Monday, August 25, 2014

Negativland tackles its biggest subject ever – why humans believe in God – on first album release in six years.

“It’s All In Your Head,” packaged in an actual Holy Bible, out Oct. 28th. See trailer via Dangerous Minds now.


Some of the members of Negativland. Photo credit: Negativland.



See the album trailer for Negativland’s “It’s All In Your Head”


See the trailer for the upcoming new Negativland album “It’s All In Your Head” via Dangerous Minds now!

See Negativland’s new show “Content!” live in Portland, OR on 8/29 and at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival on 8/31!

Negativland’s new album, IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD, finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God.  Millennia-in-development, this ambitious and densely-crafted double CD is packaged inside an actual Holy Bible which has been appropriately repurposed into a “found” art object.

IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD intends to entertain, inform, and provoke.  On the CDs, Negativland mixes found music, found sound, found dialogue, guest personalities and original electronic noises into a compelling and thoughtful musical essay that looks at monotheism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, shaved chimps, and the all-important role played by the human brain in our beliefs. Reading the attached Bible is optional.

The audio is presented as a live radio broadcast, modeled after Negativland’s weekly “Over the Edge” radio program on KPFA FM in Berkeley, CA. This theater-of-the-mind project has been carefully crafted from basic tracks recorded live in front of blindfolded studio audiences, and documents the unique style of live collage performances that Negativland has been presenting on stages, and on radio, since the formation of the group in 1980.

Since its previous album release six years ago, Negativland has kept busy with its weekly radio program, lectures, art gallery shows and live performances in the U.S. and Europe.  Currently in the works are several different studio albums, including Negativland’s all-electronic “Booper Symphonies,” two brand new “Over the Edge” album releases, more art shows, and a new touring live show called “Content!” with an upcoming performance in Portland, OR on August 29th and at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival on August 31st.

Members of Negativland are available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


It’s All In Your Head
(Seeland Records – Oct. 28th)


Track Listing:

I. Sign-On (1:55)
II. In the Beginning (6:36)
III. Relatively Optimistic Notions (6:22)
IV: The Way We Know Things (9:50)
V: Jar the Ear (4:12)
VI: Alone With Just a Story (5:24)
VII: Viewpoint (2:02)
VIII: Time Can Do So Much (5:24)
IX: Wildlife Tonight (8:45)

I. New Management (1:05)
II. We’re All Mohammads Now (10:14)
III. Holy War (3:39)
IV: This Thing Is Not Good (6:26)
V: Right Might (4:08)
VI: Antinomian Phase (2:32)
VII: Push the Button (8:46)
VIII: I Gotta Be Me (3:01)
IX: The Smell of Onions (10:42)
X: Sign-Off (1:51)


Negativland Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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