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Toxic Consonance

by Lovely Socialite

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Humus 06:52


Time of encounter:
During biweekly cicada frequency data sampling, at sunset's bend over our nearby brook

By all accounts innocuous and mundane but for its cerci whose secretions peculiarly effected our test subjects, myself included.

Hoppers and cicadas introduced to the enzymes secreted from this bug began songs we've not observed yet. The patterns were ostensibly without caprice following an unidentified tenor.
Intrigued, I grabbed one of the sterilized spray bottles at hand in order to create a mild dilution from the insect's secretion. Walking back to the treelined brook, I feverishly coated the cicadas lulling the daylight. The effects were identical to the lab, this time en masse. Due to such a wide screen, all other random victims of the toxin spray joined in consonantly. Like watching unprecedented swarms of fireflies I was hearing unprecedented aural coordination among swarming bodies. In naïve haste I usurped the natural harmonic rule among these innumerable beings without thinking to protect myself from the toxins now unavoidably airborne. I heard it too, though the unprecedented phenomenon rung throughout me from within. I couldn't discern it's rules of behavior, but the tenor of the toxic consonance was clear. I cannot say I've ever felt more intimately appreciative of these miniature divinities that others insist on calling, "pests."

Experiment data enclosed on this disk.

Caution: Toxic Consonance


released October 9, 2015

℗ 2015 Lovely Socialite Music

All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws | Lovely Socialite is: Michael Koszewski - drums / Ben Willis - bass / Abe Sorber - vibraphone / Corey Murphy - trombone, flute / Patrick Reinholz - cello, electronics / BC Grimm - cello, pipa, gaohu, hammered guzheng / guest vocals by Anna Slate on “there’s the one armer now!” | Tracks 1, 3, 8 composed by Corey Murphy © 2013, © 2014, © 2013. Tracks 2, 5, 9 composed by Ben Willis © 2013, © 2013, © 2013 (BMI). Tracks 4, 6, 10 composed by BC Grimm © 2014, © 2012, © 2012 GrimmusiK LLC (BMI). Track 7 composed by Patrick Reinholz © 2013.

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by masterarchitectineer Landon Arkens at Blast House Studios in Madison, WI | Album Art by Joshua Newland | Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps' field notes by Huckleberry Grimm | Thank you to all our families, friends & fans who pre-ordered this album through our Indie GoGo campaign! An extra special shout out to our 'Patron Level' supporters: Peter Ouimet, David Willis, Mike Zydowicz, Kimberly Ditz! We are grateful for your support & couldn't have produced this album without your help. Enjoy!

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GrimmusiK Records Madison, Wisconsin

For over a decade the Brothers Grimm have been performing string music together on Guitar, Cello, and Chinese string instruments. Separately, Brian studied Chinese music in Hong Kong and AJ studied Flamenco in Granada, Spain. They draw upon these experiences in addition to contemporary classical music forming flexible approaches in composition and improvisation practices. ... more

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