RISE OF AN EMPIRE - Jungle Law Syndrome

Picture this: B movie about a dystopian America where a leader rises who enables his followers to create the country they've always wanted and thought they had in the past.
They get together, quietly at first, finding their footing. The drums don't all play in time, their steps are not yet synchronised but then they get firmer, they become self-assured, their voices grow louder, the beats are tighter, they salute with bravado, they say what they mean and mean what they say.

They think they are witnessing the Rise of an Empire.
RISE OF AN EMPIRE is the opening salvo on AMERICAN REICH Vol 1:RISE, the album I'm working on under the JUNGLE LAW SYNDROME name. American Reich the single came out on January 20, 2017 just in time for the inauguration of Trump.
His victory last November has been the catalyst for this project. I had already been working on the idea of a future dystopian fascist America but as a novel. I hadn't found a way to really make it work, so when Trump became president I decided to make an album, or a series of records based in part on what's happening now, but still a work of fiction.  Although its getting harder and harder to beat reality.

The song RISE OF AN EMPIRE seems more like a theme from a musical, which in part it is. I was inspired by Song of the Volga Boatmen by the Red Army Chorus and will probably use that idea on more songs, big choruses with long notes.
This song lasts barely 1:10 and it's still a work in progress. But this is what I want to do, develop the concept in full view, share what in some cases are barely demos until the final version of the album is out some time in the fall. By then I expect to have shared different drafts, discarded songs, changed mixes, etc

On the album, Rise of an Empire will segue into American Reich which will probably be a longer version than the single.

Thanks for listening.


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