintings from Ayelet Hay (front) and William Kendall (back). On 'We're Already There' Consolidated plays more music than ever.
What else to expect, the new recordings are an innovating mix of industrial, to hip-hop, to rock and funk with mixtures of live instruments and electronics. Topped with left political activism and politically radical lyrics address issues such as America, Covid and ecocide with song The Flood, demand *â€˜Free Music, Stop Americaâ€™* with Musica Sin Frontieras & welcome guest vocalist GRETA THUNBERG on the track The â€˜ol Mass Extinction Blues. .
The album starts in 'traditional Consolidated groove' with the song 'Capitalism A.F.', a mix of beats, industrial sounds and hiphop. Followed by funkypop songs, danceable industrial jams, techno beats, reggae and blues influences plus a remarkable noise track.
Main musicians are Adam Sherburne (guitar/vocals) and Mark Pistel (synths/beats) backed by Lynn Farmer (Meat Beat Manifesto) on drums, who replaces the original drummer Phil Steir.
â€œI have zero interest in being in a band, especially my ownâ€¦â€Â â€œI had to develop a different way to be involved with music forÂ aesthetic and mental health reasonsâ€¦â€Â
â€œFREE MUSIC! is not to the detriment of artists, itâ€™s literally theÂ end of artists-as anyone perceives them in the last 500 yearsâ€ -Adam Sherburne
Consolidated are known for their live performances, in which a microphone is passed among audience members to discuss, rebut, argueÂ or elaborate on song topics.
Consolidated: Adam Sherburne & Mark Pistel