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PKD Vortex Project

by Rent Romus

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Vortex PKD 08:07
Ape of God 07:38
Third Eye 09:14


In 1998 Rent Romus began the Vortex PKD Project first in a series of musical adventures merging the concepts of visionary science fiction with exploratory music. In this early incarnation of the Lords of Outland, Romus' concept of freely improvised "vortex" music draws inspiration from a vast array of science fiction authors such as Phillip K. Dick. Within pop culture reference Mr. Dick's work made movies such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Screamers possible. In fact most science fiction from the last sixty years must give credit to this dark master of pulp fiction. The compositions presented reflect the feelings and visuals created by the author translated by Romus and the ensemble into the music set on this early Edgetone release.
vortex music (noun) 1. Free improvisation music reflecting the exploratory nature of science fiction


released May 1, 2001

Doug Carroll-electric cello
Joel Harrison-electric guitar
Dave Mihaly-drums & perc.
Tom Nunn-electro acoustic inventions
Rent Romus-alto/soprano saxes

cover art by CJ Borosque
recorded by Stray Dog Recording live at the Community Music Center San Francisco, 1998


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Edgetone Records San Francisco, California

Edgetone Records is place for new music crossing the genre boundaries. Founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus, the label took shape in 1991. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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