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Aural, or New Smyrna Beach

by Nick Ruiz, Ph.D
(follow on Twitter:  @NRIII)

Price: $9.99

Release Date: April 1, 2017

Product Description

Nick Ruiz's debut album is certifiably experimental - a collection of songs inspired mainly by the memory and artistic work of David Bowie, as Ruiz asserts Bowie inadvertently created a sub-genre of rock music, characterized by hypereclecticism, experimentation, hybridity of musical styles and the exploration of thematic material. Though many bands and artists in the 1960s contributed to such a form,  the work of artists like David Bowie et al. (e.g. PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nick Ruiz, etc.), may further develop and substantiate such a genre. Ruiz's debut record is a continuation of such work in its exploration of themes regarding alienation, surrealism and postmodern culture.

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Recorded at The Kitchen, New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA. All songs written, recorded, mixed and produced by Nick Ruiz, Ph.D.

Intertheory Records

Track List

1. From the Ocean to the Desert

2. Wayside (New Smyrna Beach)

3. Shot to Hell

4. The Passing

5. The Temporal Judges the Eternal

6. A World Nailed To Sticks That Make A Cross

7. Unrecognizable (listen)

8. Serenade

9. Where the Difficulty Lies

10. Little Ever Lasts (listen)



"An interesting debut. Somewhere between PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan, David Bowie and Nick Cave. Maybe even Leonard Cohen. If that's your thing - this is your record."

- Kritikos: Reviews -


About the Artist
Nick Ruiz, Ph.D was born in New York City in 1970. He has edited three books on Jean Baudrillard, including Jean Baudrillard: The Poetics of Radicality by Gerry Coulter. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Capital, America in Absentia, and most recently, Integral Reality (with Robert Hassan). His first novel, Jean Baudrillard: Entanglement, And Nothing Came is forthcoming in 2018. He is also the editor of Kritikos, and a professor of philosophy and humanities.







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