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ARTIST
TITLE
Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit
FORMAT
12"

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CATALOG #
PRESERV 002EP PRESERV 002EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/6/2010

"Art is created under one of two auspices: glory or truth. Either the creative process is conducted with the intention of gaining status -- cultural, financial, social -- or it is an act of necessity, an imperative born of the constant suffocation of the old world. The affecting despondency of the anonymously disseminated Chasing Voices series confirms this project is more an act of survival than an exercise in cultural luxury. This is self-preservation music forming from the black waters of isolation and loss, the same endless well of unbearable pressure that calls on the hand of creation with a dagger to the throat and demands that the impossibility of living in this truly unreal world be reversed with one miraculous act of materialization. There is no 'artist' in this equation, no ordained or predestined genius operating behind the mystified veil of divined talent, imminent fate or blind luck. This synthesis forms under the very real survival mechanisms of any given will at any given time -- unsupported and defenseless, surrounded on all sides by a total denial of life -- turning the stand-off on its head and using the circuitry of the very technology that collaborated in this denial to deal the monster its deathblow. 'We're surrounded on all sides!' 'Wonderful! Attack from every angle!!' In the end, real art has nothing to do with the glory attained from mass recognition or praise -- the gratification of the zombie-mob of pseudo-cultural legitimacy is the true gravedigger of creative drive. It is simply the act of retaliation against an absolute despotism that dares every human living under its tyranny to render its reality fiction by any means necessary, a phantasm that once haunted us in our sleep but now exists solely in the memory of a beautiful dream that will not recede." One-sided release.