Walking on Rooftops

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This is the 2008 cut (but currently re-mastered version) of 'Walking on Rooftops' which expresses the worlds of expanded mind or 'hypo-mania', and higher states of consciousness such as those caused by Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.

The inspiration for this album came while watching the movie ’Lost Highway’ during the scene where police investigators are walking on the roof of the main character’s house. I was disturbed and intrigued by the realistic sound effect of the footsteps on the rooftop, as heard from inside the house. This dovetailed with the phrase ‘Walking on Rooftops’ which had been running through my mind for a few years. I took it to be a metaphor for an expanded or ‘hypo-manic’ state of consciousness. And this is what the program (burnable in its entirety to an 80 min. CD-R) is largely about.

This pretty abstract audio journey includes the very popular 'Stairway to Heaven Cover Medley' as seen on WFMU's 'Beware the Blog' and heard on The Church of the Subgenius' 'Hour of Slack' radio show. Includes some 'Voicejail' material as well as well as Phineas talking about his psychological theories in an essay on hypomania.

The Uncut NSFW version includes material from the aborted Al Newport spoken word album 'Be Glad You Get to Die' as well as the 'lost' (and cannibalized) episodes called 'Brain Biscuit Bongo' and 'Multiple Instances'.

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All derived material in this program is used fairly, accredited, and transformed (remixed / fragmented / re-contextualized / re-worked) for the purpose of education, cultural reference, and to artistically capture the cultural conversation about the subject matter during the time of this program's creation.

This researched program is the result of an artistic and creative process, which can be documented, and is meant to be heard, and taken in its entirety. Payment is not a prerequisite fee in exchange for content in order to get this package but is considered a voluntary donation toward supporting the creative work and expense behind the program.

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released August 12, 2011

Phineas Narco; Alexander T. Newport; Ronald Redball; Al Watts;

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The National Cynical Network San Jose, California

The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media remix project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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