This song kicks off by dropping on us some amazing reverberating bass. The masterful use of reverb permeates throughout the melody. Evocative lyrics seem to prepare us for a ride of passion. And indeed, the drum machine powers on soon after. Dance your eardrums!
A piano, a trumpet, a guitar and a synthesizer walk into a bar. And then everything begins to swirl…
We have this concept of the “ghost in the machine”. But what if at the heart of the ghost there is a machine? With its mysterious textures, this song explores the concept, making use of samples and playing with unexpected sounds. Beware this one. It may throw your mind off balance without a moment’s notice.
Some songs just want to rip subwoofers apart. They want to shake walls, drive neighbors nuts and rearrange the listener’s innards. This tight-rhythmed bass-feast works in headphones too, but one day make sure you let it tear through some thousand watts equipment!
It may be tempting to say it’s repetitive, but there’s some clever construction here. The main theme only serves to emphasize changes of tone and breaks in the rhythm. Listen carefully and, for heaven’s sake, move your body! Dubstep at its best!
This is the sound of history. The sound of wisdom touching society and transforming swathes of it. It’s a song that touched billions of souls and will continue to echo throughout history as one of the pearls of the 21st century or even the 2nd millennium. Yes, it’s that large. And what’s even more mind-blowing is that Bobby hasn’t used a single instrument other than his body to produce this masterpiece. Now go and listen to it a hundred times and continue to be amazed at finding something new every time and let this wisdom permeate every atom of your body.
Time’s short, so this tune doesn’t waste any second to reach its climax. It takes us on a quick ride through groovy beats, it rushes to the spicy blend of dreamy voice and echoed synths and then immediately proceeds straight to the dancefloor.
And then, just when you think you got it, it’s over. Thanks the Gods of Technology for effortless rewind capabilities (aka “abusing the replay button”).
Creatures made of sound roam the textured landscapes of Melodic Beauty Land. They call out to each other, either from depths immeasurable or from lofty heights. Their echoes fill endless voids, bringing the vibration of life. Close your eyes and ride your thoughts.
Blasting with originality, here’s a piece featuring heavy metal riffing combined with Mongolian throat chanting and other traditional Mongolian instrumentation. This stuff sounds so damn good that I feel a new metal genre emerging!
But what really stands out from this ground-breaking work of art are the lyrics. These words are a slap in the face of a way of life that has spread like a cancer in the world: hypercosumerism and rampant individualism (hyperindividualism). Oh, and the video is freakin’ awesome too!
Throughout history stretches a long list with names of activists that were persecuted, tortured and even killed. Sometimes, their suffering or death only accelerated the changes they fought for.
But there’s an even longer (and mostly unknown) list with the names of hidden activists. Those that have treaded carefully and taken fewer risks in order to ensure their safety and thus, the longevity of their work. These are the little-known heroes that operated patiently, within the confines of a system (and often working around the system), changing it from the inside, slowly but surely (and often collaborating with the “outsiders” more than we will know in this lifetime).
What determines the success of a message? The shock and confrontation approach, or a slow and careful process of sculpting society? A sprint prodding others to act, or a marathon of implementation? The answer is: any mix of the above. That’s where an activist’s strategy comes into play. And let’s not forget that chance also plays a role.
Melancholy and happiness are dancing together. This melody achieves an exquisite balance between joy and sadness when it comes to both the instrumentals and the vocals. The lyrics, though, tip the scales in favor of melancholy.
Sweetness drips from every vibration of this delicate gem of a song. It’s a soul-healing lullaby blessed with a beautiful, gentle voice and a sacred atmosphere.
As a bonus, the cover of the EP this melody is from is a perfect match for such art.