EPISODE ARCHIVE

IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCI-FI AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF​.


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MUSIC LIST

Tuesday Talk by Vertigo Drift

Eskape by Vertigo Drift

Red Eclipse by Vertigo Drift

​Heptapod B by Jóhann Jóhannsson

​Cybernetic Armor by Sammus


In the first of a two part episode on imaginary worlds in music, I talk with members of Vertigo Drift, an indie band that created a cyberpunk concept album with an expanded universe of material provided by artists, writers and filmmakers. While the group is influenced by concept albums of the past like Tommy or Plastic Beach -- their true inspiration comes from sci-fi fantasy worlds. I visited Trevor Walker, Mark Ayesh and Mike Forsyth at their underground studio in Queens to find out how their debut album "Phase 3" came together.