MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND | Six Hits of Sunshine and the Bruises To Show

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Six Hits of Sunshine and the Bruises To Show

by MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND

The only album you will ever own that accurately portrays life at the bottom of the food chain.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Dark Ambient/Noise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Note: As of 11/15/2008 this release is available via digital download only. Enjoy!

Six Hits of Sunshine and the Bruises to Show is a collaborative effort of six musicians under the direction of ambient/experimental composer Michael D. Peck.
The project began in 2001 as a postal collaboration, trading sounds back and forth with members James Keeler (WILT) and Aaron Jones. This process continued until 2005 when the six members converged to record live source material. The material was later manipulated, editted and tracked by Peck and the outcome are these 'Six Hits'.

What's more is that MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND is a revolving member project where members are encouraged to bring their own unique talents to the table thus enabling MAW to focus on a continuing evolving sound that defys genre, but admittedly lurks in the shadows of one's own conscious.

'Six Hits' is predominately an instrumental album featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, found objects, synthesizers, theremin, shortwave radio transmissions and field recordings.

Fans of Mr. Bungle's Disco Volante, 1970's era porno-funk and post-modern funeral jazz will no doubt fall in love with this release.


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Stacey Grindle

This is perhaps the most original band I've heard in a long time.
I admit that when I first saw your album title and band name I immediately cast you off as another gloomy metal band. I couldn't have been any further from what you guys are. For fans of Jesu, Red Sparrowes and I dare say Fantomas, this is the album you've been waiting for but from a band you'll probably never hear of unless you've stumbled upon this page (which is a shame). MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND cleverly fuses samples, guitar and dark atmospherics to create a sound that other bands tinker with but aren't sophisticated enough to actually commit to. Perhaps, MAW understands their audiences potential and patience as this album can be put on repeat and listened to all night long.

synthblock

Echoes of a more progressive time
Six Hits of Sunshine and the Bruises to Show is a wonderful maelstrom of sounds and compositions. A nice mix of traditional instrumentation and electronic sounds, this disc has a definitive early-1070s progressive rock vibe, with hints of Soft Machine, early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind in the mix. HIghly recommended!

Absolute Zero Media

"...minimalism, desolation and a longing for something other then the world you
MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND-Six Hits of Sunshine and the Bruises-CD (Self Released)

Avante , experimental guitar ambient music is were it's starting with samples and soundscape's. From best of what I can see this is a project recorded and created by Mike Peck(James Keeler of WILT and Aaron Jones contribute greatly as well). The feeling you get of this is minimalism, desolation and a longing for something other then the world you live in. There is a simple darkness to MAGGOTAPPLEWONDERLAND that makes you come back to it time and time again. "Six Hits..." is a great undertaking . Do not let the minimalist sounds fool you as this was a labor of love and you can hear it with in every note. I would compare this with some of Robert Rich or KK Null's more guitar or string based works.

Mohoyoho

Cutting edge music from some wonderfully depraved musicians.
Maggotapplewonderland is an imaginative creation which reminds me of a dark-humored soundtrack from a David Lynch movie. No, this isn't the kind of safe fare you'll hear on your local radio. There's a bit of danger lurking here, and it might tickle your inner fears. But you will come away enlightened and be anxious to play the CD again. Bravo Mr. Peck et al!

CD Baby

"... one of the best we've heard."
Here's an album that lives up to its title. Managing to be both sharply beautiful and darkly sinister, this collage of ambient, experimental metal is challenging in all the right ways. The incorporation of electronic sounds into a surreal semi-metal environment is nothing new, but these guys take it a step further, slipping in theremin vibes and strange programming and sampling elements that peel the skin back even further. Considering that there are six musicians involved in the playing, it's slightly surprising to hear a resulting sound that ethereal but complete, full but not too busy. You could call this ambient noise, but I'm not sure if that's giving it enough credit. This is an album you can listen to with headphones on and catch a ton of subtleties that you may have missed through your standard sound system. Fans of Mr. Bungle, John Zorn, and abstract experimental music will have no trouble diving headfirst into this one.

Kevin Edwards

Excellent
This a fantastic album. The songs are skillfully crafted and relevant in a time of a diminished music culture.