Changing Caring Humans

by Milemarker

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General Info: No one is completely clear what the motivations of the loose-knit organization known alternately as the Milemarker Collective, the Milemarker People's Liberation Army, or the Milemarker Entertainment and Reprogramming Consulate are, and attempts at pinning down this agenda and its mode of implementation have proven frustratingly futile to scholars and ethnomusicologists attempting to track their virtual supervirus of cultural infection. Early reports, though haphazard and scattered, mention violent performances, broken instruments, self-immolation, spattered blood of both performers and unwitting audience. Disorienting lights and soundscapes, strange garb and unsettling chanted mantras combined to seal tight the membrane of mystery around these young rebels. As word spread, and (as is the nature of words) solidified into the formal language of labels and cliches, the collective only veered more wildly, confounding audiences searching for rote predicatability with performances conducted behind blackscreens, video projections of simultaneously teleconferencing band members, and concerts carried out entirely by automated robots of the group's devising. The actual music seemed at times chaotic, improvised noise, at other times ice-cold with synthesized contrivance. Manifestos and footnoted reference guides to the philosophical and political undercurrents of these shows were distributed in such volume that truly diligent followers of the group soon found themselves too busy underlining important passages to attend the performances themselves. All songs were recorded during 1997 to 1999.

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released February 24, 2000

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Milemarker

Milemarker (band) formed in 1997 in Chapel Hill, NC, later moving to Chicago, then Germany & have worked with labels including Jade Tree, Eyeball, & Lovitt.

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