This album is out on Seikomart:
As you can see, I'm not really the type of guy that does the same thing over and over again. Don't get me wrong, I love the Ramones, but personally, in order to keep things interesting, I need to mix them up every time. I mean, this is no "Pink Soda", my debut album that got published by Seikomart, and it's also no "Haha Technology", my second album that will soon be published on Adhesive Records. No smooth jazz chill vaporwave or animecore.
NEOEN, my third LP, is a dark, gloomy, affair. I haven't been doing that good in the last few weeks, but I got better at Ableton, which allowed me to realize an album that 50% made of samples and 50% of original material. I'm in this strange position in my life where everything is well organized and, on paper, no less than ideal. But this doesn't take away the anxiety, some depression sometimes, some longing of times that are gone (in the future, maybe?) and friends I'm not able to see anymore.
So, I took the concept of a futuristic world, where technology is absolutely amazing, efficient and useful and imagined how this can lead to loneliness, solitude and misery on a personal level. Nothing particularly new on the conceptual side, really. The album has a urban, nightly mood, and the city you will imagine will probably be not very different from your typical rainy, technologically advanced yet nightmarish Neo-Tokyo. But this is exactly the point. Is there a connection between formal perfection and humanmisery? Maybe we are not meant to be, you know, efficient. Maybe we're meant to wonder around, along streets we do not know. Maybe we're meant to waste our time away, because that time is not actually wasted at all.
I hope this lucid dream will move you in some way, with its peculiar blend of vaporwave, retrowave, cybervapour and IDM. It has surely been a dear companion and friend during my insomnia nights, and the reason why I feel it so close to me it's not because I think it's my most accomplished work to date.
Enjoy & take care,
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