The Mechanisms were a crew of immortal storytelling space pirates, who traveled the universe for fun and violence and sang songs about the things they had seen.
Alternatively, The Mechanisms were a musical storytelling band who, in character as immortal space pirates, performed sci-fi concept album retellings of myths and folk tales.
"The Mechanisms were created by Dr Carmilla to form her backing band in late 2010. When the doctor decided to concentrate on her solo work, they threw her out of an airlock and struck out on their own. They work mainly from their homeport of Oxford, but since 2012 they’ve also presented several well-received shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
With anything up to nine members playing more instruments than you can count, they re-work traditional songs and weave them into dark stories from possible futures. So far they have told of Snow White’s bloody rebellion against the villainous Old King Cole (“Once Upon a Time (in Space)”, 2012), of the fate of Ulysses, who built a Vault which contains a secret every Olympian in the City is afraid of (“Ulysses Dies at Dawn”, 2013), and of the struggles of the Pendragon Gang to impose order on Fort Galfridian (“High Noon Over Camelot”, 2014).
Their shows are noted for being less violent, yet even more fun than advertised," reads their about page on their website, found here.
New to The Mechanisms? Start by listening to some of the music!
Other things you can find on this wiki include:
- A Timeline outlining the history of the band.
- Details about known past gigs and other events
- Further Reading to check out if you're interested in the source material the music is based on
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