Red Rum Trance

by Matt Frantz

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    1998 album remastered in 2010 packaged in jewel case with color paper cover and tray card.

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When I was a small child, I was touched by a dream. I was awake at night. The only one on the floor. I stepped into the small room and felt eyes upon me. My throat lump swelled. I turned to leave and the picture frame on the wall stopped me. Dirty, imitation gold color, fake engraved frame. A face centered in the space stared back. I stepped back. I felt weak. Her skin was pale and hard. Her hat was black. She projected a presence. I had to close my eyes. When I opened them again, she was gone. A demon took her place. Dark red skeleton draped in black. He reached his bony arm out of the wall to clutch my throat. I couldn't hear words, but I could hear thoughts. It wanted nothing but my destruction. I grabbed his wrist and twisted the arm backwards. I love the cracking sound I heard. I snapped his radius and the hand fell limp. I felt power swelling up inside of me. This is how I want to remember myself. Not a slave. A master. Not afraid. I know that no one, nothing, can truly harm me. The image shrieked and fell back into the blankness of the empty picture frame. I walked out of the room smiling. I walked out of the room and laughed. I have a fear of snakes. One day, I will get the chance to clutch one by the throat and snap it in two. The snake is symbolic. My victory will not be. The path has already been cleared for us. Our older brother made a sacrifice for us. The ones who killed him secured his and our victory. There is much to rejoice about.


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The 3rd solo project by Matt Frantz, recorded in 1998. The main instruments appearing on the album in order of dominance are; electric guitar and bass, fretless guitar and bass, classical guitar, synthesizer, acoustic and electric drums. This album is compatible with non-musical works by the following individuals: Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), Franz Kafka (The Judgment), Dr. Suess (The Cat In The Hat), Lewis Carrol (Alice In Wonderland), C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles Of Narnia), Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), Ambrose Bierce (Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge), and Stephen King (The Shining).


released April 22, 1998


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Matt Frantz is a visual artist and designer that also produces instrumental soundscapes, spoken word, and concept albums. Most recordings fall into the category of experimental music with elements of dark ambient, electronic, industrial, and noise genres. ... more

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