Catalogue# : KVITNU 15
Formats: CD / Digital download
Zyprex is a medicine, also considered a drug, that is used to control schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
We associate the effects of Zyprex with constant dualism and translation of the human with software and hi-tech machines. Now humans have to be careful about the fact that we totally depend on machines, billions of files saved in servers, ultra hard drives, where we put all our life, social networks where we put all our information. The question is – what are we, humans or machines? Most people spend 6/8 or 10 hours in front of social networks, chatting with friends, sharing pictures and so on. No one can say that this is bad, but we are going to lose all real life connections, the sensations of life. The fact that no one, mostly if you met recently, says… “i care about you”…
This is the fear that we have because there’s no computer screen between real persons, but we put something more than a simple screen. An imaginary wall built of rock, circuits, meta rejected and quantum distances. We’re now very close, but at the same time too far away.
We slowly start to translate this aspect on Zyprex 500.
Xenos begins with the organic parts of the human, and the saxophone is it’s voice. Evolving. The music arrives to a breakpoint where the machines begin to communicate with the human psyche, in a specific way.
In Metrexes human and machines, grown together, involved in a speech composed by questions and answers, where both of them are right and wrong at the same time, but after Metrexes, something happens.
Machines start to have control of the human’s brain and this powerful block of circuits and gamma connections are “impersonated” by Exoplasm, where total control can’t give the possibility to the voice to say anything.
The situation is a “bit” hard for the human, and under Kabul there’s a reflection of the digital self where even if is under the machine’s control, the human is trying to speak, losing itself on Degrex in a state of complete abyss, preparing for the final rush, where in Program Q_nex there is the direct dialog between human and machines, and the final word probably could save humans…
All tracks composed and engineered by Plaster
[Except Kabul (prmx) composed by Ivo Papadopolus and Remixed by Plaster] Additional drum programming on Exoplasm by Cortical Sistematix.
Sax Alto and Soprano on Xenos by Ivo Papadopolus.
Sax Soprano and Shruti Box on Kabul (prmx) by Ivo Papadopolus.
Additional samples used:
Flute on Xenos is sampled from an old tape record from Luca Spagnoletti.
Sax and Flutes on Metrexes are sampled and recostructed via audio software from Balaban (Hossein Hamidi).
Mixed at Plasteroom studio.
Mastered by Luca Spagnoletti at Pump Up Studio.
Artwork by Zavoloka.
4. Kabul (prmx)
6. Program Q_nex