Some of you probably have noticed that I have taken down a few albums off the streaming services, times are changing, and finally I was able to upload all albums in the quality they were originally recorded. You can expect lossless quality at least, across all major platforms now. Of course, it wouldn’t make any sense if I just dump all my music simply in better quality, no way! All albums are now in special editions, containing released only on CD versions of the tracks, with additional ambient-noises I love so much, lyrics and if you’re the Apple Music user, I even synced lyrics (this may take a few weeks to appear though).
Also while I was preparing the entire back catalog for streaming, I came across an earlier version of aether, surprisingly different… in a good way, then I thought why not release it? it could be a great way to listen to [aether] again, however slightly from a different angle. Let’s face it, how often do we go back to our favorite albums hoping that we’ve missed something? Not sure what you guys think about this, but personally I think it’s a pretty damn sweet idea! [dark_aether] drops on 31.05.2022, following Bandcamp release later on.
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.
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.
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.
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.“
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.
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
Our work is now officially done! this means [SPLIT] is ready! however this is only the half of the story, we’re still waiting for project MAUPOGER to finish up their stuff and only then we’ll be able to talk dates, in the meantime we’ve decided to tease you a little bit with BONUS material that has been composed last year and for some reason fits perfectly within concept of new things. It’s called “[SPLIT] the mind” and you can download it below for free! (mp3). We’ve decided that it would be best if we showcase those tracks in more SICKSTUDIO style. One thing lead to another and we’ve created over 10min. long video which consist of ACT I-VI (with hidden fragments of actual tracks from the [split], however music with sneak peak of [SPLIT] is exclusive to the YouTube video only, hope you’ll enjoy!
This took longer than I thought it would, ….. …for some reason, anyway pleased to tell you that brand new video for a track called [8+D2.0] which translates to “[STD] 2.0.”, will air on 24.01.2021 @8:00PM CET on YouTube (link below). This experiment will open an idea that came around November 2019. Track will feature Marcin “Mały” Brzeźnicki from [Mass Insanity] on vocals (if you like a good old classic death metal you have to check them out!), who initiated the idea. Track will be release along with 4 other compositions on the split with a project [MAUPOGER] later this year. This is the first single in history of  which lyrics are written entirely in polish by Marcin. Stay tuned for more info regarding this release, hope you like the video! stay safe!