Metal Blade Records

2xCD Office of Strategic Influence #11222

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CD 1
1. The New Math (What He Said)
2. OSI
3. When You're Ready
4. Horseshoes and B-52's
5. Head
6. Hello, Helicopter!
7. shutDOWN
8. Dirt from a Holy Place
9. Memory Daydream Lapses
10. Standby (Looks Like Rain)

CD 2
1. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun Add to Cart $0.99
2. New Mama Add to Cart $0.99
3. The Thing that Never Was Add to Cart $0.99
+3 Bonus Videos

Office of Strategic Influence is the first album by American progressive rock band OSI, originally released on February 18, 2003. The album was recorded in June 2002 and mixed in August 2002 at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut.

Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos originally recruited Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy to work on a progressive metal album. When keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Moore (founder of Chroma Key and former Dream Theater member) joined the project, the musical direction of the album changed to become more focused on sound-scapes and composition than musicianship. Sean Malone (of Cynic and Gordian Knot) and Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) also performed on the album.

The album is named after the Office of Strategic Influence, an organization set up after the September 11 attacks to spread misinformation and plant false news items in the media, among other functions. The Office was shut after The New York Times published a story on it; many of its operations were transferred to the Information Operations Task Force. The album's lyrics were written by Moore in reaction to the September 11 attacks.

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