Preliminary Impact Report
***The first CD from industrial pyro punk transformers F-SPACE--
SCOT JENERIKand ETHAN PORT (SAVAGE REPUBLIC), ALEPH KALI (CHROME)
& JOEL CONNELL (MAN IS THE BASTARD)
Camped in the vicinity of EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN , ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE, THROBBING GRISTLE, SWANS and GLENN BRANCA, the result conjures an apocalyptic,feral, destructive trance state implying a catastrophic act of nature, a march through the desert on the path to war, or an offender's mental state during a crime of passion. It's both sinister and innocent, filled with passion and intimacy and the promise of transforming the listener to an altered state of bliss.
The project still heavily references traditional rock, pop, punk, ethnic and psychadelic melodies (influenced by the time Ethan Port did time in the 1980s seminal Los Angeles art punk outfit Savage Republic) but within a new sonic architecture. F-Space relies heavily on it's own unique custom built percussive instruments to define a new audio and visual quality that is at once organic and electronic. The instruments of metal, springs, strings and other hardware (often immersing the band in 15 foot fire balls) produce the bands now signature "Machine Shop Rock" sound.
In 2002 F-Space moved to a more song structured "band/collective" with Ethan Port (ex Savage Republic, Death Ride '69, Wonder, ...uh...), Aleph Kali (drummer from CHROME) and on occasion, Joel Connell (drummer from Man is the Bastard and the SAVAGE REPUBLIC 2002 reunion tour). The project still focused on sonic percussion -- noisy and explosive with melodic overtones.
In 2003 F-Space "toured" Burning Man, playing 8 "Hit and Run" performances out of the back of their van with a PA and generator. The effect was spontaneous bliss catching most people completely by surprise -- and the projects reputation exploded through out the Burning Man community.
The first studio F-Space CD titled "Preliminary Impact Report" was released Dec 23, 2004 to much critical aclaim.
Matt Callahan joined F-SPACE as a full time sound technician.
Scot Jenerik and Ethan Port also run Mobilization.com, a recording company that recently re-issued the entire Savage Republic back catalog, and produces alternative music events in the San Francisco area, such as the "How to Destroy the Universe Festivals" which is dedicated to showcasing extreme music, art and performance around the world.
In the near future F-SPACE plans to complete 2 CDs of new material for April 2005 release on Mobilization and Neurot Recordings, plus "Aggregate", the worlds first record made entirely of concrete, playable on a standard turntable. Other plans include a more extensive US and European tour in fall 2005.
F-Space perform at Burningman 1998 with Tch'Kung
F-Space: "Through the Night Softly"