randomVOLT – Stand Alone Complex

randomVOLT – Stand Alone Complex


“Stand Alone Complex”

The album “Stand Alone Complex” arises from a reflection on the cyborg and the ideas embodied in the anime film “Ghost in the Shell” by Masamune Shirow, which seeks to reference post-club music from the futuristic dystopia that is currently pursuing us, while dealing with the dilemma of the soul and what or who owns that ghost. The Zeitgeist (this is originally a German expression that means the “spirit” (Geist) of “time” (Zeit) and refers to the current intellectual and cultural climate) generates some shock and reflection on what the body is and the nature of the other.

“Stand Alone Complex” contains music that goes from drone-like structures (“A Structural Point”), through more IDM tracks (“Riding the Noise”) to techno (“Der Inner Geist”, a direct translation of the inner ghost), to more industrial and post rave expressions (“The Harshness Factor” and “TGVBKJGFC”), until the last track (“Surveillance”), which speaks about the issue of surveillance though sounds that are more electronic and less structured by genre labels.

This disc originated with an approximately 20-minute recorded session made in 2014 (https://vimeo.com/105399073) and this subsequently laid the groundwork for a new interpretation of the books of Donna J. Haraway (Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, 1991) and Kim Toffoletti (Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body, 2007).

It was mixed in FBK studios in Barcelona by Jose Jünemann and Joan Lavandeira and mastered by Jose Jünemann (2019).

Joan Lavanderia aka randomVOLT
(Bercelona, España / Spain, diciembre / December 2019)

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