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The Bigger Picture, Part 1
Bluff Ultimate & The Ultimatum

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The Bigger Picture was written and recorded with the intention of presenting an historical timeline of the human race - how we were seeded on this planet as a slave race, how we're constantly manipulated by a handful of powerful banking families with bloodlines that are traceable back to Babylon and where we are ultimately going unless we wake up and take back our own power. It is based on the research of the author and many other researchers, authors and scholars.

Track listing:
(click track name for lyrics)

01. Overture
02. Yebo-Yebo
03. Lion
04. Ox
05. Eagle
06. Novum Lateo Hominis
07. Nine More Unknown Men
08. Mason's Promise
09. Take My Weed Away!
10. War On Freedom
11. Scarred, Mangled Banner

 

 

Reviews

Bigger Picture, Part 1
Album review by Antares, Independant Producer, Magick River.

As an independent music producer I tend to network with kindred spirits, and sometimes I receive pleasant surprises in the post. The most recent CD surprise was a massive labor of love by somebody I have yet to meet, but whom I feel I already know. His name is Dave Blackman and he's married to a jazz singer and pianist named Rebecca. I don't know how long Dave has been working on this epic project called THE BIGGER PICTURE - but he's just completed Part One, recording under the name Bluff Ultimate & THe Ultimatum.

A large part of the music consists of meticulously layered choral voices, inspired no doubt by Gregorian Chants and perhaps an early childhood participation in church choirs - but African drums soon burst upon the soundscape, followed by snatches of bluesy vaudeville, jazzy burlesque, and even country music. Stitching the musical patchwork together is a narrative thread rooted in contemporary cosmomythology, with evocative allusions to the Grail Bloodlines, Zecharia Sitchin's Sumerian Skygods (the much-maligned Anunnaki), and linking it all to Neo-Nazis and the New World Order Illuminati.

The scope of Dave Blackman's musical and thematic vision is epic, to say the least - and to attempt such a project in a home studio with digital samplers, rhythm sequencers, guitars, keyboards - and the low-budget assistance of a few good friends - is, well, extremely courageous or foolhardy (depending on the listener's tendency to be empathetic or hostile).

Nevertheless, Blackman's wry sense of humor offsets the exopolitical seriousness and sonority of his musical saga - and brings it back home to a strangely familiar soundtrack for a docudrama on the origins and destiny of the human species. His robust musicianship ensures that the music is generally listenable and often even inspiring.

This isn't an easily categorizable release - and I admit to being partial to the offbeat and unexpected in music. What Dave Blackman is attempting with this album reminds me of a series of illustrated bible stories I was exposed to as a child. However, the intent is hardly religious, as the information encoded in the narrative is essentially a deconstruction of religious orthodoxy.

THE BIGGER PICTURE speaks directly to those who already suspect something isn't quite right about The Official Version of Everything.

Antares
www.magickriver.org
www.reverbnation.com/guanobreath

9/9/11

 

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