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by Fiction City

A story of mental disorder evolution in the head of a common shy urban outsider, which turns him into a serial killer who is hunting young women. A mixture of both "dreamy" and "hard electronics" atmospheres is deep and unstable as schizophrenia itself.
Genre: Electronic: Synthpop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introspective Activity
3:47 $0.99
2. Neon Face
4:06 $0.99
3. Nova
6:44 $0.99
4. Rain
8:24 $0.99
5. Neon Face (Dj Frenklin Minimal Mix)
4:57 $0.99
6. Introspective Activity (Archos Impulse Reconvertation)
4:34 $0.99
7. Neon Face (Saro Mix)
5:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
This is the debut EP of Fiction City. Nova is a complete story of turning a typical introvert, one of millions, into a horrible maniac that lures women into his house, where he tortures them and feeds his victims with their own flesh. The 1st-person narration coherently goes through all the tracks making the EP an example of a "concept-album". Inspired by classical literature (such as "The Collector") and real-life incidents, Nova describes a nightmare that may start inside every single person you know. Perhaps that nice lady, who works with you in the same office, has something more unusual than old clothes & xmas stuff in her basement?

Fiction City creates very atmospheric and at the same time clearly-formed electronic music, putting together ambient soundscapes and groovy beats, hallucinogenic female voices and psychotic male vocals, avant-garde electronic genres and "traditional" structures. As the album goes, the music morphs from highly depressive psy-ambient and IDM to exploding electro-rock and even techno. This is definitely not a background music, this is something from the world of mind games. Follow it, and you will be impressed by the depth of the rabbit's hole.



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Fiction City - Nova
April 2011
Downtempo electronic/rock concept EP.
Nova presents a moody post electro-rock journey through mental unravelling. Programmed beats drive the music, mostly a range of shady, crunchy trip-hop grooves in the four original tracks, apart from the driving rock-techno of Neon Face. A disquieting, post-apocalyptic atmosphere pervades this EP with plenty of attention given to building up unsettling ambient introductions and disconcerting peripherals. Brooding melodic synth lines and guitar phrases underpin the vocal surface detail where the often slightly remote male vocals talk-sing deep in the mix with an unhinged confidence or garble, strongly effected and harsh. The remixes are quite varied: the flickering, disjointed glitch beat of Introspective Activity - Archos Impulse Reconvertation using the source material as ambient atmospherics; the trancey thud of Dj Frenklin's Minimal Mix of Neon Face; the second remix of Neon Face from Saro is quite a heavy, digital grunge piece that drifts off briefly into minimal dark ambience in the mid portion.

The front cover of Nova centres on a lustrous mosaic butterfly form that has the appearance of dark blue, polished gem stones. The digital copy comes with a series of hand painted images with something of a surrealist nature created by the bands visual artist DF. The dark themes of the music are each portrayed visually - one picture per track. The cover butterfly makes a reappearance on the image for the title track and can be traced to its source in the lyrics. These are also provided for each track of the EP. The package is completed with a series of photographs of the band shot with projected imagery casting vivid light forms on the faces of the duo.

Fictioncity is a four piece outfit including two musicians, a visual artist, and a video engineer that logically is as much interested in imagery as they are the sounds of their work. Working the region where rock meets electronica, the project often follows a musical composition with an artwork and sometimes a video. Their first serious release, Nova includes four original tracks and three collaborative recordings drawing on the talents of artists & DJs from the U.S., Europe and Russia. The music can be heard on the Fictioncity website which also hosts a range of visuals and free downloads as well as biographical information on each member of the band.