thought control

#12daysofoontzmas #behindthemusic

I'm going to do a pre-holiday 12 days of anti-xmas behind the music stories for some tracks from the catalogue. I very much enjoy folk to takeaway their own vibe or meaning from things but sometimes the circumstance around a track is a fun surprise.

on the seventh day of oontzmas controlfreak gave to me... thought control and some oontz in a tree...

Back in uni the first time around my writing and live performance partner, previously mentioned in the porn soundtrack story, and myself used to ditch heaps of classes to write songs and also to play dr who pinball at the student union “quickly it's a second chance!”. ~16 years after that era I was working on 2 tracks for some compilations, nothing else, however, via email, chat, voice etc we ended up mapping out an entire album. degenerate takes a very broad brush approach to sound, genre and theme and using bits and bobs from over the years that never made it into a full track kind of wrapped up an era perfectly embodying the rag tag, raw underground low tech and no apologies unpolished soup of LEFT BRAIN RIGHT BRAIN SHATTERED, A MARIONETTE ALL OUT OF JOINT!

here is “thought control” a pretty straight forward syncopated synth club bumper with a rather dark who is staring back in the mirror vibe that we intentionally layered around meta societal masks and deceit from the corporate burgeoning social media explosion right down to the battle many of us face with ourselves on the daily.

#ebm #synthpop #industrial #electro #fediart #mastomusic

I am working on new music for 2023. Unfortunately my health has been seriously hindering creative work and employment so I use whatever energy I do muster for gardening to feed the fam and trickle some volatile market income. In #solidarity all my music is always free or donation and creative commons share alike. If you are in a position to have some coin to donate it will be well received.

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