• Our 'Eponymous Debut'...

    23 Jun 2008, 17:07 by LunacyBoard

    The Concept
    This album was not planned with a concept, despite our acceptance of the progressive rock labelling that describes only a part of The Lunacy Board's agenda and might suggest songs about Tolkeinesque quests or 10 minute drum solos as well as the obligatory concept album. Nevertheless, here it stands - our first album is indeed a concept album, after a fashion.

    The concept is primarily thematic - the mental health of the world, which stretches from individual to corporate, governmental and global insanity. We look at some of the causes, the fallout and the cures. There are protests, rock 'n' roll, ambient soundscapes, strange synchronisations, serialist tonerows, waltzes and even the odd catchy pop tune along the way. There are lunatics, deaths, chavs, lobotomies, mythologies, neaderthals, warnings, lovers and then still room for a little hope.

    The Music
    * Morning Rolls
    * Fairytale Propaganda
    * The Unofficial National Anthem
    * Count the Hours, Fix the Wings - a remix featuring Ninki V
  • 'Stockholm' from the horse's mouth...

    23 Jun 2008, 16:59 by LunacyBoard

    Back in the earliest days of The Lunacy Board, before we knew where we were going or what we could do, we started off with some tentative improvised jam sessions. These were totally freeform, with no planned structure, inspired by the work of bands like Can, Pink Floyd and others to find musical patterns in an initially chaotic mass of sound. Though our focus gradually turned to more structured songs, albeit often with improvised instrumental sections, we continued to record a track or two of improvisation at recording sessions over the last two years. These improvisations form the majority of pieces on this album.

    The Movie
    Somewhere along the line, we discussed alternative avenues for Board projects. Sean had a screenplay in need of a screen, Mick was dabbling in Machinima (a form of computer animation) and the two interests came together. 'Stockholm' is a gritty tale of friendship, mental illness, crime and choices set in Glasgow across a ten year period.