It has been said that everyone is a hero at birth. But in most, no sooner is the cord cut than this noble endowment goes the way of the human tail. Not so for the renegade known as the Cavalier King, the superhero-like alter ego of painter/musician Chris Taylor. Cavalier King's music is hypnotic, poetic and defiant. The Sun Revolutions tells of an awakening in a fearful and ever-darkening world dominated by wrenching loss and worse, crushing tedium.
The songs of The Sun Revolutions are not merely stories, but epic expressions of chivalry, valor and the search for truth. Cavalier King's very first words to us, "So it came out one day that I don't pray to virgin mothers", leave us no room for doubt. The song "Renegade" is his unequivocal repudiation of the conventional, the superstitious, and the supernatural ideologies that pervade the populace. Then, in the title track "Sun Revolution", Cavalier King takes us into the epic battle against the nefarious Shadows of Industry, for only in the context of combat, facing imminent death, will we gain awareness of the Eternal. He sings: "two warm bodies lie terrified under the manhole cover ill, writing the new constitution fighting the Sun Revolution…But today we will reign, forever."
Unfortunately, however, the Cavalier King's cause dissolves into an insatiable fever wherein he confuses the unwitting masses for the enemy. In the self-titled song, "Cavalier King", we witness the destruction of the known world at the hand of the once valiant and noble knight who, like Alexander the Great, has become the undisputed King. But as he stands triumphant at the end of his last battle, he realizes he is merely a king of corpses, for the vast carnage leaves him devastated, disillusioned and paralyzed by his own weakness for revenge. Now The Sun Revolutions are coming, and Cavalier King will carry out the business of saving the world. Or destroying it. Or both.
The Sun Revolutions emerged from Chris Taylor's Manhattan bedroom in 2005, and was fortified on a former killing floor in Hadley, Massachusetts at Mark Alan Miller's (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) Slaughterhouse Studios.
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