Megachannel Extratrerrestrial Array (known as META) was released as a CDr on March 15, 2000 to on the Total Zero label (TZCD03) in an edition of 99 copies. It was Phÿcus’ 2nd release on CDr, and 19th release overall.
The original plan was to eventually release this on vinyl, but after the financial disaster that was “X”, plans changed. Instead, Total Zero concentrated on releasing newer material. Musically, META takes the minimalism of “X” into even darker territory, inspired by the Wasteland events and the Ottawa duo of Otis Wound and Jester Sven.
Tracks on the original CD:
01 Take it To The Streets (META)
02 Transmolecularization (META)
03 Gdy Nadejdzie Ten Dzien (META)
04 Smash Out Satan (META)
05 Smash Out Satan II (META)
From the META sessions:
06 Megachannelling (META)
07 Mystery Surgery Theatre (META)
08 The Day Will Come (META)
The “dub” version of Gdy Nadejdzie Ten Dzien. Appeared on the compilation CD “Destroyed Photograph”, released by Impulse to Injury Recordings, 2001. This was the last Phÿcus track to be officially released.
Recorded at The Clown Pad, Ottawa, 1999:
09 The Most Beautiful Day In The World (META)
Appeared on the compilation cassette “Cosmic Noise Volume 3”, released by Wreck-Age recordings, 1999.
10 Take It To The Streets – Demo (META)
11 Transmolecularization - Demo (META)
12 Megachannelling - Demo (META)
released March 15, 2000
Brian Damage – Roland S-550 Sampler and Sequencer, Casio CZ-1, Moog MG-1, Rebirth Software (04), Acetone Rhythm Ace (07), Vocals (01, 05, 08, 10)
Bill Abominog – Metal
Steve Markowsky – Metal and Power Tools
Jester Sven (Dave Brown) – Roland Juno 60 (low frequency specialist), Feedback Devices
Otis Wound (Jason Chambers) – Roland Jupiter-8 (high frequency specialist), Electric Hammers, Drum Machine (06, 12)
Jacek, The Doom Hammer – Lyrics and Vocals (03, 08)
James Hamilton – Sonic Blasts
Chloë Lum - Screams
Rob Gauvin – Recording Engineer
Recorded August 7, 8 and 9, 1999 Studio DnA, Montreal.
Cover art by Brian Damage.
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