"My Escape" - New Video Now Online!

THIS ISNT A RECORD. IT IS THE BEGINNING OF A UNIVERSE. Our NEW VIDEO l reveals the characters and emotions in the cosmos of the Looting Space record. Mikaila Baca-Dorion plays “The Girl.” Animation executed by our badass artist William Lund III. Soundtrack by Aaron Immanuel Wright.

Why did The Girl need to be rescued? Who are the space bandits, musicians, and enemies in the Looting Space story? How does The Girl feel about all of this? Perhaps she is the best suited to answer these questions...

Spread the word!

January 16 is the official release date. It makes a huge difference when fans spread the word about the animated web story lootingspacestory.com as well the CD. The CD comes packaged with a Storybook Companion insert. It is a really fun thing to have, even for those without CD players.

Looting Space, the Album

The self-titled Looting Space album is finished and available to the world! The production of this album took an entire year of intense work and collaboration. It is a full art project, not just a collection of space bandit funk punk songs. It is a story, as well as a complex work of visual art, all wrapped up in a soundtrack of lush ambience. The CDs are super fun, packaged with a comic-bookish Storybook Companion. On the streaming side of things, the album is available on almost every marketplace.

The music production of the record was our sole focus for 2018, but the parallel processes of creating the story and the art were given just as much priority (a three-way collaboration between A.I. Wright, Molly Marx, and artist Will Lund). The web story is an impressive feat by artist Will Lund, and we see it as central to the release. The semi-animated pages pair the chapters of the story with the songs—an intimate experience that adds depth to the release in a way that we feel even music videos couldn’t touch.

A NOTE ABOUT THE INSTRUMENTATION: One major difference between this record, and many others featuring a lot of synthesizer sounds, is the presence of real drummers. Orion Torre and Chris Lammers worked hard to serve these songs with grooves and sonic characters that can only be expressed with drums and cymbals. Their work is orchestrated with some processed samples. We used the TR-09 drum machine, and the Yamaha DJ-X [toy] vintage sound module. This approach, on the percussion side of things, allowed for the instrumental pallet to to be a fusion between synthesizers and real guitar (and bass) playing. It has been a trend in the past few decades for songs to be either synth-based or guitar-based, with very few examples of shamelessly employing both.

ABOUT THE MIXING: Another thing we’re proud of is the extraordinary mixing by Billy Oskay in Oregon and Sean Kelly in Weehawken, NJ. Billy used an almost all-analog process based around a vintage Trident console. Sean’s work on Nevada and Cracks in the Wall is cutting edge. Both mixers made bold and creative mixes that made our tracks crispy and smooth—not an easy thing to do when there are so many instruments.

Orion’s drums

Orion’s drums

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-Molly working with the Roland TR-09 drum machine-

-Molly working with the Roland TR-09 drum machine-


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