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As Tomorrow Fades

by Draíocht

These experimental pieces feature electronic instruments with the occasional orchestral flourish; lines of synth are sparsely but meaningfully punctuated by cello and piano melodies, in a statement that feels simultaneously personal and political.
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wake Up
3:05 $0.99
2. Succession
3:46 $0.99
3. Angelus Novus
4:32 $0.99
4. The Extinction of Right and Wrong
1:30 $0.99
5. Event Horizon
4:30 $0.99
6. Wake Up, Pt. II
3:28 $0.99
7. Signal Failure
4:16 $0.99
8. Transience
6:15 $0.99
9. A New Philosophy
3:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
My debut album, 'As Tomorrow Fades', is a concept album that recounts the struggles, both personal and political, of the last few months. It was written in a short and deeply concentrated space of time, with an emphasis on instinct and impulse rather than meticulous technical precision. The recording process was largely improvisational and free-flowing; technical amendments were then made during post-production to give it that extra polish.

The mixture of the personal and political is what drives the diversity of tracks and themes; 'Wake Up' channels the inevitable sense of impending geopolitical collapse, whilst 'Signal Failure' attempts to convey the tedious, numbing horror of commuting; 'Angelus Novus' aims to portray the experience of coming to understand that we are swept along by (and a product of) the brutal, monstrous tide of history, whilst 'Transience' is a love letter without words, written to a person whose brilliance defies them. The peaks and troughs in tempo, style, and tone are so sharp that they may appear to deny the interconnectedness of the tracks, but life itself is just as erratic and changeable.

The album's hidden secret can be deduced from the name I chose as an artist, 'Draíocht', which is Irish for "magic". The wonder, charm, and mystery of the world is often unrecognisable to us today (like another language); we attempt to rationalise everything, scoff in the face of ritual, and even doubt the foundations of morality and human decency. The predominantly electronic style is a reminder that we are headed into a future that is, for better or worse, digital, but the cello which haunts the album in fits and starts speaks to human spirit which underscores all of our decisions and experiences. 'Transience', owing to the raw and vulnerable human nature of its subject matter, inverts the wider structure of the album by taking on a more traditionally acoustic timbre with only a faint trace of the synthetic. At its darkest, 'As Tomorrow Fades' wonders how much of the future we are already losing as a result of reckless, wasteful decisions made in the present, but tries even then to imbue some faint spirit of hope and change into its DNA.



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