Copyright © 2000 Haunted Ink Records
AC is a 24-track, 48 minute long CD inspired by a work-in-progress novel I’ve been working on for a few years. The novel deals with a future, post-ecological disaster world where most people live underground, in mountains. In order to stay sane, various devices have been invented to simulate the sounds, smells, and tastes of the (now dead) natural world. Hence, everyone lives in pitch-dark caves, but no one cares because AC (sort of a transformed notion of air conditioning, where it doesn’t simply cool the air but conditions it to suit a person’s particular taste) and earwigs (inplants that reprogram sensory information to emulate anything one can desire) act as perfectly acceptable substitutes.
That’s the novel’s main idea, at any rate. Unfortunately, since I’ve been writing so many other things for so many other places, I haven’t had much of a chance to work on this novel. Hence, right now, this CD is about as close as I’ll get to exploring some of the ideas I put together for this novel. The track “Sound+Weight+Smell” is available free to download and enjoy.
1. Sound+Weight+Smell (download mp3)
5. The Infinitely Small
6. Courage, Audacity, Revolt
10. Eternal, Omnipresent Speed
12. The Life of a Motor
13. We Intend
This album is currently out of print.