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Ziggurat

Check it out, new music video for Ziggurat

New Song, Simulation

New song, Simulation, off the forthcoming album Sellout, check it out. Special shout out to my bro who mixed it.

Prepare…for Filler!

The latest album by Projekt, Filler, is an ode to the different genres of the 90s. Incorporating styles associated with doom metal, death metal and progressive rock, it also draws upon rap, punk, electronica, dance rock, and grunge.

Filler can now be heard on SoundCloud (http://soundcloud.com/the-cassini-projekt/sets/filler-c-2012) and Grooveshark (http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Filler/7525942) and will be available for free download in March. A promotional video for “Citadel of Sorrow”, a track from Filler, can be viewed at http://youtu.be/wL5A88cuxwY.

Lyrically fixated with world war, the psychology of imperialists, the apocalypse, alienation from the universe and political corruption, this album is not for the timid though there are moments of relief from the sense of doom which pervades throughout. Metallica’s And Justice For All was a significant influence on the more politically slanted songs, which provide a relentlessly sustained and ferocious attack on political and financial elites. Lyrical abstraction also plays a part with references to the Monty Hall Paradox, the nature of consciousness, universal axioms and human evolution. Ultimately the album seeks to convey an overall message which is at once despairing yet thoroughly enraged, aware of the futility of one’s situation yet charged with the energy of furious defiance. Forged from the furnace of agitated creation and crafted into searing fusion of disparate musical styles and lyrical themes, Filler is intended as a piece which questions and subverts the culture and world around it.

Blind Vision

Blind Vision (copyright 2008)

This album was completed in 2008 and was released in a sense on VOX, a blogging site which has since ceased operations. With this in mind The Cassini Projekt undertook to release it on Last FM and Soundcloud. (http://soundcloud.com/the-cassini-projekt/sets/blind-vision-part-1).

Eoin Leonard supplied bass on Ho-Down and it was mostly written during University and immediately after the completion of the composers degree and so the songs are to some extent reflective of that. For example Cold Stare’s lyrical themes, about a kleptomaniacal vampire female who develops a crush on the narrator, is largely evocative of the pre-occupations of two 2nd year college students. By contrast, Blind Vision concerns instant gratification culture, deceit in the political system and the consensus people give to live in a 9-5 labour market society and was composed after college when the band member was working. Similarly Fail is a condemnation of group think and is nihilistic and misanthropic in atmosphere.

However silliness is never far as in the case of a song like White Blood concerning transcendence and power through the self destructive consumption of excessive amounts of cocaine or with Ho-Down, which is basically a parody of Prince and Justin Timberlake songs. The music was recorded using a Fosters 287 multitracker which is around 20 years old and semi functioning. It was connected to a computer essentially as a means of recording audio in Sonar. Therefore the technology involved was primitive.

Bio

All songs copyright 2008.

Cassini is a band which seeks to create rock music without boundaries. In addition it is also about big riffs, even bigger guitar solos and prog rock wig outs. Every genre is up for grabs in the experimentation stakes.  The projekt was set up in 2008 by a one Alex Mc Donnell following the breaking up of several previous bands.