This new announcement from Brent, of Brent Amaker and the Rodeo:
Android Amaker started as a music collaboration between myself and Vox Mod. After we started work on the music and decided to bring in other Seattle artists as collaborators. P Smoov was first to come on board. He is producing the audio and will also be co-producing a music video with us. Frank Correa will be providing a series of six original photos loosely based on the back story which was written by Vox Mod. It's a multi-media project involving photography, music, film, and robots—and a sci-fi western concept record that's currently in production at the Robot Room in Seattle.
And the concept, goes something like this:
Soon after the inception of integrated A.I. and the Explosion of the Sun, Amaker's survival hinged upon a retreat to the far reaches of space and the melding of man and machine.
Decades of being on the run, brawls with space bandits, and encounters with alien overlords in the Final Frontier forced Amaker to forsake his Earthly body and upload his consciousness into a mechanical humanoid...
...Amaker now finds himself in remote dives on distilled moons, riddled with massive mining structures, unrecognizable as the man who once lived in a damp, green corner of the solar system. His memories of that place have long since corrupted and disintegrated from his operating systems. Amaker no longer considers himself an Earth man.
Countless extraterrestrial whiskeys, Thylaxian tobaccos, and other foreign contraband have all but eroded whatever humanity he had left. Yet, his voice rings true. His original vocal cords still reverberate throughout his bionic body, emanating electromagnetic waves in a flange-tinged echo. A hypersonic pulse that startles even the most terrifying Trorgian Wolf Clans.
For Android Amaker is The One, King of the Outer Galaxy.
Seven songs are already recorded. Watch for more on this project in the coming months. More on robots, technology, and the singularity, on AA's Twitter.