Friday feels existential with FM2 and Need A Name

Existentialism’s a very modern thing, despite its nineteenth century origins, focusing as it does on the individual’s thoughts and feelings. Much beloved of French philosophers, it leads perhaps inexorably to the existential crisis. An existential crisis is a moment at which an individual questions the very foundations of their life: whether this life has any meaning, purpose, or value. It is commonly tied with depression and/or a feeling of a lack of purpose in life, e.g. “One day I will be forgotten… what is the point of all of my work.” It’s all rather me, me, me. This is even more modern. The soundtrack to your futile existence comes from FM2 and Need A Name.

FM2 brings This One. A track which revels in the existential despair of ambient misery. That it offers tape machines, analog synths and field recordings is pointless as the ennui it generates. Chords echo around your head. Excellent stuff.

On a slightly more cheery note, Need A Name comes with the slowly generated Shaper. A drone ambient track this drags its feet across urban wastes like a teenage goth scuffing it’s trainers. But it can’t help being seduced by the wide-eye wonder of it all and the stirring of emotional connection.

The first track from my new album as Need a Name, “Uncored”, to be released on July 19. The album is now available for pre-order here:

~ by acidted on July 28, 2017.

One Response to “Friday feels existential with FM2 and Need A Name”

  1. Loving those atmospheres from FM2, really deep.

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