Rubber O Cement
rubber (() cement: nasa technologies applied to cardboard with a 'd' setting.
Coalescing into a specific burning vision in 1994 Rubber (() Cement was put together as a direct idea for a super science future that will happen. The next technological breakthroughs are realized in a zero-tech way with the emulation of the unrealized 'next step' with the actual "vision" existing in the present (picture a cargo cult with stats on NASA industries). The first experiment was to build a Computer that plays music and looks like it's doing something.
Historically Rubber (() Cement came out of a few shows: one in L.A. with Speculum Fight, and a Japan tour where there was going to be 10 tape release, all at once, with stacks of comics, action figures, trading cards all from the closing of "Comics and Cosmos" who filled up their sales bins with nickle items. Wanting to redistribute this mega closeout overseas, a roadie job opened for some ingrates in a rock band. Since then the bowel has kept rolling down the technological chromo-hill into the mercury ocean of endless alumino-butyl face welding. Flakes chipped away to a core of faulty keramik iron-consistency, Rubber (() Cement persists years later. This is particular live visual assemblage is the antithesis of nescient paint-sperm masterpieces smaller than most microbe canvases (note mid point close up of below for petri-shuttle) played out on a Los Angeles sound stage. The off camera Motherboard Superiors are crossing themselves in a solid state soldery light source pattern giving an aura of "first omega book prophecy" to the ManOSores (off timeline, unbeliever, and inadvertantly) powering the onstage stint you use your exposed ocular nerves to interprete with rapt persuasion. It really is up to you to "read" the signs and gestures here to your audio reception-mix. This presentation is coming in contact with a visual bleach blanded ketone solvent that your loose sockets are watching while the individual mouse clicker, would spray paint the entire facial/chest area with an acetone cleaner for maximum excitement-fury inner brain counter attack.
The mainstage computer, CIMEVOX 30084, could shake and twirl it's reel to reels while playing some of the most tortured synthesizer sounds [sounding like it's doing something]. Wing motherboards were put on later to let it process more information, but after a show in Chicago they melted the innards of the CIMEVOX. It's in the basement of the club still there after a full computer life of 2 years of use. The second experiment was to present a wheel footed self sustaining food maker, as a human being. The arms were to be long corn cobs and the feet [with training wheels] would act like a 7 ton Mack Truck cab. D-Tech:"This was a little too much to start on so we compromised to making overly large cargo cult gene-spliced infant feet that have more power and energy for the active adult. "
Next up on the mainstage: the human head! It can store only so much information (4 tetrabytes) within it's small dome. A cube shape is not only 'functional' it looks good and can stack easily at night next to other cubes depending on the amount of money invested for memory. We replaced the head of front 'man', A-Gene-rack, with a cube and sewed thru suture and piano wire an ear on it --to give a not so horrific alien look to the cube. On top of the cube we put groper bat wings to act as an auguement for the orthoptic failure of the cube [remember the ear is just for looks] and at the joint of the wing spines there are actual tiny fly eyes that send irregular information to the cube in stuttering 01 morse code. A-Gene-rack is semi blind with all these additions.
This head is constantly updated. A newer head for the more developed shows are of a vat grown bat mixed with K+Ataphase protein in different amounts to make a larger efficient head. This (newest) head, grown three times, produced 3 beautiful faces with sensitive 'bat-radar' eye-ears and 'teeth' that are actual mini map memory sticks of every place that the Gene-rack has been, and the list of every note that was played at every show set. Fantastic!!! Out of the back of our main "walker" experiment are jetplane fuselage tines that give the over large infant feet a "push". They unfortunately can only be operated in open air/outdoor venues.
Other experiments that Rubber (() Cement has worked on are audio,listed here: CAPACITOR: The first vinyl effort of Rubber (()... where the studio became the instrument along with some very old synthesizers thrown in at the last minute alongside a drummer and vocalist. This was intended to raise money for 'science.' RESISTOR: A shared vinyl forage with Chicago act 'Panicsville' intended to advance the medical field by supplying 'emotionless' sounds for a backdrop of educational classes. There is a drummer and vocalist hired for this effort also. HEATED EXPRESSION OF THE CRAWLYCULE: Rubber O Cement teams up with the foot and 'com-pu' block sound class outfit: Truck Van Rental. Together they crafted an array of structured sounds that were to be set to outdoor science exhibitions. This cd came in a comic book to make it attractive to the younger audience.
10 CDs also released:
THYLAKOID HUBCAPS AND CHLOROBLAST: Originally intended as a music score for a dance company bringing legless astronauts into the confines of 'statistical' training boxes. This turned out being not a musical show at all. The people who actually ended up with it were some Russian kids who fooled the makers in Rubber (() into sending the master tape to 'A Russian Cosmonaut' in Mexico to set the sounds to a space training film (unmade). Years later, after the group realized they were hoaxed by these kids, the 'new improved' version was assembled (from memory), and released first in Japan '99. HIGH SPEED ELECTRONIC CARDBOARD: Signed to Toyo Records, this was the hit recording that made the radio stations take notice. KFJC seemed to pick up the soiled sounds early on, but more mainstream programmers began to realize the horror they could accost people with by playing track 8-12 on this solid state wonder. Utilizing super science structures as inspiration and live performances this is pure hitsville from beginning to end! In the release of SHAMEFUL, EFFECTUAL, MASTERBATTALION Rubber (() Cement took on an old tour mate to round out some of the sounds. His name is James 'Twig' Harper. With his twitch and froth additives to the usual fare of Rubber (() throb and whine you will hear a new audio relationship never heard before on this planet! Phosphates are hearded virtually into the shapes of warriors and skull flourides. Must be heard to be believed... MELANCHOLY PETRI MUSE, SI-SI-SI: This, with the audio teamwork of SF's Tender Morsels, and international recording legend Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Rubber (() Cement has pushed out a golden log of audio experiments. Much of this cd has been taken from weeks of recording and finally ends with a short petri-muse video for computer play only. Notice in this release that the microphone is placed in a petri dish where everyone all tried to grow the perfect muse. Failure to actually succeed in this experiment resulted in some really good sounds...
KAISER LANGERHAN'S HYSTERICAL CYTOSINE: number one on the charts at KUSF during Novemeber 2004, this was the fastest cd ever recorded by the band. It is a mood cd that should be listened to with a loved one, preferably something under a microscope on a glass slide. The artwork portrays a Cytosine rampage rally seen thru the eyes of the Langerhan's royal medical family under heavy medication. 1995 The CLUSTO PUMP: A simple used shoe with a cassette of Rubber O Cement's music that mixed with the instructions allows the listener super human 'feets'. The Din 1.02 Released in 1996 CASSETTE: Released with a drug test kit allows you to get into a motor cycle wreck and monitor your intake of kitchen chemicals for treatment. The FLAWGE-TOGGLER: This joystick and patch kit of bat wings and wires allowed the buyer to assemble his and her angle monitor planes that worked on algea and garbage. It came with a calm tone cd or cassette. More information on other releases coming soon... (partial list here: )
Rubber (() Cement has toured Europe with acts like Wolf Eyes and Nautical Almanac.
They have made 8 tours through Japan, and played coast to coast in the USA repeatedly. Bay area shows have had them playing with Karla LaVey who is the talented organist from The First Satanic Church, top Northern Hemisphere witch, and daughter of Anton LaVey, author of 'The Satanic Bible'. Also sharing a stage with them was Violent Onsen Geisha at Club Uplink in Tokyo. There are now seven cds in print, 2 lps, one out of print and several videos and comps scattered over the years. DEFINITION: When a car tire can read the script of black cement via the heiroglyphs scribed directly onto the cusp of the outer rubber that is R(()C *. A regular R(()C is constructed from hard-wired looped logic, encoded in the sentient being of the tire itself, much the way that a computer processor works. This attritive beast is inflexible and so regular de-informized tires are only used generally for programs that are static (not changing) and mass-produced. This semi-available futurist product is analagous to a commercial tire that you purchase in an auto store. Modern (aught) tires have little to do with sentinent quality and vision or reading. They live secular lives without being given meaning by any higher being. All this is changing...
There is also the sophmoric version rubber (() cement. this is revealed in the skull sample of a younger crowd, say 50's doo wop back seat types, who showed less variation in all occlusal variables on the word. They throw it around their heads like a de-virginized patient's loin sleeve. A new leaf of joy. a loinal rubber made of cement used on a strip mine hole.
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Ever want to hear a rocket engine taking off with the influence of Strauss, P16.D4 and Penderecki? you can now!
- What is the NASA-d Rubber (() Cement esthetic, how does it tie in with "our" world's future?
We have a good idea what the future is going to be like by watching a lot of short movies on the computers tv screen about cardboard, systems failing and cars losing body parts. Most celled things will probably be rolling with face or ankle rockets. We have the "derogatouring" version of NASA which has very little budget, overhead, and untrained personnel that make up an alternative view of the present version of the space program. The human augment/computer systems we have set up at live shows get people all worked up and excited. Not many people get to see the future the way it will be right now. Some have said we have "CRYSTAL BALLS", but actually if you think about it we will either be in reflective foil tents eating our own shit, or semi humans as rolling solar panels in autokeramik brain holders. We sort of hope for the latter, but accept the tent with poo idea as a "not in my lifetime!!" scenario.
- What is your dream of the future if you were to design a few thing to steer the world in a better direction?
The solar panels replacing the hair should be a big step in getting your ankle chassis system set up for ankle foot wheels. Walk outside, your foot takes off in the direction you want it to go while you collect bugs in your mouth for breakfast. Most internal digestion systems will include poison and poison filtration so you can sort out the insecticide laden critters.
For those who are directionless people who gravitate to loneliness, it would be great to have a brain dip group superoxid dismatastetrunk. All that extra work space for a larger brain housing.......on wheels. You can get them grey matter brain masses stacked up in a row, in a cylinder, with an airscoop on top, and all terrain tires at the bottom.
Another thing you will see is old discarded tires (they will not disintegrate for 400, 000, 000 years) being turned into "nano machine protein loops". One can get some wacky protein stack looped on itself, the prion cell will work as it just goes and grows, stick a pentagon muscle in the middle, and a GPS system crammed inside that, and let em rip. This disease powered roller will be the device to haul all your interstate trucking and cross country furniture moving.
In the skies you will probably see something akin to the Human Dirigible. Those with vertigo could see themselves walking down a moist tunnel while soft monkeys reach out to pet at the traveler in a vertigivirtual reality goggle system. Since the magnetic fields are going to kill themselves in the next 50 years they will be employed to the fullest, sucked dry possibly, guiding folks via metal cavity fillings or even chrome painted toe nails to destinations.
- The future ought to be pretty interesting, but what about pollution? That's a big problem that will get worse as the population doubles.
There really isn't much help for pets in an over polluted world. If you keep up with computers you can watch species dying off from different tinctures of poisons out there. Sensitive monitor chips will probably keep some of the worlds cats and dogs alive, but the same chips will be responsible for creating a ceramic muscle mold of your animal and take on a different "better" identity. These can also act as refrigerators too.
Pollution will be auctioned off like purities of gold. You have some aged Dow chem horror pesticide from 1977? Classic!! People gather around to see someone drink the damn thing creating a living (or dying) container for the next generation to gawk at.
The human stomach can digest minerals like zinc. That's almost crazy. New parasites and diseases will be able to break down elements of modern day death-spray to muscle tissue, or you just die-live in glory. People will be digging through garbage dumps in the future (for a price) because they are "masterpieces" of the past. Stocks will mostly be based on garbage mass.
- You don't see the precious metals market being a basis for stock optioning or...
Metals will be easily accessed as the earth turns into swiss cheesecloth, the asteroids are de-nickled, and false composite metals will pile up competing for the spiderweb market (medical/clothing) or the dino tooth market (all buildings will be made from the lizard gene that perfected itself over 160 million years). A glass petri dish will be worth more than a few gold palaces...unless they are filled with garbage over 100 years old. Security landscoops will likely be following the richer people on Earth around with garbage pile royalty robes.
*'''(() = car tire glyph