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Soundtrack to the acclaimed indie opera.

The Gena Rowlands Band follows their Lujo debut Le Merde et Les Etoiles with a joint recording with Anti-Social Music called The Nitrate Hymnal, taken from the hit indie opera of the same name.

Anti-Social Music is a collective of musicians and composers from New York.

The two bands met three years ago during the creation of the original production of a multimedia opera by Bob Massey and David Wilson. The opera, inspired by 50 years of home movies given to Massey by his grandfather, told the fictional story of a couple who obsessively filmed their own lives. For this recording, the score was cut into songs and re-orchestrated, then recorded in three days powered by passion and caffeine.

"The music could qualify as chamber pop if it had any pretense of wanting to be pop - instead the violas, vibes, clarinets and cellos drift along behind Massey's wine-stained baritone, forming a sort of stream-of-consciousness backdrop that drifts in and out of dissonance, occasionally dissolving to a minimalist wisp." - PITCHFORKMEDIA

"Tragic, hilarious, brilliant writing." - PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

"Beautifully dissonant; unsettling and enrapturing in equal measures...this ambitious experiment succeeds on pretty much every level." - SPLENDID

The Gena Rowlands Band follows their Lujo debut Le Merde et Les Etoiles with a joint recording with Anti-Social Music called The Nitrate Hymnal, taken from the hit indie opera of the same name.

Anti-Social Music is a collective of musicians and composers from New York.

The two bands met three years ago during the creation of the original production of a multimedia opera by Bob Massey and David Wilson. The opera, inspired by 50 years of home movies given to Massey by his grandfather, told the fictional story of a couple who obsessively filmed their own lives. For this recording, the score was cut into songs and re-orchestrated, then recorded in three days powered by passion and caffeine.

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released March 14, 2006

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