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ARTIST
TITLE
Sentience & Sapience
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
TOUCH 015LP TOUCH 015LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/30/2018

A soundtrack for gutted metropolises, virtual sanctuaries and utopian enclaves, Ai Messiah's Sentience & Sapience is a seamless, psychedelic journey through possible near futures in the age of artificial intelligence. Its overlapping arrangements alternately evoke glittering digital realms and bleak, decrepit landscapes populated by ghostly natives drifting in fractured and multiplying realities. Eastern drones, processed guitars and field recordings are warped, dubbed to cassette and re-sampled again. Meditative gongs and bells punctuate the mix, as human-sounding voices drift in and out intoning synthetic chants. Digital and analog textures dissolve into a continuum, suggestive of blurred and vanishing boundaries between the natural and the artificial; the real and the simulated; the evolved and the designed.