[AUTO]BIOGRAPHY BY WAY OF CHRONOLOGY
1996: Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran, while working on what would become the band's album Medazzaland, create a side project called TV Mania that mixes electronic music with vocal samples from television shows. The album does not get released at the time and is shelved — and eventually lost.
2013: The master tape having been found, TV Mania's album — Bored with Prozac and the Internet? — is finally released March 12. Later that year, the duo creates the TV Mania Franchise project, in which musicians and video artists can create their own versions of TV Mania songs/videos.
2014: Nathan Stack, the musician behind Autohypnosis, releases a five-part music video series as the TV Mania Los Angeles franchise. For all five songs, the instrumental music is wholly original, while the vocals are reworkings of the vocals/samples/lyrics from the TV Mania album; no samples from the original album are used. Some of the instrumental tracks from this project might get reshaped into songs for future Autohypnosis music.
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TV MANIA LOS ANGELES: WATCH AND LISTEN
Headphones are recommended. At least a cursory familiary with the original TV Mania album isn't a bad idea.
All videos created by Nathan Stack. All instrumental music is wholly original; (c) and (p) Nathan Stack.
CHAPTER 1: THE PASSAGE TO HEAVEN?
CHAPTER 2: THE TEEMING CORPUSCLES OF FALSIFIED REALITY
CHAPTER 3: I SEE SOMETHING THAT GLITTERS AND I GO RIGHT FOR IT
CHAPTER 4: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GREAT GOD PUBLICITY
CHAPTER 5: WONDROUS TRANSCENDENTAL FORAYS?