Elements: Two

by Drowning Susan

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about

Elements is the latest release from San Diego industrial/electronic act Drowning Susan.

Consisting of 3 albums, 113 tracks and 7.3 hrs of music, this massive instrumental collection is based around a recreation of the Periodic Table of Elements.

All 3 albums can be found for free dl and streaming here.

Where is memorable album art? How can cloud based digital archives place music within the artwork, as a vessel? The death of music as a physical medium may have killed creative artwork accompaniment, but only for a time.

Drowning Susan has breathed new life into the idea of album art and its ties to the music. In what may be a first, the band has issued its most recent release as an interactive pdf. “Elements” is a three album/113 song instrumental collection released as a virtual poster and interactive Periodic Table of Elements, literally re-forging the bond between music and album artwork.

The release is intended to be shared widely and provide a launching pad to the web presence it holds across multiple platforms and devices. Digital alchemy allows one to navigate to the 3 full streaming and downloadable albums or use the elemental table as a keyboard, turning your click on individual elements into a stream or download of that track. Exploration uncovers more embedded links that take you to the many roots of the Drowning Susan resources and web presence.

Each instrumental has its own numeric and symbolic representation that is coded for cross reference. These symbols along with the elements matrix provide information regarding each track. For those that feel the need to completely nerd out, a copy of the elements matrix quick reference is included as an Excel file with the album download, along with the cover art and pdf. Classroom style scrawled notation guides movement through the periodic table, revealing features, methods, intentions and process to the listener.

Enjoy this unique music listening experience that brings you forward, embracing a modern version of the complete album experience.

credits

released December 13, 2014

Mark Gerster - synth + programming + samples + bass
Nick Repeta - programming
Vincent Sparacino - programming + guitar + samples


with addtl past contributions from:
Joe Dipasquale (guitar)
Brian Bray (guitar + programming)
Tony T. (bass)

cover art and periodic table by Mark Gerster and Amber Lundy

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Drowning Susan Seattle, Washington

Drowning Susan is Mark R. Gerster, Nick Repeta, and Vincent Sparacino.

"Darkwave meets Electro-Goth". Also described as "blatantly nay-saying pre-apocalyptic electro pop" and has been such on and off since it's inception in 2001.
Sometimes it's "self loathing drudgery"

Mostly its just weird and dark electro rock...
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