Genre: Rock, best listened to as a story, concept rock-theatre
House of Not: works largely in obscurity, working the craft of storytelling and music. So what's the story? Nexter is 18 and feeling a little brainwashed, a little heartbroken & a bit downtrodden. The forces from above, (boss? parents? the Man? the System?) are pushing down hard. What's a guy to do but...take the trip. "The Walkabout of A. Nexter Niode" is a rock odyssey about that trip. Is there a woman? Yes. Is there a vicious, powerful oppressor standing in the way? Yup. He's called Schadenfreude, and he is pretty much in the news everyday (one dude or another, interchangeable really). So if you feel like taking the trip, join the wayfarer Nexter, his lovely muse Silk, in their journey to the House of Not, where questions are well asked.
House of Not was formed in 2002 to record and perform a five part rock odyssey called "The Walkabout of A. Nexter Niode". The House of Not project is written and created by Brian Erikson (Vocals, Keyboards & Orchestration). Produced, Mixed & Guitars by Ken O'Gorman with supporting guitars from Lou Roppoli and House Guests: Dee Brown, Eric Stever, Omar Ales and numerous other gracious contributors. Part III of this opus was released July 15, 2012 entitled "On the Madness of Crowds".
Best listened to as a story...where each song contributes to the journey, and each album contributes to the overall five album odyssey.
Please visit http://www.houseofnot.com and listen to the story at your whim from the first three parts of this five part rock odyssey. Take your time and enjoy.