i really want to explain this title
but what i have to explain first might throw some of you off
the CIA conducted multiple experiments regarding astral projection in 1983
and recently declassified a missing page of the Gateway Report (Campion, 2021)
and i suggest you read it for yourself, apparently at your own risk due to the
"possible encounters with intelligent, non-corporeal energy forms
when time-space boundaries are exceeded."(McDonnell, 1983)
i've been spending a lot of time in 2021 either occupying or observing other dimensions.
i'm not certain that i'm occupying them physically, but i am certain i'm at least observing them.
i'm also certain that they are intersecting dimensions, not parallel.
it's kind of like looking at the thin edge of an infinitely thin piece of paper.
i get the feeling there's a lot more there, but i can't see it from where i am.
i can see how it intersects with my reality, but that's it.
i know that these observations take place in another dimension
in that i observe shapes and colors which do not exist in our reality,
and i can consciously confirm
their impossibility and the existence which defies that impossibility happen simultaneously.
this is different from imagination in the way i perceive my participation in this confirmation.
it is presented as true, rather than simply possible.
but because i cannot perceive the depth of this plane,
i become aware that there are locations with distances that i cannot travel to with my physical form
so i leave it behind and see how far i can go
but then i also recognize that if i can do these things, or at least i think i can
then other people must be able to share this ability.
the idea that someone invented the term astral plane
indicates to me that i'm not the only one.
and so what if we all wanted to go somewhere, together?
astral mass transit
as far as the song itself, on paper, it's a dubstep song.
i mean, it's clearly isn't a DUBSTEP wobwob song, but...it's dubstep.
and it occurs to me that a long time ago,
I saw an interview with Flux Pavilion talking about how he constructs chords
to be suuuper layered to create his signature sounds
now of course, i have to say, i love Flux Pavilion so much
i think he's my favorite dubstep artist
because he really favors musicality over
the more typical WOBB associated with the genre
which i love but in my opinion
melody > cool noises
and i hesitate to make the comparison
but once the third lead line comes in at 3:05
and they turn from leads into one kinda melded chord pattern
it reminds me of that rich layering he uses so well
though of course, in my own way.
also, this song is longer than most of the others due to the false-ending/breakdown.
during a mixing session, I was EQing the cowbell pattern and got distracted by my phone
and 5 minutes later realized I had been listening to just the cowbell.
so I outlined the extension part, and almost went back to the 4 minute version
because it kind of felt like a "live version" or something that would happen at a show
specifically at a marc rebillet (yet another artist i deeply respect and admire)
show, i love how he builds loops and then occasionally just
breaks it down to one little loop which he finds interesting
and then kinda zones out to talk with the crowd or something
then hits them over the head with the full drop again.
so i decided to leave the extended part and as it is released, i feel confident it was the right move.