Originally, “Michael in the War” was supposed to be the first song from <em>Aries</em> to have a video made for it. Lots of big ideas floated around, but the human condition ultimately hindered production.
So instead I edited down a bunch of old, dark footage filmed in San Francisco, California and Great Sand Dunes National Monument in Colorado – circa 2000. The grey colors of the Colorado scenes are natural. There was no manipulation with a computer, in these regards.
Vents Magazine published a rather lengthy and complimentary review of the new album from Arrison Kirby, Aries. Once again, another media outlet suggests that Arrison’s music goes hand in hand with hallucinogenic drugs. Who could – or would want to – argue with that?
This is some interesting feedback. NOIZZ is “dedicated to dark sounds,” so it’s good to know that Aries was worthy of their review.
English speakers will have to select that language in the sidebar to read it as such.
“There will be a few who love him, many who do not understand at all and others who hate him.”
Written, performed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby
but for the following exceptions…
Bernie Worrell (4.19) cowrote and played keys on “Scrappy”
Damon Albarn (3.23) and Blur, wrote “On Your Own”
Jacynda Minor (4.18) designed and painted the album cover
Jakob Esaw (4.6) wrote and spoke the monologue (The Monstros Cities
on the Border of Electro City) on “Kactus Trilogy”
Jared Stoneberg (3.28) sang backup on “Bristol”
Jenna Getsi (4.1 ) sang backup on “Michael in the War”
Kactus (4.17) cowrote, spoke and sang on “Kactus Trilogy”
Matthew Zingg (3.25) Drew the traycard picture, cowrote, played
bass, and spoke on “Bloom”
Tyler Newton (3.23) played bass on “Bristol”
Zach Fallon (4.11) played bass on “Michael in the War”
Dogs: Remy and Maggie
Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN
Additional recording by Andy Janowiack and Jenna Getsi
AltSounds gave a very favorable review to “Scrappy,” the first single from Arrison Kirby’s upcoming album, Aries. The single features Bernie Worrell, of P-Funk and Talking Heads, on keys. Aries will be released on April 2nd.
The flier above pretty much explains it all, but let’s get redundant…
Aries, the new album from Arrison Kirby, will be released everywhere digitally and in limited physical form on April 2nd.
Four days later, on April 6th, we will be celebrating that release with a party at the Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City.
At this event, Obadiah will be reforming to perform the entire Aries album from start to finish. Dustin Milotte (Deep Green, Hypenkrunk) will be joining on guitar. Jakob Esaw (who will be also celebrating a birthday that night), will also be contributing to the set’s closer.
Before all this, we will be treated to a set from Sidecar Symposium.
And we will end the night with a dance party, courtesy of Nathan Moses with an all vinyl, soul and psychedelia DJ set.
Your master of ceremonies for the evening will be comic Jeff Blank.
You can check out “Scrappy,” the first single from Aries, here:
Only come if you like music and good times!