From time to time I’m going to post a tune here for whatever reason. . . One thing you can be certain of though is that I think it’s a bit good. And to kick things off, after spending some time within the cyber-walls of soundcloud today, I came across this almighty piece of music. Almighty it really is and I don’t use those words lightly. What starts off as some very electronic musings, quickly becomes symphonic in it’s scope, thoughts and dirtiness.
I’ve been into Kid606 for years, ever since listening to his album “The Action Packed Mentallist Brings You the Fucking Jams” (2002)
Give it a listen, I’ll leave the explanation up to the man himself – The text below is quoted from the info on his soundcloud page
This is my new EP. Musically influenced by dirty south crunked out hip-hop, retardedly distorted dumbstep drops, Marvin Gaye, and a bit of Terry Riley/ Steve Reich piano magic; conceptually influenced by the raping and destruction of our planet from conspicuous consumption, uncontrolled capitalism, constant overstimulation and the endless quest for more.
Oh, and a lot of it is what an alien entity from another dimension told me about how I should be ok with the way things are and think positively regarding our upcoming nuclear-fueled techno utopia and/or apocalypse (Utopiapocalypse?). I’ve been told the only way left to save the world is for society to self implode, and use the planet up for all its worth so our then uninhabitable earth can be better off without us. Sounds like the way things are going, right?
Even if we say that we are willing to lead simpler and less overindulgent lifestyles, and that we don’t want all our options to be faster, sexier, cheaper, better, bigger… the choices are always being made for us. The less expensive and more accessible non-renewable energy is, the worse things are going to get. But hey, at least you will be able to drive an electric car, and may even get that jet pack you dreamt about when you were a kid…