In the short time between the completion of ’00’ and its release, we’ve seen increasing evidence that we’re in cultural and political freefall. This collection of double zeroes alternates between hard, careful, rhythmic attacks and blustering drones. The emotional and theoretical concerns that went into this album’s production continue to grow more urgent in the wake of its composition.
I had hoped to create something that would simultaneously hammer against neoliberalism and cut an escape from the despair of its suffocating web. Seven short soundtracks for resistance. Seven songs lost in the confusion of what that resistance looks like.
Continuing where I left off with ‘Despairer’ in March of 2016, I’ve explored sonic textures as the antithesis of new age music: far from the meditative ineffable and into engaged materialism. I’ve been making a daily practice of testing where the hands and heart meet in synthesis. And given where I am in this world, given where we are in this world, I’ve generated bleak synth timbres of frustration, tracks that coalesce into focused staccato points before dissolving into epistemic confusion.
released November 29, 2016
Mastered by Lawrence English at 158.
Photo by Jonathan Solo.