The Holographic Universe

The Holographic Universe

BandWorldPop

Laptronica/World/Pop - A synergy of eclectic sounds from a creative landscape of spiritual philosophy as wide as the Universe itself. Deep and inspired lyrics meld with magnetic beats and layer upon layer of vocal, piano and guitar harmonies.

Biography

The Holographic Universe derives it's name from the theory by the same title, introduced by Michael Talbot. "We are of a universe in which individual brains are actually indivisible portions of the greater hologram and everything is infinitely interconnected."

Brian Castleman (2/25/83 Upland, CA) and Jillian Leigh (4/8/84 Fresno, CA) met and formed in Oakhurst, CA. Castleman received extensive training in classical piano from a very young age, receiving various honors and awards over the course of his early performing career. He joined his high school choir at age fourteen and began playing guitar at age fifteen after meeting Cody Nagel (10/15/82 Riverside, CA). Leigh was trained in dance and drama throughout childhood and had a persistent passion for creative writing and poetry all of her life. She acquired serious interest in lyric writing, singing, and music composition upon meeting Castleman in 2000. They formed a musical partnership almost immediately and have now been playing together for six years. Cody Nagel began recording with the band in 2006.

Influenced by a wide range of acts, such as Paul Simon, The Flaming Lips, and Adam Freeland as well as a wide variety of Kirtan music; The Holographic Universe are most comparable to the sounds of Krishna Das, Enigma, Moby, and Air.

The Holographic Universe can be heard in regular rotation on 88.3 FM The Bee Oakhurst/North Fork, 101.1 FM Free Radio Santa Cruz, and 104.1 FM Free Radio Berkeley.

Lyrics

Way Out There

Written By: The Holographic Universe

Where did I
Where did I
Where did I get the idea
That I had a body?

And what was brain
If I can think without it?
And with this in mind I call the Gods from the skies
And what was my brain
If I can think without it?
And with this in mind
I call the Gods of the shimmering zimmering simmering lights
And I say
Where did I
Where did I
Where did I get the idea
That I had a body?

If you examine time
You will find
It's a physical attraction
Its like a ride
If you look me
You will see
You're multiplying
Into three

I am a hologram
That is what I am
I am a hologram
That is what I am

And what was brain
If I can think without it
And with this in mind I call the Gods from the skies
And what was brain
If I can think without it
I call the Gods from the skies

This planet is just like a hologram
Like my voice is a telegram
Sent by you to remind you
You know what to do

Excuse me I seem to be out of my body
Are some sort of ghost?
Are you some sort of host?
Could you please show me where I'm supposed to be?

You're always where you're meant to be
You're always where you're meant to be
If you need further information or explaining
If there is a destination for which you're aiming
There is a class to your left
They'll be happy to explain what to do next

And what was brain
If I can think without it?
And with this in mind I call the Gods from the skies
And what was brain
If I can think without it?
And with this in mind
I call the Gods of the shimmering zimmering simmering light

The River

Written By: The Holographic Universe

I hear your heart beating next to mine
I was searching for an answer and I found her
Somewhere in the desert rays
I saw my life in a mystic haze

And that is when I saw the light in her eyes
Krishna Buddha Jesus
You are made of us

And we are all made of love
We are all made of love
Feel the love
When I'm with you I'm alive

Feel the love
Spreading around you it has now found you
Feel the love
Spreading around you it has now found you
I have now found you

So tell me how far would you go?
To make yourself flow?
With all the things that sparkle in your mind
You can find
A map that leads within
I hear a voice when I meditate
It might be something I create
I'm alive
Feel the love it has now found you
Feel the love it has now found you

I have now found you
Feel the love
I have now found you
Feel the love

Discography

Existence Consciousness Bliss - EP (2007)

Set List

Any Little Happy World
Open Up Your Skies
Tears of Shiva
Ecstasy
The River
Motion Picture