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Frames by The Black Penguins

Frames all started out as a jam and then in a few hours turned into a song with lyrics. Totally off the cuff lyrics. One of those golden moments of inspiration. Back in 2011 one day I sat down to just record myself jamming with no preconceived ideas. Then this riff began to brew. Frames (demo) is the first or second stereo recording on my Zoom H2 of guitar and vocals. Then I later put it into Ableton Live and added some parts but kept the original recording intact no overdubs.

Then it just sat on my computer until about 2013 when I made the “final version” of Frames. But let it sit on the shelf again. Finally in 2015 I decided to spend some time with this song and put together this single with four versions total. This is the first Black Penguins song with vocals.

everything in ones and zeros – The Black Penguins

Also available @ Free Music Archive

“everything in ones and zeros” by The Black Penguins

This is an ambient electronic noise album that looks at our connection to technology and issues of our personal privacy or lack thereof.

Dedicated to those defending our rights to privacy and freedom.

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Credits

eric “eroctech” toledo – guitars, keys, programing, recording, and mixing using ableton live

“Miles Copeland (The Program)”
remix from “Mixtape 02”
called “Miles Copeland (Red Dawn)”

“Radio Transmissions”
eric “eroctech” toledo – guitars, drum programing, recording & mixing
bIONIX – ni maschine played live
bionix.bandcamp.com

Released 15 June 2015

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MY THIRD EYE – The Black Penguins

“MY THIRD EYE” by The Black Penguins

Take a journey into the consciousness of it’s creator eric “eroctech” toledo the mastermind behind ‪The Black Penguins‬. Each song is linked to a time, place, or emotion in his life.

MY THIRD EYE is a psychedelic, experimental electronic album with some guitars, laced with flash backs from ‪The Dude‬.

*Lots of goodies included for those who download the whole album!


Credits

eric “eroctech” toledo
guitars, keys, programing, recording, and mixing using ableton live & pro tools

“Nopales (Mix 2)”
remix of the single “Nopales”

“Animal (Ghosts of San Francisco)”
remix from “Mark it Zero
al carter – drums
david emmert – bass

“Whales & Salt”
live stereo demo recording
sf anonymous – drums

“Canelo”
canlelo – paws on wood floor

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Review

Out of all the shadowy outfits prowling in the fast flickering eye of the electronic storm and psychedelic lo-fi manifesting across CA, some are as obscure and as overlooked as [ The Black Penguins ]. The confounding maker Eric Toledo, has released several titles to essentially few basic recognition or critical acclaim in the last half decade. A sad event so to say, for “MY THIRD EYE” the most recent in a chain of release, is so solid and so different in comparison to [ The Black Penguins ] previous titles that it’s almost impossible to believe they all emerged from the mind of one shrouded outfit. But make no mistake as every album since the first, “Mark it Zero” when [ The Black Penguins ] had a drummer & bass player, Eric’s music were built mainly with the use of electronic beats and keys while flirting around various elements to create electronic pieces. And while majority of Eric’s albums are shape around electronic output [ The Black Penguins ] also swift outside its comfort zone integrating few guitar based songs with electronic drums. The album “Moods” has no guitars at all while all the “Mixtape” albums are heavy on the electronic side. “MY THIRD EYE” on the other end is the culmination of [ The Black Penguins ] electronic work. It’s probably one of the most cohesive results to date.

by The Siren Sound

MY THIRD EYE - Back Cover - The Black Penguins

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