BLOTTED SCIENCE - 'The Animation Of Entomology'
Eclectic Electric 2011
Release date - October 4, 2011

Ron Jarzombek - Guitars, programming
Alex Webster - Bass
Hannes Grossmann - Drums

Graphics by Richard Morley
Mastered by Jacob Hansen



Described as "a cross between CANNIBAL CORPSE, SPASTIC INK, and a Bugs Bunny cartoon", 'The Animation Of Entomology' takes Jarzombek's fascination with animated cartoons and creepy crawlies to a whole new level. Having experimented with writing complex pieces of music to sync up with movie sequences in the past with his previous outfit SPASTIC INK, the concept has now been applied to BLOTTED SCIENCE over the course of 7 songs and a total of 24 minutes of music.

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.

Ron

ronjarzombek.com