we are all going to die.
released May 1, 2020
Cover photo taken by Dave Petersen of Hallucinogenic Bulb
Cover design by Sarah Allen Reed of Coma Roulette
Coma Roulette - Asphalt Graves
All instruments performed by Sarah Allen Reed
Mixed by Sarah Allen Reed at Loveless Studios, Loveland, CO
Dueling vocals on the latter half of the track taken from readings of "Running on Emptiness: The Failure of Symbolic Thought" by John Zerzan (theanarchistlibrary.org/library/john-zerzan-running-on-emptiness-the-failure-of-symbolic-thought
) and "The Symbolist Manifesto" by Jean Moréas, translated by C. Liszt (www.mutablesound.com/home/?p=2165
Robotic vocals that permeate the entire track are computer synthesized, and read the current coronavirus cases by state as of April 30, 2020, as well as the words "We are all going to die" three times in succession.
Philosophy is meaningless when there are no ears to hear the cries of the dying workers. We are the city. We can shut it down.
Special Thanks To: Century in Philadelphia, PA, Equine, the Bulb, Palo Pinto, Street Rat, and antifascists the world over, regardless of flag or stripe. Miss you all. When this is all over, I'm coming back to Century and playing a set. Drinks on me.
Hallucinogenic Bulb - Variable Fields
Variable Fields recorded at Hallucinogenic Bulb Headquarters on March 18th, 2020 in South Philadelphia, PA using a combination of some pedals I thought sounded cool together, real-life recorded samples, and raw data from files converted into sound using specially written and ever-evolving software based in the Unity game engine.
Cover photo taken on a rainy early Saturday morning at the beginning of quarantine.
Special Thanks To: Century, Equine, Sarah, Palo Pinto, Nowhere, Professor A, Teuthis Galore, and my roommates Matt, Will, and Aidan for tolerating me and my need to make big static-y sounds while we've been cooped up together.