Usurper of Modern Medicine: 'Everything is Nothing' Album and Augmented Reality Application
Second Full Length Album by Usurper of Modern Medicine, expanding upon the experimental post-rock sounds of their debut 'Omniliberation' released in 2014. When released in July 2017, the album was accompanied by an Augmented Reality Application that transformed the Vinyl edition of the record into an interactive game.
Augmented Reality App Directed by Steven Aaron Hughes
Creative Coding by Steve Berrick
Artwork by Liam Dee
USURPER OF MODERN MEDICINE Everything is Nothing [ALBUM]
An evolution from their 2014 debut LP Omniliberation, Usurper of Modern Medicine present their second album Everything is Nothing out now (Independent/MGM), which includes an interactive 3D listening experience in augmented reality.
If Perth post-rock/experimental/ electronic trio Usurper of Modern Medicine is a band of musical healers, consider this new album a prescription for transcendence.
More than two years in the making, Everything is Nothing is a kaleidoscope of otherworldly sounds, melding the rhythmic temperament of krautrock with Usurper of Modern Medicine’s (UOMM) penchant for maximalist soundscapes, psychedelic chaos, interstellar space rock, and shimmering synthesisers.
Opening track and current single House of Reps unfurls at a breakneck speed, in stark contrast to the machinations of its namesake. It’s a prismatic flurry of glimmering synths flooding over the pulsating basslines and faraway, reverberating vocals of frontman Steven Aaron Hughes, like the soundtrack to a journey through a hall of mirrors.
Keeping with UOMM’s penchant for cross-platform art experiences, Everything is Nothing is an experience that extends far beyond its 9 tracks and 50 minutes of music.
In the first music-based App of its kind, each vinyl copy of Everything is Nothing will be accompanied by an augmented reality application. Designed by Hughes in collaboration with Perth surrealist painter Liam Dee and coder Steve Berrick, the App turns Everything is Nothing into an interactive experience rendering Dee's artwork in dynamic 3D. Purchase the vinyl, download the application to your iOS or Android device and point your camera at your turntable to begin the rhythmic touch and sensor-based game.
Since forming in 2010, UOMM have carved out a niche as master manipulators of light and sound, in the process solidifying a reputation as one of Western Australia’s most compelling live acts with a audio-visual experience that’s seen them share stages with MONO, Wire, Holy Fuck, and Lightning Bolt, tour Japan and appear at New Zealand’s Camp A Low Hum
The limited edition 12” vinyl and AR App is available to order now from:
Augmented Reality Application Download Links
Label: Independent / MGM
Pre-order vinyl & AR App: usurperofmodernmedicine.bandcamp.com
EVERYTHING IS NOTHING
House of Reps
Mercury in Motionless Space Intercyclical
Miley C and the Diamond Tea Vaseline Submarine
Everything is Nothing
STEVEN AARON HUGHES / CAMERON GEORGE / MATTHEW BAIRSTOW
PRODUCED BY ALYIAN
RECORDED BY UOMM AT NEWCASTLE ST, GALAXIAL ACID & JELLY SOUND 2015/2016
MIXED BY KIERAN KENDERESSY
MASTERED AT KING WILLY SOUND
ARTWORK BY LIAM DEE
P & C UOMM 2017
Everything is Nothing LP (2017)
Omnliberation LP (2014)
Turbo Handshake EP (2012)
Acid Chess EP (2011)
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