Rusty Santos releases Master Zodiac.
Multi-talented LA producer and musician Rusty Santos, best known for his work with Animal Collective / Panda Bear, has just released Master Zodiac and the accompanying lyric video. It’s the third single from his upcoming album High Reality, on London independent label Lo Recordings.
Rusty says of the song: “Master Zodiac is an epic rock song about the nature of reality. It centers on a godlike character that sends us answers from a higher dimensionfor all the questions we don’t know. The music has a psychedelic feel like some of my early work as a producer, featuring electronic tapestries over an acoustic foundation. The melodic theme of the song first came to me as a teenager. I wasn’t able to finish it until I had the musical and life experience of an adult. The lyric video was created by video & graphic artist Nicholas Law.”
A self-produced and recorded return after Santos’ last solo outing Eternity Spans, the new album features nine brand new songs performed on guitar, synths, piano, electronic / acoustic drums and bass that contemplate one’s place in the universe, mental health struggles and our relationships with others.
Santos explains the jarring series of events that led to the creation of this album:
“These songs were created from a place of necessity after I had been hospitalized and involuntarily held in a facility due to a psychotic break, which was brought on by tactics I faced by others in the music industry. It took the efforts of some artist friends and label contacts I work with to intervene and get me released. The people in charge at the facility didn’t believe I was a record producer. The album title, High Reality, is the name I’ve given to the state of consciousness I was in while detached from day-to-day reality during my crisis.”
Listen to Master Zodiac from Rusty Santos below.
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