This song was inspired by the “Book of Koli” post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel series. The books take place hundreds of years after the fall of civilization, where the last remnants of ancient technology are understood and wielded by only a few rare individuals. The books follow a party of outcasts on their quest to brave a[…]
This song was inspired by the “Rosewater” dystopian sci-fi series by Tade Thompson. In the book there’s a large alien dome in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria, that opens once a year and heals the afflictions of everyone nearby. Little do the humans know, the aliens are taking over their bodies one cell at a time[…]
This song was written while reading Sue Burke’s “Semiosis” sci-fi series, which is about a planet with sentient trees and the tenuous-but-still-symbiotic relationship they develop with the humans who settle there, after a good deal of misunderstanding and inability to communicate (and also after some dead humans). I like the think this track conveys those[…]
The other day I discovered badproxy.exe — which, btw, he makes great music and is also a really nice guy. (What’s the deal with all these dark industrial bass music peeps being so bloody nice?) — and it just so happened I was feeling a bit discouraged about my music when I found him and[…]
Astrophage — Wrote this one while reading a the new Andy Weir book about an interstellar life form that feeds off the energy of stars and the protagonist has to risk it all to try to save earth. Maybe those vibes of desperation, urgency, being far from home stranded in outer space come through.