Møtivatiøn is the mysterious new project headed up by someone named Ø. The project will release its debut album The Infinite 8 Steps To Power / Money / More on February 22 featuring the following guests:
- Roddy Bottum (Faith No More)
- Parris Mayhew (Aggros, ex-Cro-Mags)
- Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod)
- Roger Miret (Agnostic Front)
- Donita Sparks (L7)
- Ken Andrews (Obituary)
- Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust)
- Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle)
- Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)
The music thus far isn't as heavy as you'd think, and almost serves more as an increasingly horrifying soundtrack to introspection. You can check out the debut single "Prisøn Løgic" below, featuring Williams and Mayhew alongside Theo Kogan (Lunachicks), Gina Volpe (Lunachicks), and Shane Trimble (High Reeper).
"The goal is to cultivate a culture of positive collaboration in which individuals actively contribute to each other's evolution, and to achieve these through a unique process designed for a unique audience," said Ø. "In short, this is all about personal development. Are you familiar with the field of 'life coaches' and 'motivational speakers?' Have you ever been frustrated with how artificial, and…well, 'normal' they tend to be? Have you ever felt like you would like a role model like that, but none of them feel relatable to you? We have.
"Our vision is about crafting a subculture approach to personal development. The 'dark' imagery and mysterious language are tools to create a distinct frequency and culture which will appeal to the outcasts and misfits and repel those who are unwilling to face their own darkness. Our processes and strategies are intentionally novel, mysterious, and even sometimes apparently apocalyptic. Psychologically, this allows individuals to experience them with a sho-shin-beginner mind. A sense of curiosity and apprehension which activates the nervous system in a different way."