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Ladies and gentlemen,

The Institute for Monkey and Ape Distress is pleased to announce that our Baboon Torture Division has produced a brand new album. Intitled, Electric Ukulele Land, the album begins with lengthy one-man-band segment featuring the sounds of Steve Biloba’s mouth, his electric ukulele, and a drum machine. Using excessive audio effects processing, the ukulele is manipulated to sound like a screaming guitar, a funky bass, and a cosmic string section simultaneously. All the while Steve sings about the struggles and joys of living in strange times. After a singalong, he is joined by former bassist Pocketron XP and circuit bending wizard, Big Tex as they improvise new grooves to go over the drums and effects that were used in the first few solo songs.

Please find your way down the stairs, past the refreshments and on your left is the Bandcamp store where you can preview or procure any of these new works. We do urge visitors to make a charitable purchase to ensure the longevity and profitability of I.M.A.D.


Appropriate keywords associated with these recordings are (in order)

Stoner rock, pop punk, industrial, suicide rock, space rock, classic rock, experimental.

 The Baboon Torture thanks everyone who tuned in and participated in the livestream chat as the album was recorded last night. That show has been archived at the following link.

Steve Biloba has cooked up a fresh batch of ukulele songs for you and is pleased to announce an upcoming album titled Electric Ukulele Land.

You can watch live as a whole album is recorded from start to finish on Youtube. With the magic of computers, a plethora of guitar effects such as wah wah, loopers, and uke-tracking synthesizers have been automated ahead of time and synced to a drum track. It’s like having a dozen chipmunk sized sound engineers operating the knobs and switches on a pedal-board to sculpt the raw ukulele twangs into a wide array of sounds to fit many genres.

With the effects automated, Steve Biloba is ready to do the inadvisable; to record this entire album in one unbroken take in front of the whole internet. When Steve runs out of written material, the drums and effects will loop back to the beginning of the album. Then Steve and friends will then improvise new material over the same Ableton set, but played faster.

This will be happening in the evening on the eve of Christmas Eve; Dec 23rd, 8:00PM PST, 11 EST

Although it is a live broadcast, a video recording will be available at the same web address afterwards.

A high quality render of the recording will be available on Bandcamp the next day.