City of the Future

by Guitar vs. Gravity

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City of the Future is an accidental concept album (EP) about the collapse of society, boredom, willful ignorance, and potential futures ranging from a dystopia to a commerce based theme park.

Okay, I realize that sounds like a pile of bullshit, but it was on my mind at the time. I'd drive from my work in downtown Oakland to the studio in east Oakland every day while working on this music. I'd witness wealth, poverty, dilapidation, patchworks of cultures overlapping, and everything felt like it was operating in its own little world. There was no progress, just people clinging to what they had, or people trying to move forward by pushing outer people back. Everyone was in transition, I didn't know where the world was going, and I didn't see many good outcomes.

So all the songs I wrote ended up being based in this environment.


released December 19, 2009

Ben Adrian, Stephen Pride, David Shollenbarger.

Recorded in 2009 by Ben Adrian in Oakland.

Mastered by Tardon Feathered at Mr. Toad's, San Francisco.

Photography by David Schalliol.



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Guitar vs. Gravity Los Angeles, California

Guitar vs. Gravity is Ben Adrian, and has been since 1999.
Recent cohorts:
Matt Stabile
Stephen Pride
David Shollenbarger

Guitar vs. Gravity records and plays shows sporadically based on invitations, mood, and how many compliments Ben receives.
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