An Explaination of the song 'Bahrain' and music video
So I sent this out as a press release to a couple of journalists, they have posted my video “Bahrain” but without the explanation I supplied. Music journalism is the icing on top of the shit cake known as the music industry.
"Well, originally I made the song a few years ago, 2010. I also did a video to go with it at the time. I choose the title Bahrain since it was coming up in the news a lot at the time and I wanted to focus in on the tension in the middle east, since the song builds and has so much power. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rS0tcGLETc The original video features ripped VHS tapes of some saturday morning cartoons I watched as a kid, namely “Reboot”. Also, the venus wars and clips from the movie hackers. The original song is a sonic representation of that power of youth reflected through mirrors of technology. We saw glimpses of what could be in the future, and it turns out the fictional prophecies are our day to day lives. It is a cyberpunk (or Seapunk rather) future like imagined, all complete with the dystopian charm. Like a shit eating grin mouthing “I told you so”. Almost every city I visit is even complete with ‘Blade Runner-esque’ smog as the planet seemingly spirals into self destruction. “Not if I can help it!” (Enter Seapunk) Well, the song sat dormant on the web for a while until I reworked it into a collaboration track called “Work” that I did with DJ Kiff on Coral Records Internazionale (http://coralrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bubbles-splash008 ) If you listen through you can hear the same basic structure and the same growling synth sound. A bit later I got contacted by Rephlex Records (Aphex Twin’s label) and was asked to put together an album for a CD release. I re-awoken the spirit of “Bahrain” once more and completed it with an organ sample from Mellow Mellow’s “I can’t stop” to add a bit of triumphant glory to the whole thing. Really tying in the rave influence and adding the hope of a brighter tomorrow. As for the video I found out about the designer (Omega Point) by watching a video he did for “The Drum”. Really impressed with that I wanted to work with him. I told him about the symbolism I wanted used, 44, dodecahedrons, chakras, and the “hanged man” tarot card, as this song represents sacrificing the voidic charms and conventions of youthful decadent living for the more freeing (and at times darker) reality of expanded multi dimensional sobering conciseness. Raw Vegan style.”