“W15H U W3R3 H3R3 4S4P BB”, 2013
A mixtape grounded on the gesture of overwriting Pink Floyd’s 1975 studio album Wish You Were Here.
With basically anything else topped over the full length of the record (downloaded illegally from Dailymotion), the mixdown, nightcored to the arbitrary speed of 180 BPMs, stands as statement of a moody fascination and shift of attention towards the realm of meaningless “sound effect”—rather than musical and/or lyrical meaning.
Featuring a recursive remix of the original cover art (also reversely content-aware) glowing perpetually through the set of all available Instagram filters (as of September 6, 2013)—the zenith of plug and play retro-futurist nostalgia, the record returns to YouTube in the delivery format of a digital video file, slimmed down of 15 minutes less in total running time, speaking to a further generation in its corresponding speed and language.
Daytime companion to suburban commuting freelancers, the blinking led light of notifications in the dead of night, the score lets go of emotional empathy as much as it gains back in the spring of athletic brutality.
Ideal pairing and OST to another project, Softest Hard (2012-2014), a diary concerning the documentation of “missing” and negative space, the piece blindly dives into the narcissistic vacuum of keeping a petrified sentiment alive.
Dirge on overstimulation, the lament for the fall of romance in the hyper-accelerated times of late capitalism.
A moonlight sonata of sleep cycles lost.
The vacuum of the WhatsApp message read, left unanswered.