Autry Fulbright, Destiny Montague, and Miyuki Furtado met at a midnight meeting of the “Universal Order of the Cinematic Mind,” a movement started in Hollywood in the 1930’s. A group of filmmakers began meeting together to discuss the immortality of film. They believed that creating motion pictures would grant them immortality in the minds of others. There are still groups that meet in various cities across the world to discuss the teachings of this organization.
After meeting at one of these events, Destiny and Autry struck up a conversation that included the German Kraut Rock group CAN, the director David Lynch, and how they influenced the coming of the end of the world in 2012. Miyuki, overhearing, agreed that they along with composer Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone would play a large a role in the coming Apocalypse. Having recently spent time in the band The Rogers Sisters, Miyuki suggested that they apply what they had learned from those midnight meetings, along with their ideas and influences and start creating music.
The group was performing live on a fishing boat they were swallowed by a gigantic whale. But they claimed they were unafraid, as this experience was foretold by the Universal Order. They quickly began fashioning instruments from the detritus in the belly of the whale: bones became drums, sinew became guitar strings, and skulls became microphones. After playing for months in the belly of the beast, the creature spewed them out onto the shore of the East River. Their songs retell the stories of their experiences together.