Welcome to theLotusOperation.com 2.0. The second attempt at a digital transmission of my works. Everything has been simplified and complicated all at the same time, but hopefully, you'll only see the simplified aspects.
As my artwork continues to become more and more three dimensional, I have found it incredibly challenging to get the work across as 0's and 1's. Luckily, my righteous wife over at Acoma Street Photography has helped me find compelling ways to shoot these projects. Our collaborations really took off with the album artwork for Odist's Khimaira. Definitely check that album out if you have not yet. I will write more about the process and experience here soon.
So if you look at the title of the site, you're probably wondering, "Why can't I find the music?" Well, it isn't quite ready yet. I'll be posting some demos as the songs are completed, but it may take a little while before I finalize the tracks. I am committed to finishing them, so I took the ol' "If you type it on the internet, then you'll have to do it" approach. The Lotus Operation is just me and a couple of awesome collaborators, so it definitely takes time. For now, I've put up a demo of Weight and Consequence, a track that I've been messing around with for quite a while. This will probably be the first song you will get to hear finalized. I will release another demo in the coming weeks.
This demo features Nick Fiore from Gata Negra and his Fists of Fiore drumming service and a million other bands in Denver. He is my Mile High Josh Freese. Working with him was the easiest part of the recording process. A huge thanks go out to you, sir! You'll get to hear him on any track with drums that I release here.
So what else is going to happen here? More sculptures, more tunes, and probably some general ramblings. I will be putting out a lot of work from the Odist project, including time lapse videos, process pictures, and interpretations. I will be working with Grace to reshoot a lot of my older work as well. I will also be rolling out some "services" such as album artwork and custom sculptures for you lovely folks.
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will be back to see and hear more. In the meantime, follow those links to find some good stuff.
Alex - The Lotus Operation