GESAFFELSTEIN “Hate or Glory” and new record, Aleph 10.28.13

French sound producer Gesaffelstein will be dropping his much anticipated debut, Aleph later this month.

Surrounded by violence, music and art becomes a reaction to the environment.

Blood and money. The two are inextricably linked.

The semi-fictional world where this soundtrack skirts reality manifests in the visual accompaniment. Like the video for “Pursuit,” the musical reaction to a mentally decrepit world is made real.

We exist and consume content in a time where all is blowback.

Pursuit. Accretion. Liquidity.

There are of course the technocratic claims of neutrality.

Monsanto gets free reign over our food.

Lockheed makes better machines to remove western soldiers from the combat equation.

The Oiligarchy determines the fate of future generations.

America continues spending billions on narcotics. Illegal and “prescribed.”

These are connections. Leaps I’m making from viewing a video. From an Oulipo approach, I am disregarding the obvious and failing to address the themes critically.

Using this blog, just an echo chamber of my mind. A cement wall to bounce the ball against.

Their [physical] sickness [marginalized people] is a result of structural violence: neither culture nor pure individual will is at fault; rather, historically given (and often economically driven) processes and forces conspire to constrain individual agency. Structural violence is visited upon all those whose social status denies them access to the fruits of scientific and social progress.
—Dr. Paul Farmer