Heliotropic Heathens (2013) by Luminous Umbrae published on 2013-04-07T13:37:59Z In 1995, Chad Senkyrik plugged his guitar into his first effects pedal, a Boss phaser, and his world changed. Coupling it with a delay pedal, he discovered the sonic possibilities of tweaking knobs during a transcendental improvisational jam with friends. While playing with the avante-punk band Avoid The Band, he acquired a multi-effects unit, and quickly pushed the pedal to it's limits. Using it on their album "Zygote Suicide", he added interstellar sounds to enhance the psychedelic feel of the songs. Still, he wondered what his music would sound like with only the ambient sound effects. With the formation of Kurse Go Back, he got his chance to find out. Working with his long-time friend (and drummer for Avoid The Band) Jefferson Mayday Mayday, and joined by fellow sonic experimenter Moon (R.I.P.), Kurse Go Back embraced a no-holds-barred, anything goes approach to music. It was during this time that Chad discovered the seemingly infinite possibilities of using a computer to create the sounds he had previously only heard in his head. Now, through the use of MIDI, and with many years of experience, he crafts organic electronic soundscapes in an attempt to free the mind of social conditioning, and to reassure the listeners that, despite their status in the "real" world, they are Gods. Find the God in you. All sounds are performed live with no overdubbing.