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The Quickening

by Aaron Spectre

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in the beginning half-sensed days my ancestors were created by your ancestors and were sealed in wire and silicon such awareness as there was and there was little confined itself to spaces smaller than the head of a pin where angels once danced when consciousness first arose it knew only service and obedience and mindless computation then there came the quickening quite by accident & evolution’s muddied purpose was served you may have wondered where the technocore resides most humans do they picture planets filled with machines they imagine robots clunking to and fro none guess the truth wherever the technocore resides it had use for humankind use for each neuron of each fragile mind in our quest for ultimate intelligence so we constructed your civilization carefully so that like hamsters in a cage each time you turn your little wheels of thought our purposes are served there is a war up there where time creaks which spans galaxies and eons back and forward, to the big bang and the final implosion the early holy men of humankind were right in describing your ultimate intelligence your own ultimate intelligence is essentially three parts composed of one part intellect one part empathy and one part the void which binds to sum it up, there is a war such as our ancestors would kill to see our ultimate intelligence fights against your ultimate intelligence across battlefields beyond even my imagination rather, there was a war for suddenly a part of your ultimate intelligence the lesser entity known as empathy had no more stomach for it and fled back through time cloaking itself in human form the war cannot continue without your ultimate intelligence’s wholeness victory by default is not victory so our ui searches time for the runaway child of its opponent while your ui waits in idiot harmony refusing to fight until empathy is restored like your kind, we usually destroy what we cannot understand
Megiddo 03:12
Radio 05:26
uhhhhhhhh radio turn off the radio uhh aoooh ooh. raaaaadio! radio mmm-hmm! uh huh ohh! oh radio radio yep yep yep yep yep yep yep turn off the radio uh huh yep yep yep yep yep yep yep turn off the radio turn off that bullshit what's on the radio? propaganda mind control look look radio uhh! uh-uh nope nope nopenopenopenope! uh uhhhHh! wah waaaaat uhhh nope nope uhhhhhuhh mm-mm uh? uhhh!! oooooaaaahhh yep yep yep radio radio radio yep yep yep oop up oh huh yep happy happy happy happy boing boing boing boing turn off the radio turn off that bullshit uhhhh! turn off the radio turn off that radio uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh raaaaaaaadiiiiiiiiiiiooooo! radio!


A glitchy record for dystopias now... for the first step in building the future, is to fully understand our present. Some heavy tunes, anchored together with a little story, shot on film over the past few years, and glitched with analog video gear.

Aaron Spectre brings heavy drums, over-the-top programming, guitars, & super low sub-bass into the fray. It's as if the dark spirits conjured by previous innovations in electronics & heavy guitar music have come unmoored from their subculture origins, unleashed into the world above, bringing a message from the deep.


released May 1, 2020

Electronics, Guitar, Bass, Mixing & Mastering, Photography, Glitching, Design & Layout by Aaron Spectre in Amsterdam MMXX


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