“The King of Black” by Shoja Azari is opening May 30th at the Venice Beinnale. I spent 6 weeks doing the sound design and score with C Ryan Mcvinney at Accelerated Entropy Studios. Very proud of the film and our work. It is a masterful blend of old and new, real and surreal; based on “The Black Dome,” a 12th century epic poem by Nizami Ganjavi, the film takes place entirely in persian miniature paintings of the same period.
If you happen to be one of the chosen few who will be at the Biennale you should absolutely make the time to see it. Mr Shoja Azari’s finest work to date
Well my friends, today is the day.
The record, The Tropic of Entropy, is available to everyone for free download at: www.johnnyazari.com.
Also released is the first of many music videos to come, “The Gates of Heaven and Hell”.
After a year and a half, once more, I present you with some work. This record was recorded during 15 months wrought with slashed wrists, carnal feuds, friction with the law, betrayal, homelessness, the construction of my studio, death, and other constipations my foolish flesh is heir to. Now with the release of this record, I know the troubles have only begun again.
We are now on the road and will stay that way for the foreseeable eternity. “The Tropic of Entropy” is a record made with zero consideration for market trends and total disregard for my own personal well being. I recorded this entirely on my own and put every drop of poison, sugar, and coin I had into it.
So here’s to you, dear reader, if you have read this far. All I have to offer in this life is my work and devotion to keeping that work true. Consider this my finest offering. In this age where media’s abundance borders on redundancy I hope you take a moment to give this old blues man a chance. The Tropic of Entropy is the whet stone where I sharpen my heart. I invite you now and always to venture into the furnace, where I’ll be waiting for you with a song and some wine.
“The Beggar of Prague” - by Johnny Azari
Dear roaming eyeballs and eardrums, here is a video we slapped together to give you a taste of work to come. The record, The Tropic of Entropy, to be released this sunday. For now, heres some delta-moonshine-blues. Enjoy and share! xoxo
I know I have been threatening to release my record for a long time. This sunday it drops, kiddies. xoxo
Flee, flee, flee;
fight, fight, fight;
you are a Darwinian corkscrew.
Day three of the Entropic Odyssey is full of gas. We now have wifi in The Entropic Engine (our tour bus) so you can expect more weirdness on a regular bases.
Day one: We stopped at Cove Recording Studios in Stamford, CT and met with music manager and man of solid constitution, Mr. Munro. I sat in for a song at his local watering hole as well as met a great group of artist who’s compound seems to be held together will integrity and sheetrock.
Day two: Yielded a short film, “Encounter”, shot at Cape Cod. It was a collaboration between Full Flip Creative, The Lollie Pop Crew, and The Tropic Of Entropy. C Ryan Mcvinneyney, Laila Elise Elise, Alexandra-Elisabeth, and I spent the the first evening dreaming up the piece and the next shooting it. Not sure what we got, but whatever it is we got it. Below is a still from the film shoot.
Today: We made an hour stop in boston to wish my mother a happy mothers day. Now The Entropic Engine is pointed west for a short stay in Ohio. Be in Detroit in a week for the official launch of the album and odyssey.
Website and debut solo record to be released next sunday, May 18th.
Stay tuned and we will keep retuning the out of tune tune machine.
Note: The Entropic Odyssey will be more than incoherent nonsense i post on facebook, because I think it’s funny. We have a SHIT TON of content: films, music, photos, writing and misguided philosophy coming your way the next few months. And that is not counting the work we will be making as we go. But for now, before anything is released, let there be incoherent nonsense. orange coconut butterfly.
We are The Aspiring Grand Weirdo
We are The 21st Century Rambling Man.
This is what Woody Guthrie’s suitcase would have looked like if he was round today.
The Entropic Odyssey starts tomorrow. First stop, Mr. Munro’s Studio. After that Detroit…
from there we’ll just follow the tail of Haley’s Comet
We is mixing The King Of Black at Accelerated Entropy Studios.. weirdo piano by C Ryan Mcvinney and even weirder direction by Shoja Azari has made my wierdness seem less weird. Things could be worse.. Obama could go streaking on the white house lawn. God could send his only daughter down to NJ. Or i could finally release the record I have been threatening to release for a year.
Just finished building a lofted bed in the back of the van. We’ll be sleeping above a full recording/film/photography studio for the next 60 months. My home gets 27mpg, free wifi, and fuck ton ideological currency. Be in a city near you, before you can say holy flurkin shnit.
you drunk alone on a sat night wishing you was getting that real fine head? Or are you DJ-in in the tip top “it scene” forever and more. play this shit. either way you’ll get what you want, just not how you want it
Drink from the copper line, then attempt to speak to me. Or don’t. Amazingly the only thing clean about me is my cock… shit i should have asked for refund from them hookers I fucked. But yeah.. in the ADK they make white lighten full bloom moon shine.. and this song speaks something to that effect.
This song has nothing to do with anything I am currently making. It is a piece I tracked in my shitty NYC apartment two years ago. Tin cans for microphones and a cum soaked laptop for an interface. I found it during a recent survey of the jars that contain the remnants of my lobotomy, also know as hard drives. Please don’t play, share, like, or listen to this song. It will make you horny or suicidal, two things no one can tolerate.
14 hours balls deep into the score of The King Of Black with C Ryan Mcvinney and Shoja Azari at Accelerated Entropy Studios in da #ADK. It got hairy there for sec but hey we is brown enough to know what all dat hair be fo’… dem 57’s understand true grit.