Eliot Klein talks sci-fi rocker opera Dreams in Cryogenic Fugue

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Dreams in Cryogenic Fugue | photo courtesy of the artist

In the Q&A below, MC Tonguedancer‘s Eliot Klein mentions “illustrated musical fiction.” It’s this realm between graphic novel and rock opera where the Philadelphia-based composer, musician and performer’s latest project Dreams In Cryogenic Fugue: A Journey on the Unisex Starship lives – a collaborative electro-psych / sci-fi album paired with a 32-page, LP-sized book of synched artwork hand-drawn by Chris Johnson.

Funded by a Kickstarter back in 2013 and therefore subject to the delays and unforeseen obstacles of doing everything yourself, the 16-part megalith of an album was finally released in November and is getting some more stage time at the Pharmacy this Thursday night. We spoke with Klein via email to find out what went into this three-year labor of love and what he’ll do next.

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