INTRODUCING BIOGRAPHY of L.I.G.O. (LIGO means “Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Interferometer”)
L.I.G.O. (“Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Interferometer”) is an extreme metal band from Krasnodar (South Russia) formed back in 2003 by a group of musicians seeking to play a quintessence of metal music genres. The band’s lyrics, essentially compilative, too, mainly addresses the simple yet inexhaustible concepts like inter- and parapersonal interaction between human beings along with such everlasting constants as life and death. L.I.G.O. members have no illusions as to the fate of mankind and make no secret of this scepticism of theirs. However, they do their best not to be slaves to the misanthropic stereotypes that dominate most metal bands’ lyrics. Making an evident emphasis on scientific terminology, L.I.G.O. wishes to make yet another step away from the clichés the extreme music is invariably associated with. At times, scientific vocabulary becomes excessive, yet the band does not fear this would make them look grotesque. On the contrary, the musicians are 100% sure L.I.G.O. will only benefit from being self-ironic as opposed to other metal bands that tend to be too serious when addressing philosophical subjects.
In 2003, the band completed a 4-track promo album “Singularity” (MCD-R, self-prod, not for sale) featuring an epic title track “Singularity” followed by a shorter yet no less impressive song called “Thief”. The promo enjoyed favorable coverage in metal music media (“Black Minds” /http://www.blackminds.tk/ and “Under Black Water” /http://www.ubw.vezha.de/ webzines, “Dark City” magazine /http://www.dark-city.ru/). In Spring 2004, L.I.G.O. recorded and mixed the band’s debut full-length album “No One Safe” featuring five brand new tracks (including a King Crimson cover song “Three of a Perfect Pair”) plus the fully re-recorded promo CD material. After sending out promo CDs to various addresses, the band ended up signing to Russia’s best underground label “More Hate Productions” for their debut CD release both in Russia and abroad. The album was released in November. As far as “Singularity” is concerned, releasing this mini-album is not a top priority at the moment.
At the present moment, L.I.G.O. is working on the second full-length album named “Handle Your Business”. Record session is scheduled for early 2005. As mentioned before, L.I.G.O. is a side project formed by members of well-known underground bands. However, they would rather prefer to postpone disclosing their real names till later. This would allow avoiding unnecessary comparisons, as L.I.G.O. has nothing to do with these bands in terms of the music they play.
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (L.I.G.O) line-up:
· Stephen ‘Vivid Incarnation of Human-Machine Interface’ Hawking - Synthesized Broadcasts of Prophecies and Revelations
· Edwin ‘Telescopic Explorer of the Horizons’ Hubble - Unobstructed rendering of axiomatic fundamentals
· Albert ‘Exiled Dreamer of the Impossible’ Einstein - DAFCGC beyond the light speed limits
· Jocelyn ‘Sidereal Low Frequencies Master’ Bell - Congruent pulsation of critical masses
· Robert ‘Lord of the Fate of Mortals, the Exalted One’ Oppenheimer - Chain reaction of nuclear blast beats
Promo CD-R 2003 “Singularity” (Mini album – for promo purposes only)
1. Nuclear Silence I 0.42
2. Singularity 11.56
3. Thief 4.22
4. Nuclear Silence II 0.42
CD 2004 “No One Safe” More Hate Productions/ Russia