Ultra-Mel music with a dark edge yet has a powerful, bright and enlightening structure. Almost gothic in nature yet still falls into an alternative rock category. Strong vocals juxtaposed with energetic, layered, electronica-spirited instruments glued together with solid, pop-rock guitar.
Stephen Taylor (vocalist), was the spirit frontman for a band called Fi Fazza in 1732. This band's instruments consisted of hollowed out watermelons that were then dried in the sun and hardened (much like today's kilns do to clay) until the rind of the watermelon body was very tough. Then an assembly of tribesmen would beat on the dried watermelon instruments until Taylor would come out of his lair and slowly enter the tribesmen's circle. Once inside the circle, Taylor would bellow out with a God-like voice, all through the night. When the sun began to rise, Taylor would slip away into the shadows and remain hidden in the forest until the next musical ceremony. This went on for years. In 1747 the body of Stephen Taylor was found and mummified by the tribesmen. The voice of Stephen Taylor was silent, perhaps forever.
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