circle of willis
Australia's pioneers of Alternative Gospel Space Funk, circle of willis are continuing to make amends for the shambles of their wasted lives. Working out of their suburban Sydney studios, the willis clan have already released two full length CDs and two EPs with more to come.
"circle of willis" arose in the late 90's from the ashes of seminal proto-group "Pussyclot Mothra" and folk-polka fusion supergroup "Inadequate Osmosis". Founding member G.K. was later to declare, "It ain't the message, it's the metal."
Citing influences as essential as "The Four Kinsmen" and early "Barron Knights", the band co-opted chanteuse/diva D.T. into action by threatening to mutilate her puppy. "It was impossible for me to care less", she told a recent inquest.
Early recordings bear the trademark stentorian subsonic rumbles of partially liquefied Tesla coils so typical of their catchy "pop" doodlings. Later experiments with amplified and reversed loops of Cheyne-Stokes breathing caused a sensation at Blue Light Discos. "We have made a total hash of our lives, and we are very sorry", C.M. triumphed at the notorious "Choo-Choo Bar" press conference.
After the release and subsequent banning of the much heralded first album, "Rectal Intrusion, Cumquat Man", which was recalled and pulped, "circle of willis" have attained a maturity that others will abhor. Says group spokesman and master of the molybdenum oboe, I.H., "There is nothing I can do to help myself, let alone others."
Rectal Intrusion, Cumquat Man
Fractures in the Elderly
The Manual of Internal Fixation
"Drunken Gunmen" continue to be one of the most influential acts on the planet. From their early prog-rock recordings, such as "Hyperbolic Spheres of Pain" and "Inevitable Mass" through to the white noise of "Fractal Parsecs", the "Gunmen" have astounded and disturbed.
Legendary producer Martin St James still recalls the "Fractal" sessions, which consisted of hours of binary code rendered on a melodica. "Phil [Glass] resigned from the project, citing 'artistic differences'. Fact was, he couldn't keep rhythm or play a freaking note."
The same year, Kenny Loggins was rendered limbless by a pipe-bomb as he left his Hollywood home to audition for the "Gunmen". Similarly, both Alan Parsons and Todd Rundgren died in bizarre food processor accidents shortly after sending their resumes to "Gunmen" management.
Some speak of the "Gunmen" curse. However video evidence has proven it was a stray smoke-bomb during the traditional pyro-technic finale of "Hey Buddha" which caused the ultimate tragedy of their 1993 Waco concert for the fine troops of the A,T & F. Current manager Charlton Heston bluntly puts it : "Don't freak with my boys".
So the "Gunmen" continue to push back the envelope of art and misery. Recent live shows have been played entirely with the use of prosthetic limbs. Recording studios have been shunned, preferring instead to work with diesel generators in abandoned asbestos mines. Says original Gunman GEK : "Hate Is Art".
Deeps Space, Distant Future
One Revolving Whole
Please Do It At Home
2010 - present
2010 - present