So, do y’all know Brad Rose? You know, the former editor of Foxy Digitalis, the fellah in charge of Digitalis Recordings, the hooded figure at the helm of pretty much every musical group you’ve ever heard of, the tech genius who figured out how podcasts work, all that. Okay, well, bad news. Turns out the guy has gotten himself stuck in a secret space jail. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Taylor, you’re mis-interpreting the news again, he’s not in space jail, he’s written a novella about space jail.” Tsk tsk, reader, that’s where you’re wrong.
I mean, I guess you’re partially right. Rose has just announced that Digitalis Industries will be releasing their first book in the form of Rose’s own sci-fi novella The Isolatarium. The Isolatarium tells the story of hacker Diadem Streng who finds himself trapped in the space pokey. Rose developed the idea for the book while working on last year’s Charlatan release of the same name, Isolatarium for Type Records. The book’s artwork is provided by Keith Rankin of Giant Claw, Orange Milk Records, and formerly of this little establishment itself. You can buy the book from Amazon and direct from the Digitalis Bandcamp (once the second half of the story is completed, there are plans to pursue a physical edition).
Rose has also put together a soundtrack to go with the book that’s available for free over at the Digitalis Bandcamp for everyone, even those of you who find books to be “dumb” and “something only old people like.” The soundtrack features a bunch of cuties whose shining faces have graced releases on the Digitalis imprint, such as Rose’s own Charlatan, Rankin’s Giant Claw, Prostitutes, and many others. At this point you’re probably wondering what gave me the impression that Rose is actually in space jail and not just writing fictional accounts of it while going about his Earthly business. Honestly? It was less of an “actual conviction” and more of a “vague notion coupled with my willingness to say pretty much anything to get you to like me.” Sorry about that. It will probably happen again.
• Digitalis Industries: http://www.digitalisindustries.com