James G. Ballard (1930-2009) was one of the most important and brilliant contemporary writers and his death has left a big cultural void. The influence of Ballard's aesthetics has produced on millennium-end generations a true cult, inspiring artists and art-works in all disciplines. Yet nobody, until now, has decided to dedicate an entire work to his memory.
Thus, by mutual agreement, Corrado Altieri
...), Simon Balestrazzi
, Kino Glaz
, Candor Chasma
, Dream Weapon Ritual
...) and Gianluca Becuzzi
...), have decided to dedicate this album to the master of post modern literature and his work. The nine tracks of the album take their titles from as many Ballard novels, trying to recreate his special visionary mood in music. A universe ruled by free dreaming associations: Eroticism, technology, consumerism and cruelty mingle together to create a new perception of reality. A constant dialectic between micro-events and macrorumorism, between digital pointillism and white noise, in between static drones, fluctuations, shifts and sudden changes of scenery. The changing environment is producing sound architectures where the organic and the inorganic are no longer self-conscious, casting vague on each other.
The Marilyn Monroe hologram projected on the wall of a motel near an airport is sexier than the original. James Ballard is dead, long live James Ballard. This is best Italian Industrial in good old-school mood!