this is my effort for musically pushing the banjo forward. i never felt like the concept of using jazz fusion aesthetics as a basis for new music, counted as a new idea. my feeling was that a more futurist manifesto type of ideology would be more apropros. i don't think soloing in straight un-swung 1/16th notes in an ionian or dorian mode, really qualifies as a new idea. so within this work, my goal was to destroy that. and use the banjo in a truly contemporary way.
here is a link to the futurist music manifesto: article
such a work would incorporate noise, spoken word, loops, cut and paste, glitch, and computer processing.
i hand drew the cover and color them on my kitchen table.