ALBUMS:

"Neocortex Plug-in" (2007- Legatus Records):

 

“Neocortex Plug-in”, the first POSTHUMAN TANTRA album is a “Sci-Fi Ambient Industrial” music project created by the multimedia artist Edgar Franco which has been just released in Switzerland by Legatus Records. The POSTHUMAN TANTRA previously released a demo and participated in sample collections from Italy, Austria and Brazil. The band also produced the albums “Kelemath Trilogy” and “Asylum of Slaves” together with the legendary French death ambient band “Melek-Tha”, both were released in France. Due to the positive reception of these works, the band signed a contract with the Legatus Records to release its debut and become one of the first Brazilian bands of ambient/industrial style to sign a contract with an European record label.

“Neocortex Plug-in” is POSTHUMAN TANTRA's first full-length CD and counts with an excellent production. It was mastered in the renowned BWS studios, in Switzerland, where bands like Lordren, Rod's'in Molly, Scush, Gargula Valzer, Infinite Dreams, Black Jade, Morgat, Delirium, Dark Moon and Chapter Seven also had their albums mastered.

The album counts with the very special participations of dark ambient and industrial scene musicians Lord Evil from “Melek-Tha”, the renowned Japanese cyberpunk writer and musician Kenji Siratori, Mike Vonlanthen from the respected Swiss band of EBM “TransZendenZ”, among other special guests such as the Brazilian comics author Gazy Andraus, who briefly collaborates with vocals in one of the tracks.

The multimedia track “Game-o-tech 2.0”: New HQtrônica

Besides the 11 songs that compose the musical part of“Neocortex Plug-in”, the album offers a special multimedia track with a HQtrônica (electronic comics) which includes an animation with sound track both created by Edgar Franco – known for his work as a comics designer and author and researcher of comics, Franco released comic books like Agartha and BioCyberDrama, which was created together with Mozart Couto and was awarded the Angelo Agostini prize. The multimedia track called “Game-o-tech 2.0” brings some reflections on the ways genetic hybridization and its exploitation by futuristic industrial trusts might take.

Concepts involved in the creation of “Neocortex Plug-in”

The topic of all songs involve the impact between a possible relationship we might have with technological advances and transcendence. The POSTHUMAN TANTRA is the musical evolvement of the artistic researches on multiple media of Edgar Franco, Phd in arts by the University of São Paulo (USP). His thesis “Post-human perspectives in the Cyberarts” was prized by the Itaú Cultural Center's project “Rumos Pesquisa 2003” in São Paulo.

Two outstanding tracks of the album and the concepts behind them:


"Glorification of our Nanotechpain" - this dense and obscure track deals with the menaces posed by a technological rationalist possibility: the development of nanorobts, which are firstly created to erradicate diseases and later are produced illegally in large scale in order to spread new illnesses and make the future drug industry even more powerful due to the comercialization of “antidote nanorobots”. In other words, it's about high technology alied to the old human egoism. It's an obscure and egocentric way to be followed, I hope we won't.


"Visions from the Abyssal Neurogenetic Circuit" - This track is about the possibilities of trance being reached through virtual reality, about technological trances similar to those caused by hallucinogens. Trances that might be able to make us reach the universal truths through our Neurogenetic Circuit (existent in the DNA). This track de als with the discovery of the cosmic conscience with help of technology. It is inspired on the thoughts of Roy Ascott & Robert Anton Wilson. It's a possible way I hope we'll be able to follow.

track -list:

1 - The Omega Neocortex (4:34”) / 2 - Visions From The Abyssal Neurogenetic Circuit (3:49”) / 3 - Glorification Of Our Nanotechpain (8:20”) / 4 - Downloading My Universal Conscience Through Cyber Pulmonary's Pranayama (4:20”) / 5 - Biotech Antenna To Receive Morfic Resonances From The Mu Continent (3:50”) / 6 - The Biocybershamans' Cosmic Vortex Cult (5:03”) / 7 - My Eternal Avatar (2:01”) /8 - Revelations Of The Absinthe Simulator's Nanochip (6:43”) / 9 - Hymn In Praise Of The new Hyper Conscience Receptacles - The Flesh Rottens And Disappears, Image And Memory Still Remain (6:38”) /10 – Insonho (11:09”) / 11 - The Immortalists' New Horizon (3:36”) / 12 – Game-o-Tech 2.0 – MULTIMEDIA TRACK (for computers).

Total Time -60:10

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"Pissing Nanorobots" (2004- Self-released):


Tracks:

1- Thunder Genome / 2 - Pissing Nanorobots / 3 - Allegra Geller Memorial / 4 - Biotech Cuca / 5 - Cloneborg Chamaleon's Body / 6 - DNA Factory / 7 - Botcannibal / 8 - Cum Nanochips / 9 - Stelark's Clone Legion / 10 - Transgenic Embryos' Hymn / 11 - Flesh Pencil / 12 - Penetrate the Virgin Bioport / 13 - Plastic Godess / 14 - Genetic Mantra /

Cover Artwork & Booklet Design by Edgar Franco.

First edition: 200 copies. Second special edition: Only 50 signed copies including 14 cards designed by Edgar Franco.

Total Time -56:03

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"Legion From Kelemath" (2005 - 3 CDs BOX SET partnership with french act MELEK-THA - First part of the dark sci-fi Kelemath's Trilogy)

The CDs are inserted in a special metal box (the same of 35 mm movies) with cover artwork created by Lord Evil (Melek-Tha's mastermind) and it includes 6 coloured cards designed by Edgar Franco with the alien creatures of the saga - the history is about an alien race invasion, a transgenic humanimal reign come from Sirius Galaxy to destroy the Human Race.

Posthuman Tantra's tracks on the triple album are:

1 - The Monitored Sleep of the Evil Centaur Army Into The Organic Snake Spaceship (7:00) / 2 -  The Attack Of The Alien Minotaur's Infantry (9:28) / 3 - "Kelemath Obscure Funeral Rites (6:31) / 4 - Alien Dictator's Purulent Metamorphosis (5:20) / 5 -  Psychotic Indutor Alien-Virus' Inoculation (5:42) / 6 -The Factory Of Human Robotization by Extraterrestrial Impaled Nanochip (8:26) / 7 - Glorification Of The New Sirius Transgenic Flesh Saints (6:36) / 8 - The Visit Of The Dark Pope Cyclop XI (Magnus Imperator Of The Sirius Galaxy) (4:20) / 9 - March To The Final Sacrifice Of The Last Rebel Humans (3:00)

Total Posthuman Tantra's tracks Total Time: 56:27

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"Doctrines From The Kelemath New Empire " (2006 - 3 CDs BOX SET partnership with french act MELEK-THA -Second part of the dark sci-fi Kelemath's Trilogy)

The CDs are inserted in a special DVD box with cover artwork created by Lord Evil (Melek-Tha's mastermind) and it includes 14 coloured cards designed by Edgar Franco with the alien creatures of the saga - the history is about an alien race invasion, a transgenic humanimal reign come from Sirius Galaxy to destroy the Human Race.

Posthuman Tantra's tracks on the triple album are:

1 - The Eight Hearts of Chimaera's Elite (10:32) / 2- Only Extropians & Ex-humans Will Be Preserved (10:23) / 3 - The Alien Spiral-winds Machine (To Clean All Last Human Remains) (12:46) / 4 - The Ancient Sexual Tantra of Alien Creatures (11:00) / 5 - The Deep Keys of Sirius DNA (17:03) / 6 - Teknogenetik Totem Dance (3:50) / 7 - The Earth Puzzles (Pieces of Crashed Humankind) (5:21) / 8 - The Kelemath Galactic Jails (Melek-Tha's track remixed by Posthuman Tantra) (17:28) / 9 - Black Salvation (Melek-Tha's track remixed by Posthuman Tantra) (12:44).

Posthuman Tantra's tracks Total Time: 1:41:12

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"Drums of War " (2006 -3 CDs BOX SET partnership with french act MELEK-THA - Final part of the dark sci-fi Kelemath's Trilogy)

The CDs are inserted in a special metal box (the same of 35 mm movies) with cover artwork created by Lord Evil (Melek-Tha's mastermind) and it includes a videorama & 4 round coloured cards designed by Edgar Franco with the alien creatures of the saga - the history is about an alien race invasion, a transgenic humanimal reign come from Sirius Galaxy to destroy the Human Race.

Posthuman Tantra's tracks on the triple album are:

1 - Mesmerized By The Ganesh Hybrid Alien (8:12) / 2 - The Extropian Sirius Dark Kiss Hymn (15:57) / 3 - 6D (Deep Death Darkness Dictatorial's Doomed Drums) (7:43) / 4 - The Shadow Mass From Alien´s Sacret Chalice (11:02) / 5 - The Alien Butterfly Dragon (7:21) / 6 - The Dark Pope's Laughts (Dismembering Human Children) (3:55) / 7 - Teknogenetikal Glory (7:56) / 8 - March Of The Eternal Gaya's Repulsion (8:35).

Posthuman Tantra's tracks Total Time: 1:10:47

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EP

"TeKnogenetiK AustralopiteKus" - (2006 - Sonoros Records - Brasil)

It includes 6 new tracks (20 minutes). All tracks of the EP are inspired and dedicated to revolutionary cyber artists as STELARC, ROY ASCOTT, NATASHA VITA-MORE, MARK PAULINE & SRL, EDUARDO KAC, CHRISTA SOMMERER & LAURENT MIGNONNEAU. The EP will be limited in 101 copies.

Tracks:

1- Real Centaur Chimaera (3:55) / 2 - Killed By My Low Tech Bot Golem Slave (1:47) / 3 - Postbiological Essence (3:15) / 4 - Hypothalamus Prosthesis' Bug / 5 - Artificial Life´s Creature in Coma (0:50) / 6 - TeKnogenetiK AustralopiteKus' Kama Sutra (8:23).

Total Time: 19:55

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COMPILATIONS:

"BIOELECTRIC COMPILATION VOL. III " - ( 2006 - Arteria & BioElectric - Brasil)

Posthuman Tantra participate in the compilation with the tracks:" Kelemath Obscure Funeral Rites" & "The Attack Of The Alien Minotaur's Infantry".

"THE VEGETABLE MAN VOL. IV" - ( 2005 - Oggetti Volanti - Italy)

An italian project with 20 bands creating versions of the Syd Barrett's legendary song "The Vegetable Man". POSTHUMAN TANTRA's version "Homem Vegetal" (3:46) was included in it! To see more about the project and buy the CD visit: www.oggettivolanti.it

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"SILK MILK MAGAZINE #3 Compilation" ( 2006 - Inspiral Ink Multimedia Press - Australia)

Posthuman Tantra participate in the CD compilation inserted on the mag with the tracks: "Thunder Genome" & "Kelemath Funeral Rites".