<tekniq> - Compuglobalhypermeganet
I always thought that the Compuglobalhypermeganet was the enemy; the great uncaring beast. Often I suspected it of using its vast array of satellites to read my thoughts, or even worse, beam commands into my head. I assumed that at some point its design evolved past the original intentions and that it somehow had achieved sentience. However, this sentience, powered by vast and continuous transfers of pornographic images, spam and viruses, would need to have an evil core, unaware that there were other things to life than mere unwanted information transfers, and digital representations of human objectification.
But <tekniq>'s album, named after this thing, has shown me that I was all wrong. Compuglobalhypermeganet (the album) consists of beautiful melodies and soft easy beats. This is music to relax to, caught up in a theoretical data stream that slowly drifts through the wonderful world of technology. Technology allows us time to appreciate the beauty of the machine. The machine itself is not evil. The machine, the great beautiful and innocent child that it is, is the incarnation of freedom and knowledge. Under its benevolence, it allows us the security to be able to concentrate on frivolous fanciful things, like just staring at one of those really cool screensavers, with fractals and shit, or to explore the unlimited boundaries of thought and creativity.
<tekniq>'s positive tek-pop is the easy listening music of the machine. But the machine is a complicated entity, and <tekniq>'s music relates that, often with break beats and glitchy noises cascading throughout the background.
However (and I want you to keep this between you and I) no matter how nice and beautiful it may claim to be, no matter how much it may say 'relax. Sit back and relax. I am here to serve', there is a small element of its cruelty and alien inhumanity that always peaks through. Could it be that <tekniq> is propaganda of the machine?
-Squid @ November 2002