The alt- rock band known as Rhondavision and the 11th Hour Orchestra have released their anxiously awaited, definitive full-length record, “Rhondavision and the 11th Hour Orchestra.” The LP comprises 11 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of just over half an hour. It has been produced and published on the Cabinwood Studios independent record label. Eclectic, shadowy, and full of dark ambiance, “Rhondavision and the 11th Hour Orchestra” is a multifaceted dreamscape of sound to entertain fans of virtually any genre.
The Rhondavision and the 11th Hour Orchestra experience is a highly theatrical one. Colorful, imaginative and devilishly fun, it draws upon narrative and a broad spread of musical styles to intrigue and mystify the listener. Much of this dramatic overtone comes from their cited artistic influences, which include such composers of film scores as Paul Williams (“Phantom of the Paradise”), Peter Thomas (“Raumpatrouille”), and John Barry (James Bond). They also cite as inspirations the theatrical approach of David Bowie, the commanding power of Shirley Bassey, and the quasi-electronic instrumentation of Devo. Imagining a blend of these approximates the general panache and mode of Rhondavision fairly well.
Expanding on their founding ideas and their new record, Rhondavision and the 11th Hour Orchestra write, “Our musical objective is to create a feeling of mystery and intrigue while enforcing an up-tempo rhythm with visually rich lyrics. With this collection, we set out to produce a series of independently epic theme songs, reminiscent of rock-opera adventures from the past. Reoccurring themes include alien abduction, time travel and the afterlife.”
Rhondavision and the 11th Hour Orchestra are a duo with an unusual history. The following is an excerpt from their official bio:
“While on location to direct a TV pilot in Hollywood at the famous Radio Records studio, TH3 (Thomas Hurley III) and Rhondavision (Rhonda Selesnow) met on the new set of the ‘Count Smokula Show.’ Here, the two produced a satirical music sketch with LA’s favorite cable-access vampire clown, Count Smokula. The TV pilot fizzled, but the shoot did not fail, as it launched a six-year artistic collaboration between TH3 and his new magical muse, Rhondavision. The duo would continue to develop numerous future endeavors including music videos, new cable access shows, theatrical plays and now, their full-length rock album.”
Rhondavision’s official music video for “Hex,” Track Two on their self-titled LP, has also been released.
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