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New Psychedelic Days (2007)

The usual acoustic/electric/electronic industrial surf fusion thing. With GW Bush samples and pig squeals, of course.

Cosmic (2008)

At 23 minutes, it's too short. On the other hand, some may believe it's too long. It isn't what it was supposed to be, but it exists, sort of.

Dark Days (2009)

Except for the depressive ramblings of Shellie's husband, who haunts unfinished McMansions in the company of an equally depressed old cat, this album has nothing explicit to say about financial bubbles,peak oil,or the death of the American Paradigm.

Mondo Tea Party (2010)

The soundtrack for a hypothetical movie about the "Tea Party" movement.

The Last Podcast (2011)

It's Not A Traditional America Anymore (2013)

Notes on Political Economy (2014)

The one thing we knew at the beginning of February was that this project would be built around the still-evolving outline of a future political book. What we ended with was mostly free-form solo electric guitar, with miscellaneous swiped spoken words and some of our own - less softsynth stuff than usual, and more of the BBC sound effects library.

2015 Album (2015)

Wasteland (2016)

Electronics, voices from YouTube, electric guitar. No songs. No microphones were used. Stolen voices include Noam Chomsky, Joseph Stiglitz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and a few other denizens of the Wasteland.

alt-alt (2017)

Modular synth, synth-processed guitar, and Internet video rips, tastelessly combined into an ugly approximation of the emerging alt-alt lifestyle.

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Joe Riekert

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Gliftor Draken

BIOGRAPHY

Who is Gliftor Draken? A god, a robot, an alien, an imaginary friend? He is all of these and less!
His Greenhead, an organ of pre-cerebral repetition and regurgitation, is the cocoon in which his expanded brain ripens. His T-Stick is the antenna through which the formless energy of his psychedeletions is made manifest.
Backed by earthbound guitarist and sound designer Mark Ellis, Gliftor Draken stumbles purposefully forward toward the Heart of the Psychedelic!

BAND MEMBERS
Gliftor Draken - Greenhead and T-stick
Mark Ellis - guitars and sound design

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

GENRES
Unclassifiable,Experimental

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.gliftor.com


Completed Albums

New Psychedelic Days(2007)

The usual acoustic/electric/electronic industrial surf fusion thing. With GW Bush samples and pig squeals, of course.


Greenhead
Psychedelic Days
Resurfaced
War of Terror
Johnny's Girlfriend Got Her Gun
Gliftor's Rap
T-Stick
New Psychedelic Days

Cosmic(2008)

At 23 minutes, it's too short. On the other hand, some may believe it's too long. It isn't what it was supposed to be, but it exists, sort of.


Beyond
Solipsism
Prehistory
Brain
Secret Room
Glittering Enemy Aircraft
All the Death Metal You Need
The Wrong Road
Call to the Lower Consciousness
Other Way Out
Cosmic Dance

Dark Days(2009)

Except for the depressive ramblings of Shellie's husband, who haunts unfinished McMansions in the company of an equally depressed old cat, this album has nothing explicit to say about financial bubbles,peak oil,or the death of the American Paradigm.


For The Radio Industry   Download
[chaotic]   Download
[untitled acoustic]   Download
Just Knowing That You Have My Radio   Download
TGN1412   Download
Potatoes   (preferred)   Download
Dark Days (March To The Grave)   Download
Internet Race Car Crash Death Video Porn   Download
Too Late To Matter   Download
The Art of the T-Stick   Download
1080   Download

Mondo Tea Party(2010)

The soundtrack for a hypothetical movie about the "Tea Party" movement.


I Don't Like It...   Download
A Crazy Guy   Download
My Indiana Home   Download
Revolutionaries That Idolize Mao   Download
Unchurched   Download
Late Night Marching Hordes   Download
Rushonomics   Download
Ragged Individualism   Download
Mondo Tea Party   Download
Tea Party Nation   (preferred)   Download

The Last Podcast(2011)


Intro   Download
Seven Chimes   Download
Die In Vain   (preferred)   Download
Angry Crustaceans   Download
Dive A Truck Through It   Download
Concussed   Download
Frogland/Pithing Contest   Download
Wire Dance   Download
1979   Download
Outro   Download

It's Not A Traditional America Anymore(2013)


More Takers Than Makers   Download
Accepting Chaos   Download
Maggies Economists Blues   Download
Drilling Down   (preferred)   Download
Gliftors Warning   Download
Meanwhile, The American People   Download
We Have Not Seen This Before   Download
Just The Guitar   Download
Golden City Of The Forgotten F   Download
T-Stick Sprint   Download
Do It Anyway   Download
Traditional Mix   Download
All The Weight   Download
Standing By   Download
Its Not A Traditional America   Download
Negative Trio   Download
Behind The Scenes   Download
Terminal   Download

Notes on Political Economy(2014)

The one thing we knew at the beginning of February was that this project would be built around the still-evolving outline of a future political book. What we ended with was mostly free-form solo electric guitar, with miscellaneous swiped spoken words and some of our own - less softsynth stuff than usual, and more of the BBC sound effects library.


Evolution Suite   Download
Political Economy   Download
Hierarchy of Needs   Download
1956   Download
The Power of Money   Download
Cadillac   (preferred)   Download
Creative Destruction   Download

2015 Album(2015)


No tracks have been uploaded for this album yet.

Wasteland(2016)

Electronics, voices from YouTube, electric guitar. No songs. No microphones were used. Stolen voices include Noam Chomsky, Joseph Stiglitz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and a few other denizens of the Wasteland.


Wasteland   Download
Not Quite Forgotten   Download
Waiting for the Moment   Download
Heavy Breathing   (preferred)   Download
The Face on the Hotdog at the Table of the Lord   Download
I Remember Iron Butterfly   Download
In Frantic Denial   Download
Electric Is the New Acoustic   Download
Warnings Were Exchanged   Download
Gut Feeling   Download
Gridlocked   Download
The Party Will End Badly   Download
Above it All   Download
On the Way Out   Download
Joe Stiglitz   Download
No Way Back   Download
SETI   Download

alt-alt(2017)

Modular synth, synth-processed guitar, and Internet video rips, tastelessly combined into an ugly approximation of the emerging alt-alt lifestyle.


Rhythmatic   (preferred)   Download
The World Is a Mess   Download
Collisions   Download
Incredible Progress of a Fine-Tuned Machine   Download
Stability   Download
Nonlinearities   Download
Bannon Agenda Boogie   Download
Diffusion   Download
Dolly's Tree   Download