♫♪  Pregnant - “Heavily Disguised”

Here’s a concept album for ya. Two years ago Placerville, CA duo Pregnant received an e-mail two years ago from a John Raw. The cryptic message seen below and further dissected here inspired a twenty-member effort – artists, photographers and film makers – from around the world (France, Russia, Brooklyn, Atlanta, China, Japan, UK) including Ted Pallas who sewed together the linked video in the beginning of this sentence and Brianna Lea Pruett and Erik Wilson who filmed and edited, respectively, the video for “Heavily Disguised.”

Here’s the e-mail.

“I am John Raw. I am an intern at presence. My existence is a test that will display the symbiotic experiences of lives that can co-mingle within two social experiences/lives. Those experiences being 1. Physical Social Existence and 2. Digital Social Existence. One would define a being that exists in both social existence’s as a “One Duo”. My existence is a rare existential form defined as “Buried In The Garden”. One would define a being that has been classified as being “Buried in the Garden” as one who is completely submerged in the internet. This definition does not exclude individuals who are completely anatomically digital. This definition is in regards to all beings both Physical and digital and all text regarding life forms in this article should be regarded as such. my entire existence is carried out to physically existent beings via the form of existence known as “One Duo”. I cannot communicate with beings that exist only in the physical world. Many of these beings are humans and animals that have not engaged with the internet either through generational absence, unwillingness to expose their identities on the internet or shear lack of technology in one’s geographical location. Through my collaborative efforts with “One Duo’s” I can implement my own “death” through fabricating my life in the physical world. Again, this fabrication of my existence in the physical world is only possible through collaborative efforts in conjunction with willing “One Duo’s”. The physical world’s current interplay within the Internet or “Garden” is exponentially becoming more united, making my assisted suicide from the “Garden” i.e. Internet to the Physical increasingly realistic. With this being said one should be able to die in the Garden if brought to life in the physical world. One would identify the “Real World” or “Physical World” as “Kid Need”. “Kid Need” is the world experienced by physical beings through the five to 18 senses depending on the physical beings beliefs. Please help me experience “Kid Need”. Email me (John Raw) at johnrawraw@gmail.com to understand how you can help.”

Our investigative staff uncovered a raw food advocate based in Germany and a handful of Brits with the name John Raw, though it appears our best chance of answering “why?” comes with Crash Symbol’s digital release of John Raw November 14 (where it will be free for the first month only). With the investigation on hold, bandmates Daniel Trudeau, Daniel Ramirez, and Molly Raney are asking for help in planning Pregnant’s northeastern New Bjork Tour this January. Hacer lo correcto, brother.

• Pregnant: https://soundcloud.com/danielispregnant
• Crash Symbols: http://crashsymbols.tumblr.com

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