Equilibrium Institute

Where Balance is a Way of Life -Art, Education and Entertainment  

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Please inquire within to join the team or adopt a track as we continue to lift songs to get as many off the 100 as well suited for commercial interest as we can.  Progressive records (2018) and Sunset Publishing have both expressed interest in the 100 songs project.  Flock is band name -we have changed it annually for years.  Only the loyal follow us! 


Hear samples at www.cdbaby.com/theheroine and www.cdbaby.com/heroine2


Band: The Heroine
Album: Guilty Party

The common purpose of uniting artists and audiences through music led to the forming of The Heroine in 2009.  The sound-scapes produced by Rob Jackson, Noise Minimalist and Music Director, are shaped with interpretations and contributions from over eight international guest artists.   Rob commented, "Music is my diary. I get possessed, then I improvise."  The tracks reveal periods of inspiration, tragedy, and hints at cultural themes and challenges faced by a modern humanist coming of age.  With over 80 songs in development, only the most relevant and accessible music is presented.

Determined to strengthen the presentation and reflect a more universal message, Rob says he drafted participating artists.  The music serves to provoke feelings of pleasure and mystery.  Some of the tracks have a hypnotic and addictive aspect and may be used as a supplement to combat fatigue.  Critics are saying its unfamiliar, but uniformly abstract.  Rob replies, "music is a universal language.  Attempting to understand it is somewhat futile."  Sure it's comfortable to construct personal fictions of order in the chaos, but why pretend when you have a chance to let go and just ride the breaking wave.  This album is like an escape into the outer limits, a vacation where the only memory is a thirst of wanting more and a sense that it is real.   

Enjoy the noise!

Track listing:

1. Let it Grow (Ash Reiter lyric contributions, guitar and singing. Rob lyrics and percussion)

2. Trust in You (Angelina Gargano solo)

3. Do What You Want (Rob Solo)

4. Green As Grass (Jurgen Wendelen and Rob-percussion)

5. What We Feel (Rob Solo)

6. One Day (performed by David Douglas)

7. Empty Handed (Rob solo)

8. Thunder (Dear Indugu- Rob Lyrics)

9. Otherside (sung by Angelina Gargano)

10. Farewell (Rob Solo)

11. Wishing on a Falling Star (Jurgen Wendelen and Rob Lyrics)

12. White Indian (Rob Solo)

13. Piano Solo (Wisdom Lover Health by Rob Jackson)

14. If I Die Tomorrow Jurgen Wendelen, Lyrics Rob )

15. Native Quotes (Rob)

16. Triumphant (First recorded Piano Rob Jackson)

17. Space (For Silver Screen by Rob)

18. Little Siagon (Piano by Rob a tribute to Asia)

19. Freedom Come Jurgen Wendelen and Nancy lyrics Rob)

20. West Piano (Solo Rob)

21. The Void (Local Theatre Keyboard Solo Rob)

Tracks 22-30 include bands These Green Eyes, Pistols Will Air, Kali, Grounded, Cara Vida, Rainbow, Opposite of Faith and Steven Andrew Kacsmar.  Special thanks to these great artists! 



A Few lines about past tracks/ clients Rob served earlier:

 BoySkout (indie Alternative Rock)               Song Titled: “Jesse James" Leslie and the lovely ladies of Boyskout took a ride to New York City and decided to stay!  In 2003 Boyskout met up with producer Jeff Salzman (Stephen Malkumus, The Sounds, The Killers) who recorded their debut album, School of Etiquette, which came out in 2004 on Alive/Bomp! Records. Boyskout released their second full length album Another Life in October of 2006.  Another Life was Recorded and Mixed by Donny Newenhouse and Dave Schiffman.  This is the second time BoySkout has landed on our compilation last minute.  Can’t we get the stage together and welcome BoySkout back to SF sometime soon?  I never thought I would love a BoySkout, but I do!  Visit http://www.boyskout.com/ to check out their video!

 These Green Eyes (Alternative Progressive Rock)              Song Title: “Self –Inflicted”

     “Self-Inflicted” is a bit slower than other tracks and was picked as the best track from the year 2007 after reviewing over 200 acts in their genre.  The breaking waves of their sound suggest bigger things are yet to come for that act.  In the meantime, buy their music and give them gas to get to their next stop!

The Heroine (Alternative Indie Rock)   Songs Titled: “Let it Be” & “Thunder”

     Rob Jackson’s project has begun to reel in some support from collaborating artists.  He is asking artists to participate in a virtual band to help him get decent roughs together to pitch the songs to better known acts willing to cover or buy the songs and further get them out.  Rob stated,  “My own contributions to music (besides promoting others) are helping me fulfill my dreams and funding my daughter Eva’s music education.  He further commented, “Music is a retreat, a place of refuge, but also a way to share and leave something positive behind for others.”  With over 50 songs and a few film soundtracks up for production there is a unique opportunity for new acts to get a crash course in promotions and instantly be tied to RipStar’s extensive network through a trade system that fairly rewards acts for simply tightening, and in some cases, reshaping the tracks. 

 Rob collaborated with Clay to complete "What we Feel".  Robs daughter stated it was one of her favorites.  

Rainbow (Folk/Rock) Song Title: “It’s Up To You” 

 This rare track by M.C. Lenehan produced in part by Sunrise Harmony in the late 90’s.  RipStar Records started by recording every track this artist produced in hopes of archiving Rainbow’s songs for later higher quality reproductions.  Rainbow is an exceptionally gifted poet and painter.  His tails of tragedy, hope, and love carry on many of the traditions he sings, paints, and writes about. 

Rob Jackson (Experimental/ Film)         Song Titles: “Piano Solo” & “The Void” Rob used the piano to transmit the excitement and improvised one of his best works to date.  In a Chloe Allen, a musician and music director for a band titled The Heroine, describes Rob’s music as “pedal-point minimalism with dramatic and emotional appeal.  Rob envisions these tracks being used as soundtracks to local theater and dance recitals.  If you make Sci-Fi films, or are involved in local film or T.V. productions ask Rob reviewing and utilizing his tracks!

Cara Vida (Cabaret Lounge/ Spoken Word)           Song Title:          “21st Century Blues”

     This artist shakes the ground using her voice to deliver an unpopular yet historical manifesto.  Cara’s track embodies an honest take on what is happening in the modern world since the industrial revolution brought materialism to new levels.  Through satire she presents people from any background a chance to appreciate and laugh at how fucked up people treat one another and the planet we live upon.  The cherry on top was her choice to use the blues in her heartfelt cries that urge listeners to consider her charges against, but also for, humanity.  The average listener may simply laugh, but immense pain and suffering are just beneath the surface.  It’s horribly terrific.