FINAL PARSEC PROBLEM THEORY
What started out as a late night, gummy fueled experiment with 6/8 drum programs and sequencers, morphed into this wild 'space-prog-rock' instrumental trip. I'm a big science & space buff and when I was recording the early demos, it reminded me of an episode of 'How The Universe Works' that discussed black hole binaries and the Final Parsec Problem Theory.. that's how the track got its name
Music by Fisher, Brand, Eason & Cordalis
Produced by M. Fisher & P. Cordalis at Green Room Studios, Abbotsford BC
Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs (Vancouver, BC)
Cover Art by Michelle Duff at Michelle Duff Studios, Powell River BC
Animal Souls is a multi-genre indie music project based in Abbotsford, BC. The group is headed by bassist/producer Michael Fisher and features some of the best players in the Fraser Valley.
Originally from Burlington, Ontario Michael has called British Columbia home since 1983 and over the years he has played in many cover & original bands, managed and promoted artists and provided live sound services at local clubs and festivals.
When the Covid pandemic hit and Michael was 'retired' from a 27 year career at Live Nation, he called on some of his musical mates to help him record a 10-track album 'Wisdom of Crowds' which was released in August 2021. The album was a mix of old songs re-imagined from a late 80's stash of 4-track demos along with some newly written songs.
Animal Souls have since released 7 singles; 'Lessons of Love' (Jan 2022), 'Soul Dance Redux' (May 2022), 'Travelin' Bug' (Jul 2022), 'Midnight Sky (feat. Annika Catharina)' (Sep 2022), 'Home Sweet Home (Dec 2022), 'Tell Me Why' (Feb 2023) and 'On My Way (feat. Alison Cowie)' (Apr 2023). Next up is a space-prog-rocker 'Final Parsec Problem Theory', out on Friday, June 30!
Press, Awards & News
I was very thrilled that Animal Souls was nominated for the 2022 Radio WIGWAM Awards in the Best International Band category! We didn't win, or place, or show, but we're exteremely proud that we made it that far considering the thousands of artists that were considered.
#45 - 'KB Radio Canada' Top 50 of 2022
Read my interview with Jay Pillai at Lazie Indie Magazine in the November, 2021 issue.
Read my interview with TJ Clark at Museboat Live Radio.
Read a review of 'Lessons of Love' and my interview with 'The Sounds Won't Stop'.
Tidbits & News...
'Tell Me Why', Animal Souls' sixth single release comes out Friday, February 17, 2023
Animal Souls are currently working on a new track 'On My Way' , a collaboration with UK vocalist Alison Cowie
I also plays bass in the alternative rock band 3rd Deck, also based in Abbotsford, BC
Animals Souls wouldn't be possible without the amazing talents and contributions of my musical mates in the Fraser Valley & abroad..
Chris Murray Driver
Adam Black (drums)
Alison Cowie, UK (vocals)
Allan McDonagh (electric guitar)
Andy Shearer, UK (dobro)
Annika Catharina (vocals)
Chris Murray Driver (drums, percussion)
Corey 'McFly' McPherson (drums)
Cuyler Biller (electric guitar)
Dan Cripps (drums)
Gary Baker (vocals)
Greg Schmidt (electric guitar)
Hayley Chase (vocals)
Jackie Lee (vocals)
James Kelly (electric guitar)
Jennie Bice (fiddle)
Jerry Brown (vocals)
John Fultz (keys)
Lana Roberts (keys)
Les Hatklin (flute)
Mara Hatklin (vocals)
Michael Fisher (bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keys, vocals)
Oke Chornick (drums, vocals)
Pete Cordalis (keys)
Preston Sawyer (electric guitar, classical guitar, guitar synth, mandolin, vocals)
Rick Speke (vocals)
Scott Boyes (vocals)
Scott Campbell (electric guitar)
Scott Hagon (drums)
Sharon LeMond (vocals)
Steve Brand (electric guitar)
Tim Ellephones (drums, djembe)
Vikki Evans (vocals)