TRACKLIST

  1. At Jackie's
  2. Ellis Through the Looking Glass
  3. Have You Ever Seen a Therapist Before?
  4. When Apples Battle Gravity
  5. In the Midnight Sun of an Empty Mind
  6. All That Seems to Matter
  7. Platforms
  8. Be More Specific
  9. The Mountain Is a Pile of Sand
  10. But It Shouldn't Become Comfortable
  11. It's Too Sad (Hope Is the Rope With Which I Am Hanging Myself)
  12. You
  13. Modern Risk
  14. Oh, but You Break My Heart
  15. Raped by Satellites
  16. Out There
  17. This Very Gap

HISTORY GALLERY

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A radio opera; a concept album about different characters discussing the failure of communication and being outsiders. It’s about consecutiveness of reactions and the attempt at creating empathy.
The complex narrative thread, made of juxtaposed and superimposed excerpts of simultaneous conversations between various characters is interrupted by "songs", which act as comments ex-tempore. Concrete soundscapes and intimate ones lead the listener in and out of the mind of the characters, and the diversity of music genres that merge into this album matches the multifaceted narration.

As in today’s life, memory and reality are almost indistinguishable. Creation and its reproduction coexist.
It's Just Us Starving in the Land of Plenty: Cast of Characters The place? New York City. The Big Apple. The perfect place where to fight gravity.

SYNOPSIS
Ellis Whitaker—yes, the same character we've already met in Casscomics 1, 'It's Just Us Starving in the Land of Plenty'—is supposed to go to a party with her friend Jackie. She slips instead through the looking glass into a strange night.
Her journey across the city which never sleeps is punctuated by sonic disruptions, conversations from corners of other lives, memories, summing up the sense of discomfort coming from marred communications.

SECOND SYNOPSIS
Ellis is a seemingly superficial young adult who messes around without consciousness and still cannot find a way out of her personal problems.
Her voyage through a night into the next day in a big city which never sleeps is intertwined with various encounters, memories of therapy sessions, conversations from dinner parties taking place at the same time in other rooms, mingling in a non-linear radio opera, summing up the sense of discomfort coming from maimed interactions.

'When Apples Battle Gravity'
Or, characters talking about the failure of communication systems and the idea of difference in the global warming of cultural chill.

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ISSUE #6:

"WHEN APPLES BATTLE GRAVITY"