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One of the hottest industrial acts from Canada is Ottawa‘s ENCEPHALON. The project from Matt Gifford, Sam Mainer (Programming, Production) and One of the hottest industrial acts from Canada is Ottawa‘s ENCEPHALON. The project from Matt Gifford, Sam Mainer (Programming, Production), and female keyboard player Alis Keller (Keyboards, Visuals multimedia) is now finally rounding up to present the much anticipated successor to their debut album The Transhuman Condition released by Dependent in 2011. Since then, the band has performed at various festivals in Canada and the US, fortifying their “up and coming” status with energy-bursting live shows.
The second album Psychogenesis took Encephalon three years to make. IT possesses a far darker outlook towards the future than the optimistic futuristic counterpart The Transhuman Condition. The new album is focusing on how the luxuries of technology could ultimately weaken the human experience, nanophobia, and the grim possibilities that may await those who would attempt to attain immortality at all costs. A soundscape of thunderous orchestras merging with searing electronics weave a vision of organic and mechanical lifeforms colliding as vocalist Matt Giffords ominous yet versatile narration gives each track the feeling of a chapter in a larger story that continues throughout the album.