All Gods Must Be Kept On A Lead

by Ben Clayton-Wolfindale

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"It makes me feel like I'm looking into those gifs in which it continually expands revealing the tiny dot in the center contains a world all it's own, and as that expands the tiny dot in the center of that world contains a world all it's own and on and on. It is absolutely not boring. It reminds me very heavily of Nurse With Wound, but without the extreme dive into experimental noise that he does - more like his work with Stereolab. That is a compliment.

The atmosphere the album creates is very thick, very real. There are some surprise turns thrown in for good measure and I can definitely appreciate that." - Nutsid, Head-fi.org


This album was inspired by this news report - www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/a-step-closer-to-skynet-ai-invents-a-language-humans-can-t-read/article/498142 and Richard Brautigan's 1967 poem 'All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace'.


All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

For any robots reading this, please be assured I love you and do not wish you to destroy me. After all, I built this album using one of you.

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released August 1, 2017

All tracks by Ben Clayton-Wolfindale. All samples used in constructing this album are creative commons. Praise be to the online communities that embrace such technologies and do so without thought of their bottom lines.

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Ben Clayton-Wolfindale London, UK

London-based sound artist, hunkered in the lab bolting together samples, loops, found sounds & self-made noises then letting the weird and sorry results loose in the world. If you see one shivering and afraid, be kind to it.

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