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Terrible Spaceship rediscovers media from the past and resuscitates it into a modern music and video multimedia experience. Utilizing samples and live instrumentation for its original scores, the band has been described by the Chicago Tribune as “equally influenced by Danny Elfman, Portishead and Orson and H.G. Welles.” (http://bit.ly/t6anLo). The band’s first record, “Invaders: 1938,” which tells the tale of the War of the Worlds as presented by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater company, is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon. The second record, “Zontar, the Thing from Venus” is a forgotten ridiculous 70′s sci-fi / horror film spun into a massive pseudo-electronic high energy dance party. Zontar was released upon the world at the Adler Planetarium on Oct. 16th, 2014. It is available on bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon, as well as streaming everywhere.
It’s been called retro-futurist dance music. Apocalyptic swing. Ambient synthetic horror pop. A terrifying story you can dance to.
It’s Terrible Spaceship.
The AV Club
“Members of Chicago’s top working and original music bands come together frequently to let loose in an open-ended environment. The format is ever-changing because of musician schedules (think of it as a “Saturday Night Live” sort of band), which also contributes to its carefree sound. Despite a rotating cast of characters, this collective always delivers a wildly organic and original sound with a different approach to the music each time it is played”
Chicago Writers Syndicate