Welcome to the Frodus Archival Project, Launched 10.10.00.
After hours of re-wiring and repairing
hard-drive sectors, the old FCI mainframe has been rebooted. This project
continues from the launch date 10.10.00 with the remaining ghosts of
the Conglomerate.. Experiencing 89uJ()*D some difficulties with our
connections is common as old technology clashes with new technology.
The worlds collide and the electrons fight for bandwith and freedom
from enslavement by e-business solutions and the new modern ways of
man-machine or machine-man. The founding employees gather information
and memories to share them with affiliates and supporters for enlightenment and
It is true, that the live experience of Frodus™
may never be again. But new ways of experience is something FCI hopes
to continue: propaganda, ethos, and the visual/sonic stimulation
tactics to subvert what should rightly be subverted.
Stay connected with the FAP2k,
the end only means
Frodus also exists on the bastion of corporate scanning for cultural trends known as Facebook.
Stop willingly uploading your mind to Rupert Murdoch's Media Empire and making Friends™.
Press, media organizations, venture capitalists, and investors may contact Frodus (a.k.a. Frodus Conglomerate Internationale) by emailing: profyaya [at] frodus.com. The professor will answer your mail promptly and confidently.
Rebooted the FCI mainframes. These old machine still work. Time has been on our side as our rather narrow web-design fits the screens of new mobile web-devices. Kicking the tires here in the old empty office. Yes, I realize we have awoken but with only one eye. The Conglomerate exists as a skeleton entity and it seems that the focus is now in the Soundlab. The Soundlab is the reviving of a brief offshoot project of Frodus known as Frodus Sound Laboratories (FSL). Experiments have begun again. Soundlab 1 being the first. Unknown time as to when/if futher Soundlabs will be undertaken. We still exist under the credo of our last transmission in 2000 but yet again also as the "economic police" as mentioned in our Public Service Announcement in 1993.
2000: (transmission begins) The door stands ajar as the ghosts pass through the walls of the now empty facilities of what was known as the Frodus Conglomerate International. Within these wayward mists, sounds resonate throughout and images flash by. The thoughts: Frodus, a three-piece musical outfit from Washington, DC. Labeled once as the purveyors of "spazzcore" and the warriors of "mech-core". Countless shows, countless releases, and constant reinvention.
The populous that was and will be ask if the entity of Frodus shall resurface... musically, Frodus resurfaces constantly with the ebb and flow of solar flares and the recycling of all culture through generations. As a live experience, Frodus resurfaces as past-memories and future-probability/im-probability.
The machines never died...(transmission ends): 1993
Banks are crashing... Wall Street has been bailed out... and "Conglomerate International" is coming out again on vinyl. In a way its kind of sad when a record that you write over 10 years ago about overconsumption and the weirdness of America during the 90's boom of S.U.V.'s, the internet and middle-class/upper-class affluence still has a relevant theme and lyrics today. I kind of expected the "adults" back then to get their act together by 2009. However we did finally vote in a new administration in the U.S. which is really a relief. For the first time ever I am happy to see the American president on Television and I don't feel like he's a weird out-of-touch goon tycoon. Hopefully the superstructures around him will allow some change to occur. At at rate, last year we had an unexpected stage-takeover at the Swedish embassy and this year our vinyl re-release. What's next? Unknown...
And now some words from the producer of "Conglomerate International", Jonathan Kreinik:
It would be easy to say something like, "wow time flies!" or "it just seems like yesterday" but honestly making this record seems like forever and a day ago. So much has happened since then that, if anything, it's nice to have this rerelease to remind us of where we've been, where we're going, but most importantly, where we ARE.
FCI's sci-fi, dystopian origins, even in a somewhat farcical way, echo from the past to say, "You're soaking in it!" Perhaps what resonates with me most is not the notion that people with ideas and hopes are necessarily the victims in this horribly confused future world we live in, but are just part of a herd that somehow got trampled by itself.
You vs. you.
Avoid accidents, be happy. -Jonathan Kreinik