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Breaking Point

by Lunatic Calm

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about

The second and final Lunatic Calm was a *long* time in the making. Badly stung by the appalling treatment we'd received from MCA, we had re-grouped, worked hard to establish a little following in the US and had enjoyed a lot of success in licensing tracks from the Metropol album onto various movies (including the likes of The Matrix, Arlington Road, Charlie's Angels, The Jackyl, The Bone Collector and a whole heap more).

Meanwhile, MCA, seeing this success starting to blossom, decided perhaps they would keep us under their thumb, but we were having none of it and spent a good while extricating ourself from their clutches. During this time we were writing, and re-writing this album and getting increasingly frustrated not to be out on the frontline touring and getting our music out there.

Eventually, we secured a deal with a small independent City of Angels who were friends of our based out of LA. They in turn did a deal with Virgin offshoot, V2, to fund the project - ultimately V2 would be their masters but they would hold on to their identity as an independent and we would have the funding we needed to get back on the road. Literally one week before the release of the album, one of the label owners had a very serious run in with the police ... and V2 ran a million miles away to avoid association with what, actually, was something of a scandal.

The net result was that they paid lip service to the contract to avoid having to compensate us for not releasing the album, by putting the minimum number of copies into the stores (500 I believe).

Without tour support, and without the likes of social media or kickstarter to help us move forward independently, we were done... and for a second time events within the industry had conspired to destroy our work and our ambitions.

HOWEVER, this is the first time the album has had a digital release. Perhaps you'll be coming to it for the first time, or perhaps you're a fan from back in the day who's CD was eaten by the dog. Either way, I hope you enjoy the music - a little body of work that's rich in music, soul and detail.

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released January 1, 2002

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Lunatic Calm London, UK

This was a collaborative project with Howie Saunders, a childhood friend with whom Simon played in a number of bands, including the pre-cursor project ‘Flicker Noise’. They were a duo as a writing team, but when live included a drummer, Jez Noble. The band toured the US with The Crystal Method, but were undone by major record company shenanigans.‘Breaking Point’ was, fittingly, their last release. ... more

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