[zero-sum game]

In case you’ve missed it, we have a new video. Two years in planning including song writing and researching. I have to say it wasn’t easy, but I think everything came together nicely. Video is packed with a bunch of easter eggs including reference to Rorschach character from DC universe as the only character I appreciate from DC hehehe, #being proper Marvel fan. Actually, this is my hidden reference to Hermann Rorschach and his test, which inspired me to do series of images “When Left becomes Right” all you can find on my instagram profile, also since Marcin “Mały” Brzeźnicki is a big fan of DC, we thought this would become a fine addition to the whole concept.

The Concept

Our Video is based on actual 1996′ chess match between Grand Master Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue chess computer considered as first AI in the modern history to win in the game of chess. Deep Blue’s win was seen as symbolically significant, a sign that artificial intelligence was catching up to human intelligence and could defeat one of humanity’s great intellectual champions. In our interpretation of this game AI is played by the mask which flashes with holographic images of greatest minds such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Carl Sagan, Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Albert Hofmann, Sigmunt Freud and many many more, all mashed up together. It has been 25 years since February the 10th, 1996′, the day we’ve understood that one day our creation may become something far greater than us, therefore we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate this event in anticipation for SKYNET to blow us to kingdom come.

The Lyrics

Coincidentally, the idea for the lyrics came from Marcin himself, just like all lyrics on the [split]. Marcin wanted to reflect on the ironic competition interaction and zero-one laws we’re all bound by. In this case I only suggested the title change, since [zero-sum game] fitted perfectly the concept I had in mind for a game of chess that J-sick since forever wanted to shoot.

The Epigraph

Quite often we decide to include some opening lines that reflect on general concept of either album or video, however this time we decided to refer to the next track that we’d like to shoot the video for as well as the [zero-sum game]. Not giving away too much the next track will be called: [post futuristic act of cosmogenesis].

Below I attached few pics from shooting plan courtesy of J-Sick and Marcin’s Lyrics plus all the text from the video.


Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.

~Friedrich Nietzsche



Zero-sum game
In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which
each participant’s gain or loss of utility is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the utility of the other participants. If the total gains of the participants are added up and the total losses are subtracted, they will sum to zero.

On February 10, 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second.

Deep Blue’s win was seen as symbolically significant, a sign that artificial intelligence was catching up to human intelligence and could defeat one of humanity’s great intellectual champions.



[zero-sum game]

Lyrics by: Marcin “Mały” Brzeźnicki

indoctrination seeks to justify destruction
reset it all and kill
no more, reset it all
wash away filthy human kind

blessed be the strength of earthly nature
blessed be the power of untapped human mind

the balance must be maintained even at the price of human kind
the balance must be maintained even at the price of genocide

lost all rights
gain or die
lost in a zero sum game

zero sum game

humanity has passed a death sentence on itself
blessed be the one and only the circle of life

one with the tide
one with cleansing
one with the fury
one with life

ten plagues were not enough

the sign was not understood