Menimals

by MENIMALS

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where is safe? how tight is taut? enemies lying in wait there are things I crave strange fantasies permeate you can never know what works below hot / cold - compensate I sweat for no reasons but my own struggling reckless chaos the common suffer while others carry on
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5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 dodecahedron above as below first of awareness master of all master... harness the planet create the mold supreme awareness master of all master. . . precious melodies, when they came, they came divine god-head turtles-out for a peak, retreats inside thunder overhead and underneath, a lightning strike the space in between takes a charge and comes alive pick one of twelve sides ruminate pick one of twelve tones masticate idly twelve plane faces seeing twelve tones (the window sphere,) we strive for closeness but live alone (the window sphere, close) closer we strive for closeness eternal embrace: a twelve plane face twelve tones are sonic: dodecaphonic a symphony of solids in five movements: Platonic 5 4 3 2 1
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Tetrahedron 07:06
experiments continue devotion endurance unvaried hook to the lungs a sharp wind endeavors fights hard, cold machines compulsively rechecking instruments calibrate as routine data it gave, confusing alliance flesh versus machine think what could be gained in a short time pleasure and pain in the long run vacillate between the poles: fire to cold knowing well enough in a short time the two extremes in the long run vacillate between the types: hot to ice I gave it the heart a soul like a flower wet, rise, work, and be drying occurs lunar landscape arises wind hot like machine fueling replace a hum of an engine wet, rise, work, and be dialing it down pistons slow an idle poised for flight, hot machine
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don't get lost in the cliffs save it don't get lost in the cliffs lost confession time fess up got the goods on you eviscerates shadows now is the new never then was the old herald (stand and pose, bravo!) welcoming you always ciao to the new herald eviscerate fear hold back keep up informant in the loop informant in here don't get lost in the cliffs save it don't get lost in the cliffs marble and granite metallic organic find a better way to Rome find a better path to roam find a better way find it search (vesica piscis) find a better way to Rome the devil knows the devil known the devil knows to provide illusions of grand illusions the devil is known to do right the devil is known ...do about it... try to seem like there's no care it's easy, laissez faire stone cold in a stone chair ambiance stabilizes white passion dark fashion (vesica piscis) find a better way to Rome on this rock, a home soft hand hard bone a cube under octahedron find a better way to Rome better path to roam from the doorstep to the pillow backstage at the show the devil is known don't get lost in the cliffs save it don't get lost in the cliffs marble and granite metallic organic dense as the earth itself dense as dirt
5.
nematode hides in holes no daylight forcing sight (temper day trepidation) beauty goes in a stove forcing nines forsake kind (where you go? you go away go) spinning slow, atoms go speed of light elopement time (what to know? everything!) bridges go over show gorge of mind valley pines (too wet for fire, young and full of pitch) through the phase and shift metamorphosis: a grower a shower (there you are) through the phase and the shift metamorphosis: revealing a chosen (there you are) through the phase and the shift metamorphosis: thinning the heard (there you are) through the phase and the shift metamorphosis... a mind of its own... ahh... innocence, unhinge a bird on the wing as a hinge pivots becomes anew arrives anew and here we are a hot welcome over a cold goodbye unhinges a bird like a hinge lifting unhinges a bird like a hinge turning unhinges a bird like a hinge receding unhinges a bird like a hinge, pinpoint is that the temperature? the fire's cold close the valves it's cooling take action beauty goes in a stove forcing nines forsake kind (where you go? you go away go) the experiment is over...

about

For Menimals, melody is the medium to delve into the mysteries of chaos and creation.

Menimals opens a gate through which Doctor Forge and the creatures he engineered deliver their luminous messages of myth and truth to the world. Their improvisational investigation of kraut-rock with strong ambient influences reflects an experimental worldview that reveals itself in the lyrics, visual aesthetic, and in the hypnotic live performances.

Menimals offers not just concerts but cinematic events in which they reconnect with the mysticism of nature. Breaking the boundary between men and animals, they interact with the audience through the psychedelia of their soundscapes. Live performances are rare due to the frail state of Dr. Forge's health and the fact that he lives secluded upon another continent, North America, while his creatures toil in the hills of Northern Italy.

The man/animal musicians are specifically designed to be the sonic representation of the cosmic beauty and symmetry embodied in the Platonic solids, the classical elements of alchemy, and the symbolic animal spirits whose masks they wear:

The four Elements together create the Dodecahedron – aether, void, or quintessence, the most subtle and incorruptible element. The medium of sound, it is inaccessible to all other senses. This is the MUSIC of Menimals.

Menimals' debut album is "a symphony of solids in five movements" -- a reference to the five shapes that make up the Platonic Solids and from which each of the Menimals was conceived. Dr. Forge, with his scorched lungs and frail bones, weaves an archetypal story of the hero's journey through the five shapes related to the elemental root symbolized by each of the characters of Menimals. From the known to the unknown, each unknown becomes a familiar -- a spirit-creature of mysticism serving as spy and companion and jester. In the music, the listener is given both solace and a challenge to transcend.

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released April 9, 2016

The Rat: Drums/Hexahedron/Earth
The most stable element, the layer on which the other instruments stand.

The Chimera: Bass and Additional Guitar/Icosahedron/Water
Is complementary to earth and is the most mobile element.

The Gryphon: Guitar and Production/Octahedron/Air
The water lies on the earth, the air lies in the surface of the water. Constantly flies between melody and noise.

Doctor Forge: Voice/Tetrahedron/Man/Fire
The most mutable and unpredictable element. May be a spark or a blaze. It carries the light. It's the lantern in the dark that shows the way.

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