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613 Visual Audio Sensory Theater by VAST

Visual Audio Sensory Theater

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Fred Maher, Jon Crosby

Benedictine monks, an 18-piece orchestra, and sampled vocal choirs mix with electronic drum loops and guitars on VAST's ambitious debut

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Jon Crosby, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist at the helm of VAST, was a well-regarded guitarist as a teen who signed a record deal with Elektra at just seventeen years old. On the debut, Crosby takes 90s industrial rock in the vein of Nine Inch Nails or Stabbing Westward and layers unexpected sounds, like Benedictine monks and Bulgarian women's choirs, to create haunting soundscapes that compliment his wide vocal range that can belt it out or croon with equal effectiveness. Visual Audio Sensory Theater is a true album, with extended intros and subtle connective tissue running throughout the record that will divide listeners today just as it did in 1998.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - The Niles Edge
  • 18:42 - I'm Dying
  • 21:56 - Here
  • 32:13 - Dirty Hole
  • 40:24 - Touched
  • Outro - Pretty When You Cry

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