June 21st – Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN w/some comics June 25th – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN w/ Zola Jesus and Dada Trash Collage June 26th – The Frequency, Madison, WI w/ Zola Jesus and Dada Trash Collage June 27th – Schuba’s, Chicago, IL w/ Zola Jesus and Dada Trash Collage July 1st – Sunset, Seattle, WA w/Fuxa and This Blinding Light July 2nd – Josephine, Seattle, WA w/Fuxa and This Blinding Light
This is the eleventh Jabon release and therefore the tenth year anniversary. This project was somewhat a departure for them in that side one’s first cut is very long and is a sound sculpture which tells a story. This harkens back to the first two cassettes which used less rock styled songs and more sound sculpture. The story goes that Billy finds an ancient drum in the Japanese Martian Garden. He immediately feels a compelling alliance with this drum. This leads to a militaristic interest which is satisfied when he grows older by joining the militia. While in the militia, Billy recognizes a deep rooted disgust for most people on the planet. He is overjoyed when he finds himself in the Airborne division about to let loose untold destruction upon the Island of Lost Souls (ie Los Angeles) The carnage that follows is immense, but Billy does not come out unharmed. In fact his plane goes down and he is near death. He is taken to the hospital but he can not be saved. He dies in the end with a smile on his face. Knowing that he was part of the team of soldiers who successfully put an end to the Island of Lost Souls.
The other pieces on this tape are Jabonesque dance music. Certain dance music hot shot in L.A. have been quoted as saying “This stuff is pretty good…you should send it to Wax Trax”. It is interesting to note that a single DX7 was used on all these cuts and was not sequenced. All parts were played by hand to an initial drum machine track.