A Fish Rot remix for my homie eelko.
Any desire to engage in a creative act usually begins with Imitation.
You may see someone doing something that you want to do, so you try to do it exactly as they do, but by following these three golden rules, especially the third one, it is my hope that you someday Transcend imitation to arrive at Innovation.
a common boundary or interconnection between systems, equipment, concepts, or human beings. i.e. drum sticks, piano, orchestra, synthesizer, sequencer, software DAW or all of the above. Make a Conscious choice.
to act on or in close relation with each other. ”Let your fingers do the walking” but “follow your ears, they always nose.” User manuals are nice but not a requirement, RTFM is often faster but perhaps less effective. For me, learning by actually doing something and seeing the result is more powerful than reading about how to do it, or even being told.
direct perception of truth or fact independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension. Frank Zappa’s ultimate rule is that: ”if it sounds good to you, it’s bitchen, if it sounds bad to you, it’s shitty.” Believe. To Thine own (Higher) Self be True. The Kingdom of Heaven is (most definitely) Within.
HEISS is honored to announce that he has been confirmed to perform at the Gratifly Music and Arts Festival in South Carolina July 25-28 together with Papadosio, Emancipator, Dopapod, PhuturePrimitive, Random Rab, Govinda, Kalya Scintilla, Kaminanda, Bird of Prey, Skytree, Futexture, Aligning Minds, Push/Pull, Soulacybin, Supersillyus, lespecial, eelko, Digital Vegabond, Technicolor Lenses, Infinite Geometry The Art of Andy Reed.
Spaceland Ballroom 295 Treadwell Street, Building G 06514 Hamden, CT, US
See YOU there!
Jivanmukta (derived from the word, Jivanmukti, a combination of Sanskrit words jiva and mukti) is someone who, in the Advaita philosophy of Hinduism, has gained dradh nishthaa, firmly assimilated knowledge of the Self- and is liberated while living in a human body, free from rebirth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jivanmukta
Written, Produced and Performed by Frank Heiss
Track Art: “Welcome Home” by
Infinite Geometry The Art of Andy Reed
Stood real slim at about 5’5” and with a step up to the tee, it was the time to get live. What comes out the heart can be construed to be thine, but in the union with another it is always Divine. Follow your edge thru talking that sass there is more upon the road than just gettin some ass. Should not depend on what the ego manifest, just trust the vibe and always do your best. Verbally express Spiritual wit, so long as you can trust, you might call it bullshit cuz a great one said – what is in a word? Doesn’t matter how you listen that the voice is heard.
Written, Produced and Performed by Frank Heiss
Track Art: “Youniversal Illumination”
by David Cody Evans
A write up in The Suburban Apologist for the HEISS performance at The Social in Tampa, FL:
Our evolution’s imminent time to define the mission sit back unwind and listen we’re in our prime position reach out provide what’s missing, don’t let your fire expire inspire higher desires liars designed this vision
limits are illusions and false gimmicks are intrusions lights so bright that they can’t dim it see infinite is our fusion some critics said we’re losing but our power devours them cryptic cowards so sour they bombed & scoured three towers the hour’s now or it’s never
the hour’s now or it’s never most wonder how this endeavor could ever get better we’re clever and we’ll settle this measure so treasure each and every soul and their role inside this matrix emphasize an open mind I hope in time we see their fake tricks see this world is ours and we are one – this world is ours and we are one
galactic swirls and stars, the sun has risen to illuminate consuming hate assume the great has just begun – wide eyes on the horizon, search inside to find your blindness words of horus and osiris, in darkness kindness is a virus words of horus and osiris, in darkness kindness is a virus
the insanity of humanity sure needs a quick solution to war famine disease economies and sick pollution our world is cooking in fear kitchen let me stick the truth in only when you are fear ridden will your pain get any soothing
our potential’s exponential but our culture keeps us trapped so much so that some listeners probably think I’ve snapped the truth is that you’re not your mind meditate & adapt find out who you really are instead of chasing outer crap
we’re conditioned to obey and to question very little falsehoods are so ingrained in our brains the truth becomes a riddle we ride thru life with lights out a purposeful padiddle it’s a long road out of darkness please come meet us in the middle
centered mind and breath control the keys to free your stressin soul mystery schools with love tuition I suggest you best enroll collective unconsciousness is ominous its obvious we’ve got to get our minds and tribes aligned to redesign connected wholes
once you accept your role all the conceptions flow stressin’ time is of the essence lazy bones investin’ slow arrested growth can be Transcended when fear is clear & all mended our tears are our greatest friend & release is the latest trend if we cease to obey the loveless lost plottin our planets end & flood the world with love & light we will finally all be friends
found a pound of loud i’m bound to clown from ground to cloud back down to town astound the crowd and crown the sound profound I lounge around allured by words and verbs while addin’ verbs to proper nouns design a rhyme define sublime unwind allow good thoughts abound
got the skills of an artist & the will of the martyrs but my death ain’t necessary though my purpose esoteric makin money’s secondary writin like a secretary
hope you’re relieved that I’m not generic sacred geometry is universal numerics from outer space – ionospheric ball like Jeter but i don’t know Derek heart like Peter, the saint not Jennings the human race is a bunch of lemmings, mislead in Spirit til we start condemning cuz they hide the source from where the problem’s stemming
Written and Produced by Frank Heiss
Lyrics and Vocal Performance by David John Weber
Cover Art: “If You Let Me, I Will” by Landon Richmond
Frank Heiss is what we like to call an OG. He has classical chops, years of experience producing music under a number of monikers in a wide range of styles from different continents of the world! If that’s not enough, he’s (obviously) brilliant, works a day job as a software engineer, is cunningly funny and down to earth.
His history in the music scene is too intricate and rich to get into now but you can learn more and explore his years of work here. He recently completed his latest full length album, Awake(n), and will celebrate its release in his home city of Boston tonight at the Wonder Bar in Allston, Massachusetts tonight at 10PM with support from PRISM and General Motor for $5 (21+).
Check out the beautifully produced promo video for a preview of what’s to come from: Heissmusik on Vimeo. Hear what HEISS has to say about Awake(n) and give it a listen:
After a hiatus from music and the tour lifestyle, Heiss has reinvented himself as … himself. No longer using various monikers to introduce his music to the world, Frank Heiss now produces simply as Heiss. An Integral exploration into Spiritual teachings and a renewed outlook on the world around him created a new passion within Heiss to provide music of depth and weight for the Soul. Music with a purpose: to Awaken those who listen. Reflecting his goal, the first album is Awake(n), the title reminding us all of the benefits in remaining conscious and present to the world around us.
Sensible Reason is beyond excited to be awakened by the sonic sorcery of HEISS tonight, stay tuned for a detailed review of the EP and what goes down at the celebratory launch.
By Kadley Gosselin