We are Rubbing Alcohol, the progressive indie rock band, implementing vocals, guitars, bass, synthesizers, and drum machines to create psychedelic soundscapes with manic moods. The current and permanent incarnation of Rubbing Alcohol was formed after the murder of Rubbing Alcohol's previous incarnation which was a trio including a human drummer who was neither human nor a drummer. Rubbing Alcohol is the disinfection of the meaningless sounds coming out of this era.
So now, as we progress further with our art, we are currently able to offer music on our website as well as the opportunity to purchase our single from the album in progress, 'Spells Cast From A Blue Dragon's Lair'. This album will be a double album containg about 11 or 12 songs. That may not sound like it would constitute a double album, but the majority of our songs are over six minutes as they sweep through the various moods and emotions of a main idea. Maybe people will say we ramble after reading this, but once you listen to our music you will understand and realize that our music will not loose you in the minutes, only that you will loose track of time.
Music should be magical and ethereal, and we will always strive to acheive that. Lyrics, at times, will be the focal point, then the synth takes over, then the guitar, then the bass, then the drums. The two of us put all the effort we can into every aspect of the music, and just because we use a drum machine does not mean that you will have heard that particular beat before. We study drum styles not drumlines from other bands. We are heavily influenced and drawn to jazz beats and ethnic beats and the realative percussive instruments, using drum sounds from India, Africa, South America, and everwhere else you could possibly imagine including America. All of this melds into what the rythm of Rubbing Alcohol is all about.
We love old synthesizers and currently use a Roland Juno 106 which we owe alot of our trippyness to. But what really makes us stand out is the overall emotion of our songs. We have a song that is nearly 11 minutes long, and after the recording session for this song, our engineer, Adam Pike, looked down at the counter and could not beleive that the song was that long because it never lost him. This would have to be greatest compliment that we ever received because of who it came from; a man who has sat there listening to everyone and their brother recording their material in his studio.