‘The Non-Believers’ & ‘The Nekropol (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ by Man and Robot Society | New Album, ‘Asteroid Lost’

Uncategorized May 13, 2024

‘The Non-Believers’ & ‘The Nekropol (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ by Man and Robot Society | New Album, ‘Asteroid Lost’

Exclusive double premiere of ‘The Non-Believers’ and ‘The Nekropol (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ tracks by Man and Robot Society, extracted from the upcoming album ‘Asteroid Lost,’ which is set to release on June 21, 2024, via Sound Effect Records.

Get ready to embark on a cosmic odyssey like never before with the latest release from Man and Robot Society, titled ‘Asteroid Lost.’ This sensational space opera, set to grace the music scene on the upcoming summer solstice of June 21st, 2024, promises to take listeners on an unforgettable journey through the cosmos.

Crafted by the visionary minds behind Man and Robot Society, ‘Asteroid Lost’ narrates the epic tale of the Nekropol, a formidable starship on a celestial quest in search of emerging sentient life forms. As the listener dives into the depths of this musical saga, they will be enraptured by the fusion of captivating melodies and thought-provoking storytelling.

This musical masterpiece is not just an auditory experience but a visual delight as well. The album’s limited edition 140 gram vinyl release boasts stunning artwork crafted by none other than the legendary talents of David Hardy and Bruce Pennington, adding an extra layer of depth to the immersive journey that awaits.

Following the success of their 2018 debut album ‘Robosapien,’ which captivated audiences with its lush synthesis of electronic soundscapes, Man and Robot Society once again push the boundaries of musical innovation with ‘Asteroid Lost.’ While maintaining their signature electronic roots, the band introduces a dynamic blend of live rock drums, electric and acoustic guitars, and grand pianos, showcasing their remarkable versatility and growth as artists.

With nine mesmerizing tracks that seamlessly blend elements of electronic, rock, prog, and ambient music, ‘Asteroid Lost’ invites listeners to transcend the constraints of time and space and immerse themselves in a sonic universe unlike any other. Prepare to be transported on a transcendent voyage that will linger in your mind long after the music fades away.

Jeff Hopp discusses the project: “The album’s concept all stemmed from the cover art. Back in 2019, as I began working on my next recordings, I made the decision to incorporate a David Hardy piece for the cover. Being a huge fan of his work, it felt like a natural choice. It’s quite surreal, looking back—I hadn’t even finalized any songs, yet there I was, delving into the creation of the album’s cover art. It was definitely an unconventional approach.

Upon reaching out to Mr. Hardy, he graciously shared his portfolio, and one particular painting left me utterly awestruck. I inquired whether it had ever been utilized for albums or similar projects, to which he responded in the negative. Surprisingly, he revealed that the painting was originally commissioned for a Russian sci-fi movie in the 90s titled “Nekropol.” He had been tasked with crafting the movie poster. Despite completing the artwork, the film never saw the light of day, and consequently, his poster went unused. He didn’t disclose the plot of the film, merely mentioning its title before sending me the cover art.

Inspired by this serendipitous encounter, I resolved to fashion my own narrative and compose the soundtrack for a film that never came to fruition. Thus, I set about crafting the plot and embarking on the creation of the soundtrack. Enclosed herein is the plot, intricately woven with the titles of the various songs, each corresponding to different chapters of the imagined movie.”

He continues, ‘Asteroid Lost,’ a space opera, narrates the epic tale of the Nekropol, a formidable starship embarking on a cosmic quest in search of emerging sentient beings. The planet’s name at the center of this tale holds little significance; it symbolizes countless worlds throughout history. Crucially, its inhabitants revered the Nekropol’s masters as deities, elevating them to the status of Overlords. In servitude, they crafted Comet Probes for mining precious minerals and assembled armies of Men of Steel to defend their Overlords against dissenters known as the Non-Believers.

However, a select few resisted the enchantments of the Overlords. These desert dwellers became the Nomads of the Sand, establishing clandestine Forbidden Caravans to safeguard their freedom. Some harbored aspirations of liberation. Over time, they came to accept their inevitable destiny: perpetual travelers aboard a doomed ark – a celestial body adrift – an Asteroid Lost.”

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