CLOAKING DEVICE

a sprawling 25-song avant-pop album with electronic gender-bending by Rappahannock County's hometown hero, Cy Nothing Parker

SUBJECT TO CHANGE // TBA // TBD
1. Somehow I Will Always Love You
2. Living's Not So Bad
3. Woke Up
4. It Helps Me If you Leave
5. Before I Got Here
6. Promenade Interlude
7. You'll Get Through This
8. America's Calling
9. Beautiful Me
10. Hey Let's Get Messed Up
11. untitled
12. The True Story of the Depressed Robot Who Didn't Love Their S.O. Anymore
13. You (But You're Still Not Myself)
14. Hero Interlude
14. You (But You're Still Not Myself)
16. Love Will Keep Us Together
17. Oh Wait I Always Wait
18. Seriously I Love You
19. Roll High Interlude
20. The Way That They Explain it
21. Two People With No Head
22. This Isn't As Hard
23. Sparkler Interlude
24. Will This Really Help
25. He Pushed Them All Away

Perfect for anyone who is falling apart on the inside but keeping up a brave face! I know that's how I felt when I wrote these songs!

release date JULY AUG 2017

Great news is that it's gonna be distributed on physical CD for free to anyone who wants it enough, or who wants it enough to pay $20 --whichever is more believable.

This album will be coming out one-track-per-day for the duration of July 1-25th. (Yes I am missing some of those deadlines. No big deal. An album is late for a while but bad forever.) Prior to that, songs will be available for free streaming as they are completed. See tracklist for links.

The physical CD release and formal album release are still TBA but I already paid for the production run.

coming July 2017 to BandCamp, Spotify, YouTube, et al.
--but most importantly
CD-ROM, former format of the future

tracklist

(subject to change cuz this album is still crossing the finish line)


1. Somehow I Will Always Love You
2. Living's Not So Bad
3. Woke Up
4. It Helps Me If You Leave
5. Before I Got Here
6. Promenade Interlude
7. You'll Get Through This
8. America's Calling
9. Beautiful Me
10. Hey Let's Get Messed Up
11. untitled
12. The True Story of the Depressed Robot Who Didn't Love Their S.O. Anymore
13. You (But You're Still Not Myself)
14. Hero Interlude
15. Hey Now We Like You
16. Love Will Keep Us Together
17. Oh Wait I Always Wait
18. eriously I Love You
19. Roll High Interlude
20. The Way That They Explain It
21. Two People With No Head
22. This Isn't as Hard
23. Sparkler Interlude
24. Will This Really Help
25. He Pushed Them All Away

Songs that are complete and ready for release are available on BandCamp. Click song titles to listen



WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS IT!?!?!?
: punk : synthpop : electropop
: experimental : indie : folk
: melodic pop

credits

all songs are written, sequenced, arranged, sung, mixed, and produced by me, Cy Nothing Parker, 2017

all songs are mastered by eMastered automated mastering service in collaboration with Cy Nothing Parker, certified human

disc reproduction by Atomic Disc

Front cover artwork is commissioned by American Monsters author, Rose Szabo. All other artwork and art direction is by super-serious living artist, Cy Nothing Parker, however many of the illustrations are adapted from images in the public domain and therefore are used freely without attribution

Ben Franklin said that acknowledging copyrights really gets in the way of enjoying the work, so just know that everything was intentional and approved by me, a singular creative identity you can totally identify with: Cy Nothing Parker

front cover art

Front artwork commissioned from artist, academic, author and long-time friend, the rad Rose Szabo.

Buy Rose's comic, "American Monsters" on Etsy

compact disc art


the left image was created by digitally combining a 2009 painting and a 2016 painting. The right image features only the 2016 painting. All by beloved American treasure, Cy Nothing Parker.

video interview

video interview with regular-strength genius
CY NOTHING PARKER
coming soon!

FAQ


What font is that?

It's League Spartan by the League of Moveable Type.
I like how it makes anything look like an important old movie.


Why $20?

$20 is the most anyone's ever convinced me to give them on the spot. In this day and age, buying music is basically a courtesy and what I'm really saying is give me $20 out of the goodness of your heart, please.


Who made this website? How?

I made it myself out of pure HTML and CSS with many many tabs of w3schools open.


Why public domain art? Can't you use your own drawings?

I like trawling through the art of the past. I like appreciating the imagery given to us by cultures that came before us. Someday I will be dead and everything I make will be public domain. When that happens, I hope people still use things that I made. I don't care if they give credit or not. I'm just hoping some of my content is still emotionally resonant to the humans (or robots or aliens) of 2110.

I love my art tho and I use it sometimes.


What instruments are on this album?

It's all voice and computer-- and a little bit of jinglebells and tambourine. This is the future and the star is the computer. What's amazing is what I can make my computer do. I don't even use any pirated software. My DAW is Reaper and everything else I use is freeware.


How can I get started making my own electronic music?

Get the free trial of Reaper and look up on Wikipedia what major scales and chords are. There's really a lot to learn but you have to get started somewhere and you shouldn't procrastinate on starting.


What does America mean to you?

Celebrating all the benefits of imperialism and corporate rule but claiming we don't do those things and it's very bad to do those things so nobody else better do those things but lookie at all the goodies we acquired when we did those things.

Praise be unto Pepsi and Yum! Corp. and Coca Cola.


What do you stand for?

You can use your imagination to make a mark on the world. Computers can help you turn your imagination into a vision people can believe in. The future of humanity is cyborg dream-makers.

ALSO: I want to be a robot and my favorite shape is the triangle.


Who are your big influences musically?

Honestly, I'd love to tell you about all of them but it'd take forever. I try to steal from a wide variety of places, like Picasso or David Bowie did, but I don't steal that much from either of them in particular. Originality is really important but it's a pitfall to have too much. People need something likable and familiar to be brought along to anything new.

Some people tell me that my stuff sounds pretty eighties but that's not really on purpose. I'm not here to make nostalgic throwback kitsch. I'm expressing myself and trying to create theatrics and beauty with the tools that I know how to use.



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SPECIAL THANKS

this album wouldn't have been possible without Rae Gaedke JR, Brian Ross I, Adam Haase, Stevie Ross, Michael Haase-Ketola, Jessica Haase-Ketola, Emily Hasselman, Justin Kendall, Dilip Venkateswaran, Benjamin Lebeau, Mitchell Ames, Emma Dodd-Henze, Aaron Oyster, Forrest Marquisse, Ted Pellegatta, Aron Csoka, Kyle Dean, McKinley Groves, Eric Stansbury, Sam Peacock, Mohammad Z, Jasmin M, Amanda Taylor, Rose Szabo, U Got It, Andrew Mallas, Andrew Davies, Mo Nym, Josie B, Bear Phillips, Kaydee, M Casey Anderson, Scott Silauzis, Abigail H, & definitely other people who have not yet been added to this list.



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