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Interview with Artist Dave Asher at Chicago Filmmakers

Dave Asher as Melody Nife in SCI FI SOL

Dave Asher as Melody Nife in SCI FI SOL

Friday Night VOLUME at Chicago Filmmakers kicked off it’s 2014 run with a January jam-packed with ray guns, video game car chases, super hero dance battles, and an album of music the Chicago Journal called, “a brilliant slice of bedroom pop, infectiously catchy and rough around all of the right edges”.  All of this, courtesy of featured attraction SCI FI SOL, the music video fantasy adventure.

The final screening packed an especially rare whollup, as it was announced that the original album of music that inspired and scored the movie would, in fact, not be heard.  Instead,  the movie was played alongside the upcoming new album by Sci Fi Sol creator Melody Nife.

Joseph R. Lewis interviews Dave Asher, AKA Melody Nife, AKA musical director of legendary Chicago comedy theatre iO and artist behind the music of Sci Fi Sol, the music video fantasy adventure.
Recorded live on January 31st, MMXIV as part of Friday Night VOLUME, a series programmed by Jake Weisman at Chicago Filmmakers.

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THE RAYGUN SISTERS XOX

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See The Raygun Sisters in SCI FI SOL on the BIG SCREEN at the Logan Square Theatre as part of WEDNESDAY REWIND  presented by DAME KATIE RIFE.

A new Music Video Adventure each week before the feature!  Follow the adventure on Facebook for FREE TRAX! WILD TXT! SUPERHERO PIX!  & COOL VIDZ!

Wednesdays at 10:30pm thru May, 2013
LOGAN SQUARE THEATRE
2646 N Milwaukee Ave  Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 342-5555

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SCI FI SOL at the LOGAN SQUARE THEATER

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Catch SCI FI SOL on the BIG SCREEN at the Logan Square Theatre as part of WEDNESDAY REWIND  presented by DAME KATIE RIFE.

A new Music Video Adventure each week before the feature!

Wednesdays at 10:30pm thru May, 2013
LOGAN SQUARE THEATRE
2646 N Milwaukee Ave  Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 342-5555

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And keep up with all our superhero video game comic book shenanigans by following us on TUMBLR and FACEBOOK.  FREE TRAX!  WILD TXT!  CRAZY PIX!  COOL VIDZ!


XOX

POP! NEON! SCI FI SOL!

Melody Nife & The Underground Multiplex are proud to announce the launch of SCI FI SOL – The Music Video Adventure Series!

Today’s premiere presentation is the music video “Babydoll” featuring SEXY DANCERS,  EMILY THE LONELY DESIGNER, THE EVIL BRAIN, and even cameo appearances from your favorite bumbling buffoons MATCH & STONE!

If you like music and fantasy, comic books and video games, then this will be right up your dark neon alley!

Follow along here at the Plex for original SCI FI SOL vidz, pix, txt, and trax!

SCI FI SOL COMIC XOX

The Mystery of iO Comedy Club’s DAVE ASHER

Mystery of DAVE ASHER XOX

CLICK HERE to listen to a Multiplex X-Clusive track by iO Comedy Club Musical Director DAVE ASHER!

SCI FI SOL presents THE LEGEND OF MELODY NIFE

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LEGEND OF MELODY NIFE

DOWNLOAD THE SOUNDTRAK MP3

Melody Nife is the cutting edge.

The universe began with a bang and on the wings of its expansion flies sounds, sights, and spirits.

Melody Nife expresses the outer limits of this movement.

Melody Nife is the cutting edge.

As humans evolved, so did the technology they created. Soon, the cites they built began to be controlled by these machines.

Through the process of transformation, one machine produced a spirit. A spirit that signaled the arrival of a digital consciousness, a time when the moment to moment progression of the universal voice would be expressed by a digital brain. This brain was the Sci Fi Sol.

The Sci Fi Sol had a thought. A being of human form must be created to become the Sci Fi Sol incarnate, specifically, a “Rock Star” to lead the people towards their rightful place as servants to the digital brain.

Melody Nife was the Sci Fi Sol’s Rock Star.

To create this digital human, Sci Fi Sol enlisted the help of a human designer named Emily. Though to her, it was merely an idea that occurred to her to do, her designs would give the size and shape — and humanity — to Melody Nife.

Thus, Melody Nife was created, as were six disciples, all designed to deliver the message that Sci Fi Sol was now in control.

But something changed.

Melody Nife and Emily fell in love.

Melody Nife was a man with a digital brain, but now he had a heart for a human woman.

Using the disciples, Sci Fi Sol enslaved Melody Nife calculating that if he were to consummate his love with Emily — one solitary human — its mission would be compromised. Melody Nife was intended to be the object of all desire and he was to woo each of the world’s subjects equally. He was not intended to feel for himself. Emily had changed that.

But, the brain’s message of supremacy was to be delivered at all costs. Sci Fi Sol continued to harvest music from its Rock Star counterpart, now using Melody Nife’s own desire for Emily as fuel for an even more powerful digital message.

Love is the shape of the universe.

And love is stronger than any machine, even one that can think for itself.

The human bond between Melody Nife and Emily was too strong. And the will of the disciples was too weak.

The Sci Fi Sol machine was destroyed, but in its absence, remains its human-with-a-digital-brain, Melody Nife.

Melody Nife is the Sci Fi Sol.

And still, the universe continues to expand. New sounds and starlight spread out into an approaching infinity. And Melody Nife lives on the cutting edge of this expansion. His digital spirit scientifically documents the experience of “now”, and does so with a human heart. The music, the visions, the phrases, are all expressions of the cutting edge of reality.

Melody Nife is the cutting edge.

XOX

Many Thanks to CIMMFest and the Fans of Sci Fi Sol!

A dream finally came true for The Underground Multiplex after more than a year of planning. Sci Fi Sol got a release through a festival, and how lucky we were to have it shown as part of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival. Ours was one of the final screenings in the large viewing space of The Wicker Park Arts Center before that building is acquired by new owners. The projection and sound were terrific and Dave Asher (singing along live in performance with three videos and the feature) was in excellent form.

Our deepest gratitude to all those who braved the elements to check out the film.  Special thanks to Drew and Josh for taking pictures (coming soon);  the CIMMFest volunteers and crew for the smooth program transitions, technical know-how and help in a hurried environment. Big, big thank you to Michael Phillips, Jr. for giving us the chance to shine and allowing me to write a blog entry touring the newly renovated Logan Theatre. And, of course, to Joseph R. Lewis and Dave Asher–Good God, you guys are geniuses!

Lew