Ghosts in the Machine: Xanadu Complex is a mixed metaphor about the voice in music today. Xanadu for me represents a set of styles and themes prevalent in a number of contemporary vocal genres. Stylistically ethereal voices, stutter glitches, heavily processed and synthesized vocals whisper like ghosts, in the machine like production. Thematically Xanadu music speaks to a life after the information age with man machine integration, soulful aliens and high tech gods for an information age form of spirituality. There are many influences in the past for whom similar music was called futuristic. That future however is no longer a dream of tomorrow but a reality of the day. We are the ghosts.

Tracklist:

Problem in the Machine – Montgomery Clunk
Mutual Slump – DJ Shadow
I Was Born On Planet Rock – Dwight Trible
Wild Rumpus – Sonnymoon
Earth Intruders – Björk
Starships – Eskmo
Carcass – Laurel Halo
Dance or Die (feat. Saul Williams) – Janelle Monáe
Allhot (feat. Nadsroic) – Hudson Mohawke
Eight – Grimes
incerta glòria – Downliners Sekt
Warrior (Rockwell remix) – José James
Something About Faith – Rudi Zygadlo
Until There Is No End – Lorn
Light – eleven tigers
Talk To You – Rumpistol / Red Baron
Pascal’s Chours (feat. Alby Daniels) – Fantastic Mr Fox
Overstand (Primus Luta Remix) – Dolphin
Windcurve – RYAT
Track 7 – Laurel Halo
I’ll Say – James Blake
Voltaire – Robin Hannibal
God’s retina – mmpsuf

DOWNLOAD: Primus Luta – Ghosts in the Machine: Xanadu Complex

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