One day too late, here’s my annual birthday greeting for Brent Amaker. The polite, brown liquor outlaw turned 50 yesterday. To celebrate, I give you the new track from his new project that’s much more synth than his Rodeo but equally influenced by greatness like Devo, etc. The track piques my interest in his latest project. I’m ready for a full-length. I’m ready for 50 more years of Amaker.
ANDROID AMAKER is a conceptual electronic project conceived and created by Brent Amaker, VOX MOD, and P Smoov.
Soon after the inception of integrated A.I. and the Explosion of the Sun, Amaker’s survival hinged upon a retreat to the far reaches of space and the melding of man and machine.
Decades of being on the run, brawls with space bandits, and encounters with alien overlords in the Final Frontier forced Amaker to forsake his Earthly body and upload his consciousness into a mechanical humanoid.
Amaker now finds himself in remote dives on distilled moons, riddled with massive mining structures, unrecognizable as the man who once lived in a damp, green corner of the solar system. His memories of that place have long since corrupted and disintegrated from his operating systems. Amaker no longer considers himself an Earth man.
Countless extraterrestrial whiskeys, Thylaxian tobaccos, and other foreign contraband have all but eroded whatever humanity he had left. Yet, his voice rings true. His original vocal cords still reverberate throughout his bionic body, emanating electromagnetic waves in a flange-tinged echo. A hypersonic pulse that startles even the most terrifying Trorgian Wolf Clans.
FOR MITCHELL: “Top Of The Food Chain” by Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
The Kongo Klub is a dancing-girl type of establishment in Mitchell, SD. When I lived there (in the town, not the Klub), I had a friend that loved the place. I had another friend that referred to it as “The North Office.” It’s certainly something and, according to the latest from Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, it leaves an impression on all sorts of people.
You can read my interview with Amaker here and check out the excellent EP here.