Adamant as you may be of your secularism now, you’ve probably pondered the intricacies of your personalized Heaven at some point, either innocently as a child, or depressingly as an adult realizing a likelihood — that upon death, the only bright lights in your presence will the be ones shining over you at the morgue, and you won’t see them. So on that tremendous downer of a note, it’s still sort of fun to think about! Assuming you can get past the philosophical conundrums of whether you’d actually want to “live” in a place where you’re eternally happy, or if that’s even an accurate depiction of Heaven, or if abstract things like a bed of boobs are possible in that metaphysical world.
Let’s stick to the world we know for now. Per Wikipedia, WORM in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is a “non-profit foundation and multimedia alternative cultural centre” that may double as a utopia for synth enthusiasts. Making proper use of the institution’s apparently “incredible” collection during their residency, Cameron Stallones (Sun Araw), M. Geddes Gengras, Tony Lowe, and Boredoms’ Butchy Fuego summoned both a new album and a new moniker for their collective; The Celebrate Music Synthesizer Group will release their self-titled 2xLP on September 17 via Drag City.
If you’ve examined the credits and activities related to Icon Give Thank (TMT Review), you’d know that this isn’t their first collaborative rodeo. The names “Sun Araw” and “M. Geddes Gengras” both obviously garnished the header for that album, while Tony Lowe spearheaded the bundled film, and Butchy Fuego handled some of the mixing duties. And as far as CSMG goes, it’s a celebration indeed, judging by the clips and the opening track below. I’m feeling hungover already.
The Celebrate Music Synthesizer Group tracklisting:
01. Warung Mini
02. 4P4C Slack
03. Millions of Decaliters
04. Worm = Spice
06. “Worm Sign” C M S G Suite
07. Glassed Masses
09. Haze March / Exotic Food
• Sun Araw: http://sunaraw.com
• M. Geddes Gengras: https://www.facebook.com/mggengras
• Butchy Fuego: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Butchy-Fuego/165523616837407
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com