s:cage - Remote
With Remote, S:Cage abstractly depicts a splintered individual, morbidly enraged by the socially caged responses of others: We are remotely cued to certain contrived feelings and obscure longings (perhaps those of consumerist tendencies). Or perhaps S:Cage is a fragment of a subversive intellect, attempting to critique the social wrongs pressed on us all by tyrannical gibberish. The lurking mind hidden by washes of ambiance and beats in, occasionally lashing out at unwanted insinuations. Or maybe S:Cage is just a nice musically moody ambient project. And moody it is. The sounds erupt with emotional torment and distant desires, these longings echo and turn into hollowed melancholic melodies; or perhaps hallowed repercussions. The end result is a musical experience for any listener willing to undertake the obscure quest, however the journey must be assaulted, the ideas tormented into full light. There are no easy answers on remote, further there are no easy questions. It's all one revolving, dissolving centerpiece, to an evening spent perusing social impropriety, or pondering social malice. The music rising to heights of despair and falling to pits of anguish. Helped along relentlessly by sporadic percussive hammerings. Punching in and out of the songs existence; marking an overwhelmed territory, like following a perfect urine stain. Overwhelmed by anger and helplessness. Then stabbing, stabbing, stabbing back into the heart of contemplation. The inexorable torment of meditation, in a world where contempt is never easy, where anger is barely even meek. The most base of feelings have been torn from us, wrenched into a malaise of pseudo-concern, presided by unhistory. The only answer is to subdue reality with the swift flick of an endless drone. A mood enhanced dreariness, in a musical form. All around an obscure attack on modern reality. The music is very nice to listen to as well.
Vizgig @ November 2004