Chapter VIII: Broken Lines in the Æther

by Ego



Over the course of 2015 EGO will be releasing 12 very limited edition albums to cassette tape (one each month) based around the signs of the zodiac and themes in classical literature pertaining to the number 12.

*Chapter VII: Broken Lines in the Aether" explores themes under the astrological sign Leo, the Lion. During the fiery month of August Ego examine discord, botched connections, and cultural superstition.

The cassette/download is available in a limited edition box set from Maximum Pelt Records! The box set includes all 12 tapes from the series as well as an exclusive 13th tape, a limited-edition t shirt, and zine!!


released September 4, 2015

Recorded August 2015 at Ottoman Empire in Chicago for Maximum Pelt Records.

All songs written, arranged, composed and performed by Ego except

"Paint Chip Grin" composed and written by Oliver Langrall
Oliver Langrall performs guitar on "Here Comes the Neighborhood" and "Here it Comes" as well as drums on "Tale of the Hide".

Produced by Dan Rico

Ego is
Magic Ian
Fumo Stromboli
Dan Rico



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Ego Chicago, Illinois

Ego is the long-standing collaboration of three Chicago natives who met in their teens and have been playing together since. They liken their music to a magical tree with punk roots, a rock n roll trunk, bluesy branches, noisey leaves, and psychadelic fruit. Ego also run a record label and studio, Maximum Pelt and DIY music venues (Ottoman Emipre, Wallys World). ... more

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Track Name: Steel the Air
christ flew in
crushed the manger
touched the air
to the air

past the eagle and ibis
cracked the table fixed the chair

modern ticks, modern living
electric circles down the stairs
i’ve got business to attend to
i’ve got friction in my legs

he set sail
with some duchess
like some rich Apollionaire
tough the child, feed the family
steal the air from the air