Ancient Pistol | Madame Curie's Cabinet

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Madame Curie's Cabinet

by Ancient Pistol

Ancient Pistol is an avant garde entity using elements of musique concrete/noise collage using guitar, synthesizers, drum machine, loopers, and household tools to make a cacophony, more commonly known as a rythmnic racket.
Genre: Avant Garde: Sound Collage
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1. Prospects
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2. Subatomic Whisper
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3. Potential
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4. Release
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5. Applied Knowledge
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6. Shed Those Neutrons
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7. Research
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8. Try Again
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9. Pitchblend
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10. Radium
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11. X-Ray
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12. Success!
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13. Potential Released
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Album Notes
Ancient Pistol is a recording entity that uses modern technology in conjunction with antique musical instruments, to make music for the future in the present.

Madame Curie's Cabinet is a musical comment about one of the keystone scientists of history who ironically was ultimately killed by her own discoveries. Nuclear energy gives and takes away, matter cannot be created of destroyed, it all comes around in a circle, eh? So what was in her storage locker, discovery, doom or both?

So here is a rememberance, a soundscape to a revered scientist who gave their life up in her work.

Ancient Pistol is Mike Feeney: Guitars/Effects/Loops/Dissonance

©2008 Michael Feeney, Recorded at Hidden Fortress Studios, Brighton, MA

Some descriptions:

"If the listener lets imagination take hold, a post-nuclear desolate, surreal world comes to life (or lack thereof) through a cacophony of sound. It would also play well in a spooky, sci-fi, Twilight Zone kind of genre. Ancient Pistol's "progressive, alternative, experimental" riffs jar the brain and activates the emotions."
Phosphorescence Magazine (Vol. 4, 2007)

"I get the distinct impression that this is what two jumbo jet computers might have to say to each other as they traverse the boundless ionosphere."
The Noise (May, 2008)

"It sounds like Vincent Price making coffee."
- coworker

You be the judge.


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Phosphorescence Magazine

Review in 9th edition September 2009
Madame Curie’s Cabinet: A Nuclear Soundscape is an experiment in the intense. The first track, “Prospects,” left no doubt that if machinery were taking over the world, this is what it would sound like - unlikely matches of reverberations combined with an Asian influence, and a guitar, all trapped in a factory. Similarly, if subatomic particles, neutrons, and x-rays could be seen dancing together with the naked eye, “Potential” is the music that would be playing in the background. The mind cannot help but envision scenarios such as white-coated individuals in a quantum laboratory performing a psychedelic brain scan when “Shed Those Neutrons” echoes through your head. Okay, so maybe you’d visualize something else entirely, but this was our listening experience, so bear with us. “Pitch Blend” was the devil himself playing a fiddle, as dissonant as it comes, and closing the album was “Success!,” a hard core rock celebration, and “Potential Released,” an all-out onslaught of energy.