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From: AZ, United States

Genre:
Rock, Instrumental, Blues, Jazz, Metal, Fusion

ACIDMYERS is Mark Smith, All Guitars and Michael Myers, Bass and Keyboards.


After years of paying dues in many different bands in the Chicago land area and across several different cities throughout California, ACIDMYERS formed in Southern California to create music as diverse and eclectic as their individual tastes. They set out to reclaim their love of music, and were determined to make music that celebrates the creative process that can be both invigorating and inspirational when not forced through the rigid, debilitating filter of the music industry. An industry and a business model that by design must be subservient to the bottom line and will always be grossly imbalanced in favor of marketing, image, and profit over artistic integrity, musical growth and exploration.


The music of ACIDMYERS is an adventurous, wide-ranging mix of Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Fusion, New Age, Acoustic, and whatever else floats through their untethered, willing hands. Their first CD, Worlds Unknown is available now in all the usual outlets (iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc.), and the band is currently at work on their second CD, which should be ready sometime in 2012. Thank you for listening.


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4:29 am

Monday morning

January

Southern California


Out on the East coast

People preparing for the new day and week ahead

Shoveling out from the snow and cold

Makes them wonder why they ever chose to live there in the first place

Out on the West coast

People blissfully asleep

Warm, peaceful, oblivious

Two minutes later………

Apocalyptic confusion

Glass breaking, children screaming, walls moving

Bridges falling, buildings collapsing, and the earth is

Moaning.....

Screaming.....

Angry, intense, violent, deadly

Something dark swallows Eden and then immediately spits it back out

Paradise is transformed and turns to Hell in less than 30 seconds

Nothing will ever be the same

But then again, nothing ever is


Floods, fires, riots, earthquakes, unrest

Southern California in the early 90s

A time of change, upheaval, chaotic energy, and new direction

Amidst the fire, smoke, rubble, and ash, a tiny spark is ignited

Two families move to the high desert north of L.A.

And unwittingly become not only Neighbors, but friends

They are destined to remain "Neighbors"

Even as they move 400, and then 2,000 miles away


The nucleolus of ACIDMYERS,

A Bass player and a guitar player, begin to "jam".

Their influences already more than 2,000 miles apart

Blues, Jazz, and Pop

Compared to Heavy Metal and Hard Rock

One Red and the other Blue

Alone, they were destined to create one dimensional works

Songs that were either completely red or completely blue

However, together they were able to mix and create

other alchemistic shades and colors

And every so often, they were able to magically create yellow

And were thereby armed with a multi-dimensional rainbow,

Allowing them to create art that resonated simply in that

moment.


It was an exercise in creativity

Beats and rhythms

Chords and individual notes

Melodies and harmonies

Inspired by the moment

And then immediately swallowed by the next

Songs that were brazen, lithe, and free

Songs that would float aimlessly

And then vanish into the dry, vast, California night air

Or perhaps linger in that space indefinitely like friendly ghosts

Waiting to touch future friends, families, and generations

And wrap them in enchanted, warm surprise

Sprung from the essence that made those notes sing and echo

when they were originally created


It was a time of friendship

Good times, good food, good drink

Laughter, exploration, and growth

We shared the bread and tasted the wine

It was everything that has brought us to this point

Music is freedom, Music is life, Music is salvation

Music is the path to transcendence

Music is God