James Ferraro's music is the irritated skin around the implanted microchip, a wry bellylaugh generated by electrodes stimulating the brain's pleasure center. His new album Human Story 3, streaming below, is a return to the disconcerting muzak of his pioneering work Far Side Virtual, but with a new glossy, orchestral sheen. On the album's Bandcamp page, he writes: "We’ve seen the invention of the latte, yoga, cloud computing, we've seen ourselves in a plethora of unnatural places and commercial simulacra, crisis and human achievement in perpetual twilight. Where will the 21st century human story go next?" Listen below.
June 15, 2016