Singularity (2009)

 

Part two of the sci-fi epic, with even more layers of guitars and programmed orchestral arrangements, Singularity was released by Casket Records to further acclaim and confusion. Again recorded at Earth Terminal studios onto (ironically for its futuristic theme) old school 24 track, 2-inch tape.

This set of songs perhaps represents the pinnacle of Monsterworks’ preposterousness and it became so complex (in terms of arrangement) that it was unrealistic to perform any of it live.  So, while Singularity is a rich listening experience, it is also an unrepeatable experiment in the band’s history.

The album was Ian’s final swansong as domestic oblivion loomed; which was a fitting exit given that its over-the-top nature was all his fault.