combines hypnotic, surreal soundscapes with phantasmagorical, emotionally charged visual storytelling to create a unique and inspiring music and film experience.
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Synthesizing music, film, and an unforgettable live experience, this innovative indie band, X: THC is evolving and redefining how a live show is presented and experienced within the model of the music industry.
X: THC combines chilled, shattered beats, soulful vibe, and edgy indie rock songwriting to create a lush, ambient soundscape. The songs conjure shades of post-punk, new wave, and electronica - yet they weave a seductive, hypnotic sound all their own.
The immersive, live concert performance is accompanied by X: THC's original film, X: The Human Condition, whose wistful and mysterious imagery creates an utterly unique and uplifting experience. Citing Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Jean Cocteau, and The Brothers Grimm as major influences, X: THC's visual companion to the performance is a surrealistic, psychological trip inside the human subconscious. Post-performance, you will be invited to access hidden pages within the website, to uncover the mysteries and meanings on a deeper level ...
X: THC's music is currently in rotation onboard Continental Airlines, Aircalin Airlines, and on over 100 college radio stations nationwide.
X: THC's Michael Nova is an existential explorer. A powerful performer, composer, filmmaker and producer, Michael has released his multimedia music and film project, X: The Human Condition with a DIY (do it yourself) aesthetic that persevered after over a decade of, at times, seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Michael worked for 12 years, self-funding X: The Human Condition on a shoestring budget, with the help of hundreds of actors, musicians and crew, who volunteered or cut their rates to be a part of the project, because of the message of the music and film. His goal was to do "one good thing"- to create a live music and film project that would inspire people to overcome challenges in life, but he was about to face more challenges than he ever imagined.
With no previous experience in film, Michael directed, and was in the process of co-editing the film, when things took a turn for the worse. Previously in perfect health, he suddenly developed multiple serious ailments.
He lost his vision, and was also diagnosed with kidney disease, and at high risk for heart disease. X: The Human Condition seemed doomed. But though all this, something incredible was happening. The story of X: The Human Condition was now reflecting through to his real life and his real life experience entered into the story. They were coming together in a twisted, and artfully unexpected way.
Through the stress and challenges of producing X: The Human Condition, Michael didn't take the time to notice little things like the gift of sight and normal functioning of the body. Things that he was now forced to see, through severely impaired vision.
His experience became part of X: The Human Condition. It was with this realization that he underwent months of intense rehabilitation, strengthening his resolve to complete this "one good thing". A full recovery was not expected, but it is amazing what you can do when you are passionate about something.
With the goal of inspiring people through the music and film, the behind the scenes story of X: The Human Condition now became an inspiration in itself. The project is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit.
In order to affect concrete change in others' lives, X: THC is donating a portion of proceeds from ticket and album sales of X: The Human Condition to
http://www.halfofus.com/ and http://www.afsp.org/
X: THC's musicians are diverse artists who have produced sound design for HBO, Showtime, ABC, SciFi, USA, and Oxygen networks, performed with, or played on albums by Public Enemy, Popa Chubby, DJ Red Alert, The NY Chamber Opera, and shared stages with Costanza, Mudville, Natalie Walker, BM Linx, J.Viewz, and many more.
X: The Human Condition's production team has produced projects for Shaggy, Todd Terry, India, Louie Vega, The National Football League, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and Latin America Superstar Ednita Nazario.
X: The Human Condition 's actors have appeared in productions such as Saturday Night Live, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Morgan Spurlock's Phoenix, Guiding Light, Gossip Girl, Moon Over Miami, and the feature films The Good Shepherd, Forgiven and Final Analysis.
“An amazing album… may build on many of the stepping stones of the past, but is definitely an album and concept that treads towards the future, and new possibilities in ways that many artists have not even started to consider" - SlowdiveMusic Blog
“This is a magical album…Seductive chill-out goodness that easily rivals the like work of Bjork and Massive Attack in terms of impact and diversity...X: THC are probably the kind of band that you’d enjoy so much you would want to keep them to yourself, only you won’t be able to, because you’re so damned excited about the music."- SphereMag, UK
”This is electronica at its best and this is the type of laid back, emotional music that draws you in and keeps you listening...Beautifully executed " –BlogCritics
"The DVD is awesome and fills one with a sense of yearning...wonderful exploration into relationships and searching for a change...I was captivated." -Pop Syndicate
"It is more than just an album it is an audio-visual assault on your senses....a brilliant work of art." -TheScene, AU
" X: THC is simply brilliant when it attempts synthesis of the good vibes of eighties pop with the bleak downtempo moodiness of trip-hop...the ambience that the music creates is as vital as the music itself... " - Daily Vault
“X: The Human Condition is an emotionally cataclysmic event that will resonate in your subconscious... In a world where live action accompanied by video stimulus is the new trend…Michael Nova's avant-garde production remains unparalleled.” - UnratedNYC Magazine
"Deeply and genuinely moving" –Popdose
"The realization of X: The Human Condition is absolutely remarkable...a fascinating experience" -Side-Line Music Magazine
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