Sometimes it’s just so fucking bleak - the past, the present, the future - nothing’s right - everything’s wasted, me included. At times like this - I need something simple, something recognizable, something tangible that I can attach myself to - I need sonic salve.
While the organic opening to this track is rather foreboding, the subsequent six minutes of solid 4 by 4 electronic beats feels relentlessly optimistic. There’s something about the consistency, the unquantized placement of a beat that makes it easy to build on - hell - if everything is chaos there’s no room for creativity - it’s the precise formation of these spaces that enable us humans to create on top.
Which is all kind of hilarious really when you check out the whole album and find it to be an epic opera of how human warriors wipe out the global banking system and smart AI’s rescue humanity from the predictable ensuing disaster.
It’s really kind of cool - check out the Bandcamp page and you can read Ricardo’s breakdown of each track - it’s kinda like Jeff Lynne’s War of the Worlds but updated for the 21st Century.
So yeah - there you go - social unrest, the global banking system, revolution and artificial intelligence, all wrapped up in an optimistic humanistic projection of the future - what more could you want from a track to write to?
Well worth taking out for a spin.
About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the Dark Forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top, they would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
As a psychology graduate I studied how sound affects human performance.
As a musician I compose instrumental music that stimulates your brain but doesn't mess with your language centers, leaving you free to be creative and brilliant without distraction.
As the founder of musicto I’m on a mission to inspire a global audience of music lovers and artists through the development of people powered playlists.