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Escape from Dark Matter


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact Disc + 8 page booklet
    Music by The GILGAMANIANS, Don Meckley & Michael Zerang.
    Story by Carl Watson.
    Artwork by Jean Parisi

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    8 page booklet
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny, BROKEN WIRE, Escape from Dark Matter, THE EMERALD FIGURINES, ASSYRIAN CAESAREAN, FRANKENSTEIN (1996), THE SHUDDERING CHERUB - for solo piano with vibrating elements, FOLLOW THE LIGHT, and 5 more. , and , .

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(Click on the track titles to view accompanying story)

The GILGAMANIANS reunite shortwave radio specialist Don Meckley and percussionist Michael Zerang, who were formerly two-thirds of the legendary experimental music trio, LIOF MUNIMULA, that was active from 1980 - 1995. After the death of original member Daniel Scanlan in 2018, Meckley and Zerang join forces again to record ESCAPE FROM DARK MATTER, a meditation on the looming climate catastrophe.

Utilizing a Grundig Satellit International 650 Shortwave Radio, Meckley pulls in sounds and textures from the atmosphere and coaxes a wide range of timbre in real time. For his part, Zerang stretches the capabilities of his acoustic drums through the use of friction and vibration to create a sound palette that compliments and contrasts with the ethereal sounds of the shortwave radio.

For ESCAPE FROM DARK MATTER, they engaged collaborators, New York based writer Carl Watson, and Chicago based visual artist Jean Parisi to contribute to this project for the Pink Palace Recordings label. The compact disc was recorded, mixed and mastered at Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio by Alex Inglizian.


released March 18, 2022

Escape from Dark Matter

Don Meckley - Grundig Satellit International 650 Radio
Michael Zerang - percussion

Carl Watson

Visual Art
Jean Parisi

Graphic Design
Carol Genetti

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio - Chicago.

Executive Producer - Rose Parisi / Several Top Scientists

Dedicated to the memory of Daniel Scanlan 1956 - 2018

Release Date: 18 March 2022

©2022 Michael Zerang / munimulamusic / ASCAP
©2022 Don Meckley / several top scientists
© 2022 Carl Watson
© 2022 Jean Parisi






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Pink Palace is Michael Zerang’s personal label that will release a variety of his newer projects, across a spectrum of recorded formats, as well as older material from his archives. As an artist run label, you will be able to support him directly and effectively as he continues to develop and produce new work, and to engage with the wonderful artists that you will hear on this label. ... more

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