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In the first of a two part episode on imaginary worlds in music, I talk with the 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.
Tuesday Talk by Vertigo Drift
Eskape by Vertigo Drift
Red Eclipse by Vertigo Drift
Heptapod B by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Cybernetic Armor by Sammus