Binary Forest is an experimental electronic dance & funk duo from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Their sound features synths, beats, loops, and anarchy. They also have a special member of the band who is a cactus, named JC.
Along with their merry gang of cynical creatives, they are known for fabricating volatile art installations and assembling them into loud eccentric events.
Despite being from the distant future where parties have ceased to exist, when the band travelled back to this time period, they had the good fortune to have learned the ancient ways of partying from The Guz and his clan of soviet bling flashers. The Guz was / will be a gypsy soothsayer from the year 3122, in a time where carrying music on a flash drive found on your person is punishable by beheading. Way back in 1974, however, The Guz was known under his original identity as Gustav Fedoseev.
At the time, he was the embezzling manager and concert promoter of soviet pop music darlings The Flying Lenins (who were in fact a government backed propaganda machine).
Binary Forest were first introduced to The Flying Lenins by Gustav in the early 80s. This was in hopes that the duo may learn the secrets of soviet musical mind control.
They have since been sighted partying at The Outpost, The Foxhole, and Fedoseev’s Loft (plus afterparties), toasting to their haters with goblets full of hater tears, and sitting amidst kiddie pools full of dollah billz.
Their current top 3 haters include: Gustav Fedoseev himself, John Cage, and The World.
The Legend of IDRM
The Outpost served as a research base for experimental propaganda techniques. The facility created mood altering art installations with the goal of enhancing civilian euphoria.
Binary Forest were often seen at The Outpost tinkering on projects alongside The Flying Lenins as well as IDRM, Young Coconut, Spoopy Lewis, Mr. Vista, Professor Rohde, Wendy Bones, Em Young, Cokepope, El Satan Milano, and many more.
Binary Forest first came to The Outpost during The East Berlin Underground Ball in 1983.
IDRM is a Swedish dance music duo, known most for having the highest paycheques and the best taste in absolutely everything. According to IDRM’s agent Kitti Kerekesz-Bjorkern, The Lenins and IDRM have a long standing and petty rivalry.
The East Berlin Art Heist
The only thing more mysterious than the operations of The Outpost is the source of its funding. Back in the present time, the only surviving theory is that it all started with The East Berlin Art Heist.
The story was reported by a deep undercover agent who was specifically trained for years for the sole mission of infiltrating the facility. As a seasoned military officer, his regimen included extensive partying, hosting of underground events, and most importantly, acquiring a fine sense for spinning the sickest house beats you have ever heard. People at the time knew him only as Agent Disko.
The incident all started in Gustav Fedoseev’s Loft in East Berlin. For years at this point, he has been making a habit out of embezzling money from The Flying Lenins’ government propaganda fund. The feds, however, have been slowly closing in on him so he needed a plan. That’s when he ran into El Satan Milano, who helped him broker a (particularly sketchy) deal with a private art collector from Hong Kong. The plan was to acquire a massive amount of interactive multimedia art as a means to hide the money trail….and so they did.
On The Flying Lenins’ side, they have been slowly becoming aware of Gustav’s embezzling for a while and have been growing very irritated with him. The art acquisition served as the final straw for The Lenins and they decided to get back at Gustav for his abuse of the government propaganda fund. Now…it’s worth noting that this wasn’t so much for the money as they were all filthy rich. This was about much more…..pride and status. The Lenins were furious at Gustav because his new art acquisition may officially make him way cooler than them, which is something they did not stand for.
They then proceeded to plan a way to scam Gustav out of his precious art collection.
The Cola Truck Scandal
The Lenins decided to take down their shady manager using his only known weaknesses: partying, women, and booze.
The first step was to stage a large and extravagant event at his Loft in order to celebrate the opening of his prized new art exhibit. While normally on board with such things, Gustav was very hesitant this time because he knew the fuzz was on his tail. He tried to avoid giving a straight answer but The Lenins (as is typical with them) took that as a firm yes and started planning the party.
The idea was to create a large distraction at the height of the party (when Gustav would normally be either blackout drunk, or covered in women, or both) and use that opportunity to steal all of Gustav’s new art.
They decide to get the crowd all hyped up by egging Binary Forest on to play “that one song you Aмеriкаns always dance to”. At that point being completely deprived of spotlight, Binary Forest eagerly take to the stage, dragging along Young Coconut and the legendary John Orpheus with them.
You can see Young Coconut on drums and also JC the Cactus chilling next to a beer and one of Professor Rohde’s gadgets.
While this appears to be a very convincing bit, off camera we do not see that the KGB is actually closing in on the premises, alongside Dino Dangertov in camouflage.
Dino Dangertov was the leading investigator on the embezzling case, with an ardent desire to take out Gustav that same day of the party. Him and his KGB team were moving in for a bust just as The Lenins were preparing to haul out all of the art.
All of a sudden, the door to Gustav’s Loft has been kicked down and the lights came on. “WHO THE F@%$ ARE YOU?”, Dino Dangertov yelled when he saw Young Coconut sitting in Gustav Fedoseev’s usual spot. Gustav was nowhere to be found…..and neither were The Lenins. They were all out back loading the last of the art into Gustav’s Cola truck (Gustav drove a Coca-Cola truck part time so he could have extra drinking money).
Just like that they disappeared into the night, leaving Dino and his squad to bust everyone else at the party. All of Fedoseev and The Lenins’ assets have been seized and The Loft has been sealed off by the authorities. Him and The Flying Lenins had nothing left but a Cola truck full of highly experimental art.
While scrambling for ideas, the trio of gypsies ran into a Romanian photographer by the name of Constantin Pop. Constantin used to be a corrupt government auditor during his earlier years, so he helped them set up a plan to make their ridiculous fortunes back. They were to sell the art back to the government to be used as tools for propaganda.
Once the contract with the government was signed, The Outpost propaganda research facility was established.
Going back to present times, the status of the facility is currently unknown. Binary Forest is continuing to document the exploits of The Flying Lenins, Gustav Fedoseev, IDRM and all other persons of interest.