Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Awesome blog/web show 15on15 has posted One In A Googolpex’s track “Our Haystack” and done a nice little review as well.
“Their music ambitiously frolics amongst youthful synths like a child at play whilst furiously strummed acoustic guitar weaves though soulful vocals that in many ways contradict the gleeful spontaneity that comprise the charmingly uptempo sonic sounds. When visualizing this track I envision a child looking through a kaleidoscope in search of the answers to the questions roaming his then naive mind about what will become of him.”
These kids have to be amongst the coolest 15 year olds around. It kind of restores one’s faith in the future.
We consulted Nietzsche about the newest addition to the Alchemist Collective, comfrt crtures…here’s what he had to say:
“O my animals, chatter on like this and let me listen. It is so refreshing for me to hear you chattering; where there is chattering, there the world lies before me like a garden. How lovely it is that there are words and sounds! Are not words and sounds rainbows and illusive bridges between things which are eternally apart? Speaking is a beautiful folly: with that man dances over all things. How lovely is all talking, and all the deception of sounds! With sounds our love dances on many-hued rainbows.”
We’re about 2 weeks away from the release of Weddings. There’s a bunch of blog posts floating around (here’s a few) with a few of the tracks so we thought it would be about time to let you stream the entire album. Check it out on the embedded player here on the site or if for some reason that isn’t working for you, find it here.
German youth radio station “Unser Ding 103.7” has invited One in a Googolplex mastermind Sebastian to be their guest for one hour. He will answer questions about his music and they’ll play some of his songs. The broadcast starts on Sunday, 23rd May – 16:45 UTC (12:45 EDT / 18:45 German DST).
Even if you don’t understand a word of German, you’ll get the opportunity to listen to some new OIAG tunes from the forthcoming LP (more on that soon). So make sure to tune in to Unser Ding (which means ‘our thing’ btw) on the 23rd of May by clicking on one of the links below.
Direct stream links:
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How does movement (or lack thereof) through space relate to the way our identities develop? What do places have to do with the way we think about ourselves and define the limits of the possible? Is the material world a “scaffold of memory” or do our memories provide foundations for the ongoing production of the world? Or both? That’s what this song and video are about…on one level, at least.
Here’s one more Illus Ocean track before Tuesday’s release. This one you won’t find on any blogs (not yet at least) and it’s called “Eternal”. In the album liner notes Illus Ocean himself had this to say about the track: “inspired by a robert heinlein story called ” all you zombies” it’s about a time loop where a transgender impregnates it’s self and then the child is also a hermaphrodite who grows up as a woman and then gets pregnant by a stranger and the whole thing just keeps looping. or something like that.” All that in under a minute and a half.