2010 [or] How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Technological Singularity is a pretty intense audio/visual set from Brainfeeder’s Strangeloop. Here’s the quick synopsis, “2010 is about a dystopian alternate universe where an A.I. Deity has become imprisoned within its own Ego. It discovers a transcendental media living within an archaic laptop, which upon viewing, facilitates its spiritual evolution.” Chew on that for a few minutes.
Aside from being a total mindfuck, Strangeloop has earned a reputation for pushing live sets to the next level and what makes 2010 next level shit is that its a “completed work in progress, meaning that it is meant to change, in a live-environment, and in different re-contextualizations,” so this clip is only one of an infinite possible renditions. I love how this format really opens it up for a interpretation. If you were to see it live five times I think you would have five different experiences, not just seeing it in different arrangements but how you mentally try to make sense of it all. It’s intense though, after watching it I paused for a second and realized it was okay to breathe again. I’m not sure I could handle a full length version, or even live, but if your up for it he’s producing 300 limited edition copies which you can try to grab here.
He’s also set to release an LP through Brainfeeder later this year called “Easy Listening for our Future Children” [below] which is much lighter than 2010 so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of evolving visual experience comes out of that. Or if they co-evolve into something entirely different.
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