Radio Therapy (2015)
The fog of chemo and numbness of radiation. The brain surgery. Paralysis. The seizure that exposed it all. The sterile sounds of the hospital. One must find a way to heal.
Radio Therapy expresses these sentiments by transforming the brutal sounds of Rodriguez's MRI into a meditation on the healing process of his recovery from a cancerous brain tumor, creating both a soothing and battling ambiance of recovery & remission.
Radio Therapy is produced by harnessing radio frequencies alongside a transmission of Rodriguez's MRI brain scan through a transducer that is attached to a standalone guitar. The transducer forces the whole body of the guitar to vibrate. The resulting sound is a blend of musical notes, and scanned AM radio frequencies resonating through the body of the guitar and passing through a chain of manipulated sound effects.
Support received by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
released February 7, 2017
Mastered by: Peter Van Uytfranck
Album Artwork by: Jonas Johansson
Released on Jeunesse Cosmique JS064
Merci Christine Renaud, Nora X, Los Rodriguez, Dr. Kevin "P-Recca" Petrecca, Mamouche & Sue Johnston