Technical Whale is the collaboration between JohnAnthony Gastaldo and myself. It was conceived some time ago by JA as the next wave in music: combining electronic-influenced music with whale sounds. The idea was brought up on a number of occassions, and in a creative burst a few months ago, some depth was added to the idea.
In the current Technical Whale concept, we follow the story of a young whale. He is captured (anguish) and made subject to experiments to read his mind (pain). In the process, he is connected to the global computer network. As a tribute to recent discussions, let just say this has a surprise ending.
Musically, this new concept expands upon the original musical notion. However, the whale sounds are not real, but created through chaotic electric and bass guitar feedback and cheap electronic gadgets and manipulation. This is married to sythesized beats of the techo and jungle variety, created by a number of contributors.
The story develops over an arc of nine or ten songs. However, in the latest incarnation, the songs alternate between the perspective of the whale and his captors. The whale represented by the aforementioned mostly instrumental music, with occassional abstract vocals, and the captors represented by proto-punk-metal insanity.
However, with various DVD projects in the works, a deadline of completion of the TMINM album in sight, a technical book due in a few months, and other project too numerous to detail here, Technical Whale will sit on shelf until a future time.