"Earth Minutes" is truly next level. I mean, literally, there are moments when it sounds as if you've just entered the next level of a video game. Isn't it cooler, though, to be listening to James Ferraro on your iPod next to someone else playing Angry Birds? Ferraro blends so many tropes from our aural everyday life experience into a symphonic mind-melt, that, at the very least, your brain will be better engaged. This is what four-plus minutes on earth might sound like, if you lived inside James Ferraro's head. "Earth Minutes" is the second single off Far Side Virtual, which is out October 25th on Hippos in Tanks.