My musical doppelganger, Panda Sanchez, was especially thrilled to receive a ping from filmmaker Matthew Taylor, co-founder of Electrolift Creative, a premier media and video consulting firm located in Washington D.C.
To your bespectacled narrator, the video is a coy take on the growing overlap between artificial and human consciousness, particularly as we surge toward an increasingly technocratic, posthuman singularity in the coming decades. Of course, I might be overthinking it. I tend to do that.
Check out Awake by Matthew Taylor:
Fun facts about “Crows”:
1. I was inebriated when I recorded it — often an amusing mindset to be in while delving into a recording session.
2. The bell sounds were sampled from the struck rods of an antique clock. My father is a watch repair technician. That explains that.
3. The off-tempo pitter-patter in the background found the employ of a friend’s djembe put through a couple choice delay plug-ins.
4. I was never quite convinced that the guitar progression in this track used legitimate chords, but I intentionally left the steel strings slightly detuned.
5. A microKORG was involved — the one synth that survived my recent move to Seattle.
Film stills courtesy of Electrolift Creative.