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OSI TO Re-release Debut Album OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE

by on Sep.04, 2010, under Metal Music News, Rock Music News

OSI the progressive metal band was formed in the aftermath of the 9/11 arracks, the bands first album was released in 2003, and now after recently signing to Metalblade records and interest from a larger audience the album is been re-issued

The band & album is named after the Office of Strategic Influence, an organization set up after the September 11 attacks to spread misinformation and plant false news items in the media, among other functions. The Office was shut after The New York Times published a story on it; many of its operations were transferred to the Information Operations Task Force.

Office of Strategic Influence is the first album by American progressive rock band OSI, originally released on February 18, 2003. The album was recorded in June 2002 and mixed in August 2002 at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut.

Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos originally recruited Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy to work on a progressive metal album. When keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Moore (founder of Chroma Key and former Dream Theater member) joined the project, the musical direction of the album changed to become more focused on sound-scapes and composition than musicianship. Sean Malone (of Cynic and Gordian Knot) and Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) also performed on the album.

The album is named after the Office of Strategic Influence, an organization set up after the September 11 attacks to spread misinformation and plant false news items in the media, among other functions. The Office was shut after The New York Times published a story on it; many of its operations were transferred to the Information Operations Task Force. The album’s lyrics were written by Moore in reaction to the September 11 attacks.

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE (originally release 2003)

1. The New Math (what he said)
2. OSI
3. When You’re Ready
4. Horseshoes And B-52’s
5. Head
6. Hello, Helicopter!
7. ShutDOWN
8. Dirt From A Holy Place
9. Memory Daydreams Lapses
10. Standby (looks like rain)

Limited Edition (CD above + extra CD with 3 more tracks and 3 videos)

1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun (08:49)
2. New Mama (02:22)
3. The Thing That Never Was (17:21)

“Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” is a Pink Floyd cover performed by Kevin Moore and Mike Portnoy. “New Mama” is a Neil Young cover performed by Kevin Moore. “The Thing That Never Was” is the original “Looks Like Rain” demo performed by Jim Matheos and Mike Portnoy.

The Multimedia Section is approximately 19 minutes long and includes a concept piece directed and edited by Kevin Moore for “Horsehoes and B-52s” as well as two separate documentary style clips shot at Carriage House Studios during the recording of the album.

OSI released an album in 2009 ‘BLOOD’

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