Blotted Science - 'The Animation Of Entomology'
Eclectic Electric 2011
Release date - October 4, 2011
Graphics by Richard Morley
Mastered by Jacob Hansen
Says Jarzombek: "We wanted to follow up ‘The Machinations of Dementia’
along some of the same lines of science and gore, and came up with a
killer concept and some great material with yet another 12-tone writing
system. I totally busted my ass syncing things up, carefully orchestrated
music to film, bug movies actually, and nit-picked notes to death on this
material until my fingers bleed and my brain nearly exploded. How
everything all falls into place I think is beyond incredible! Whether this
is the heaviest or most technical thing I've ever done, I don't really
know or care, but no other band/project is pulling off what we are doing
with this EP."
The follow-up to the band's highly acclaimed 2007 'The Machinations Of
Dementia' full-length album was produced and mixed by Ron Jarzombek and
recorded in San Antonio, TX, Tampa, FL, and V. Santura's (OBSCURA,
TRIPTYKON) Woodshed Studios in Landshut, Germany where the drums
were cut. Mastering duties were once again handled by Jacob Hansen
(VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark.
"This concept started to take shape in June of ’08 when BLOTTED
SCIENCE got together for the first time to rehearse and threw ideas around
for a 2nd CD. We wanted to score some kind of creepy horror film, and so
something was definitely abuzz… "
The idea of writing music that syncs up perfectly with clips of
disgusting insects and other creepy creatures was set in motion.
"After working with close to a dozen movie clips, it became apparent
that to do a full length CD, it would take far too long to complete.
You need to take in the fact that we are writing exclusively with a
12 tone system 100% of the time, so things get very detailed, nitpicky
and restricted. On the timing side of things... counts, measures, time
signatures and note subdivisions also now have to conform to frames per
second and more importantly match and coincide with what is onscreen.
Throw out any semblance of verses and choruses too while you’re at it.
Rather than have musical sections last a series of measures, some full
sections now last just a few counts. I’ve scored music to film before
with SPASTIC INK’s ‘A Wild Hare’ and ‘The Cereal Mouse’,
and Alex and I have written with a specific 12 tone system on
the first BLOTTED SCIENCE CD 'The Machinations Of Dementia',
but putting these two together has been brutally intense."