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
"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."
You be the judge.