Life Coach Kitteh says don’t take advice
Life Coach Kitteh says:
You might be wondering why I became a life coach and not a teacher. Well the reason for that is simple, advice is rubbish. Every hooman gives the same advice, “Doan scratch teh furnitcher, doan eat mah chikkinz off mah plate, git off mah kitchin worktop. Dur dur dur dur dur dur dur.” Edifying no?”
You’re going to need time to take in this morning’s life coaching advice, I feel, so have Roger Goula – Pale Blue Dot (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix). This is some quite beautiful post-classical music. The Pale Blue Dot of the title is earth and yet it feels a celebration of our benighted planet.
London composer and multi-instrumentalist, Roger Goula, releases his debut album ‘Overview Effect’, Out Now, via brand new contemporary classical record label Cognitive Shift Recordings (One Little Indian / Manners McDade Music Publishing). The post-classical electronica album’s narrative charts the psychological shift in awareness reported by astronauts and cosmonauts while viewing the Earth from orbit, in transit between the Earth and the Moon, or from the lunar surface – something that fascinated Goula.
The artist was inspired by interpreting the experience of looking at the Earth as it is in space – a tiny, fragile ball of life, ‘hanging in the void’, surrounded by a paper-thin atmosphere – something that transforms an astronaut’s perspective of the world, society, and humanity’s existence. Many astronauts report a newly discovered and profound understanding of the interconnection of all life and a renewed sense of responsibility as a conscious being to protect it. Goula set out to reimagine this cognitive shift musically – a body of work that would become his debut album ‘Overview Effect’.
Order the album here: OLI.lnk.to/overvieweffectSo