Avida Dollars E​.​T​.​C

by The Retinal Circus



Avida Dollars sweeps across the audio spectrum with sounds varying from otherworldly,Electronically bent, beautiful choral vistas or remains well grounded,firmly rooted in the folk traditions alike.
From the monumental epic tribute to Salvador Dali, to the cutesey parade of Taking Tea With The Parson, the not so lovely and utterly barking pissflaps of Cameron's Britain all the way through to music captured solely on a dictorphone and re:arranged upon a modern tablet device using ReacTable.

In it's duration AVIDA DOLLARS also utilizes ancient lutes, Celtic rose lyre, sublime fiddles,eccentric prog guitars, harmonically sliced Stylophones, primative1980s Casio digital guitars, hand claps, choral sections, pianorg accordion, Moog Theremin, charity shop keyboards, circuit bent amstrad, reverse tapes & loops and acoustic bass.. To not even cover the range on show here entirely.
All constructed to form either vast pollychords or understated counterpoint.

The method of fathing around & crusty composing at it's finest!

Especially for fans of Raymond Scott, Penguin Cafe, Frank Zappa, Mike Patton, Mr Bungle, Goblin, Animal Collective,Tangerine Dream or a.P.A.t.T

Rejoice! For music can exist without boundaries
This album features these incredible people without which it would notbeven exist : John Joeseph Murray, Philip Butler, Edward Steelefox, David Headon, Emily Hàf, Greg Hoedt, & James Gibson. With additional vocals by Becky Rose & Shane Moroney.


released May 5, 2014

C. Barry 05-013



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The Retinal Circus Birmingham, UK

Bored with all of these run o' the mill la-de-bloomin-da songs about girls and relationships?
Then you've come to the right place!.. Here we only deal with shapes, platonic relationships with time keeping devices, spaniards with fantastic taches', seahorses suspended in the vacuum of space, nebulae, Gregorian calendars and an analysis of the human race with the conclusion we are all APES.. ETC ... more

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Track Name: DALI
Dali soft dripping genius persistence of memory in clocks
The backdrop - a cadeques landscape
With playful mannerisms that suggest a stronger plot
Exploring spiraling delusions of the paranoiac fetish
These surrealists are bigoted and have no wish to let him
On a mission to shock all of his peers and revel in reaction
In these formulated settings
Will you ever wake up from your sleep again?
Will you awaken from those dreams?
With our heads full of clouds and adrift upon a reef
Of forgotten metaphors
Tho time is short on this spinning mortal coil
We traverse scenes in search of new turmoil
Will you ever wake up from your sleep again?
Will you awaken?
DALI! "They'll eat you alive little one"
Endeavored in his vision the proud brave Catalan
The Leviathan is rising in through the murky depths of time
Spindly legged mammals feather equilibrium
With contorted apparitions of society in ruins
Fragmented splinters of Creativity