||Wreck and Reference
||Sometimes songs are anti-anthems for vertigo.|
||The New Testament
||Or for being marched slowly through empty cities.|
||But eventually resignation always loses its charm.|
||"Dendrofil for Yggdrasil"
||And we sharpen metal tools for constructing revenge.|
||But then, isn't alienation a form of transcendence by definition?|
||Drum machines are a way of claiming the endorsement of even inanimate objects.|
||As, for that matter, are amplifers.|
||"Heads or Tails"
||You shut your mouth. How can you say we go about things the wrong way?|
||Some of these pings are our vital signs.|
||"Gods in Heat"
||Some of these broken noises are us holding saws against something permanent we are trying to render temporary.|
||"Live to Win"
||And sometimes we win.|
||"In the Hands of a God"
||My favorite industries manufacture excuses for effusive triumph.|
||We Are Magnetic
||"Shut the Lights"
||We learn to overcome by rehearsing what that feels like.|
||We dance, bleary-eyed and weightless, through parting crowds of glitter-dusted robots.|
||Don't you want to?|
||"Too Much To Dream"
||Robots can learn the synchronized routines so quickly, and their shells are so smooth.|
||Sleeping In A Car
||And we are always most human by constrast among them, even when they step away.|
||Complaining that pop has become too perfect is like complaining that airplanes stay up.|
||Cut Love Pt. 2
||Imperviousness is how we make fragility also possible.|
||Mass produced defiance is how everybody can have a Fight Song.|
||And if only occasionally it sounds like somebody tried to ship you an opera in a cardboard box and you forgot to take it out before playing it, maybe we'll have patience.|
||And then you open it, and stars and valkyries pour out over everything.|
||Antonella Lo Coco
||"Non ho più lacrime"
||But this is why we build arenas open to the sky.|
||"Dipende da te"
||Although obviously we don't actually need arenas, or drum machines, or anything.|
||Tides from nebula
||We call it post-rock, but at this point we're all helplessly post-everything, and this is just what that feels like.|
||And mortality frees us from the past as surely as it does from the future.|
||Bow To Each Other
||All these circuit boards are tiny embedded chvrches of human perfectability.|
||Union And Return
||The market opportunity is personal soundtracks.|
||"Race of Truth"
||Epic Action & Adventure: Dawn of Freedom
||Maybe they shouldn't all sound like disaster hymns for the end of the world, but that's just a scaling challenge.|
||death's dynamic shroud.wmv
||"Rare Emoji Collection"
||The people already living by future rules always seem crazy for a while.|
||"Our Lives Would Make A Sad, Boring Movie"
||It Never Goes Out
||The open-hearted always seem (and feel) a little desperate.|
||Half Hearted Hero
||Every heart has a heartland.|
||"Hold on, We're Going Home"
||Your internal monologue is in a language nobody else actually speaks.|
||Maybe it sounds weird to make a country cover of a pop hip-hop song that never existed before this, but I think we bootstrap ourselves through a lot of days by emulating imaginary role models.|
||"Without a Fight"
||And everything that gets popular becomes pop, that's the whole point.|
||Resisting universal gravity's pull is the thing that takes real power.|
||The opposite of inertia is violence.|
||Lord Of The Lost
||"The Love of God"
||The Love of God
||The opposite of entropy is extravagance.|
||So make some giddy, keening, unmistakable noise.|
||See Through Dresses
||End of Days
||Allow yourself to be guided by muffled voices.|
||"Bor vitéz (részlet)"
||And the occult obsessions of dark elves.|
||A foreign bazaar is just shopping, technically, but "commerce" is as much a way of dismissing culture as it is of commoditizing it.|
||Cut and Paste
||Go on, don't walk away.|
||It's easy to forget how much of what was New about New Wave had to do with releasing drumming from the burden of discretion.|
||And once you open that gate to hell, monsters can come out and howl among you.|
||And things you thought you made only for yourself can be scattered across the world.|
||And no voyages of plunder will ever return with the right mortar to rebuild the walls that were lovingly disassembled in your absence.|
||The strangers you conquered are now forever among you, so you might as well learn to dance with them.|
||"Everything We Are"
||Beyond the Fade
||Might as well learn to sing along with their goofy sentimental ballads.|
||"The Darkness of This Dawn"
||Edge of Tomorrow
||You don't really know somebody until you can feel the truth of the things they believe but can't explain.|
||Until you can feel yourself lifted by truths you cannot translate.|
||"Du och jag (inte som andra)"
||Ängel utan vingar
||Until the things they think you'd never care about seem like the exact things that prove that your deepest loves are sinuously, intimately interchangeable in every way that matters.|