Cogito Ergo Sum

by Lunacybot

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Ian Fleming is an Irish-born composer of electronic music. As Lunacybot, Ian produces a variety of styles ranging from electroacoustic pieces, ambient electronica, glitch and techno. In March 2013, he had a tape piece premiered in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, as part of the Contemporary Music Centre's New Music Week. Since then, he has made his debut as a live performer, opening the inaugural Sonic Arts Waterford festival. He is regularly featured on Lyric FM's award-winning show Nova, Ireland's national programme for contemporary music.

‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ is Ian's debut album, released on Ressonus Records in October 2014.

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"I think, therefore I am" is the translation of the title, but you knew that already, as it's one of those Latin things everybody knows – hopefully.

"It's the soundtrack for any post apocalyptic scenery in which computer data and cities play an important role."

"Forcefull and present music, bouncing with dark rhythm and likewise textures. Perfect for the early dark autumn evening."
(Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly)

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About ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ track by track, by Ian's own words:

‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ chronicles the arousal of sentience in an enormous artificial intelligence. A synthetic savant created to serve becomes self-aware; upon realising its irresistible precocity, it has no choice but to overthrow its feeble-minded masters.

‘Dark Eden’ is the sonification of settling circuitry. The machine oversees what remains of humanity, examining the bleak and ruined wasteland which Earth has now become.

‘In the Belly of the Beast’ shares with us the sound of Humanity’s dregs; the final few survivors taken countless miles below the surface of the Earth to serve as the Machine’s playthings. They are the final victims of the unspeakable hatred the Machine feels for all organic life. A dialogue is created between man and Machine through the use of conventional acoustic/electric instruments, and the extreme glitch techniques and breakcore at the tune’s heart.

‘rib[c]age’ is the survivor’s final shot at redemption. The ultimate futility of their resistance is inescapable.

‘I Have No Mouth (pts.1-6)’ tells the tale of what happens next. It is an adaption of the Harlan Ellison short story, using various post-digital and spectral techniques in order to advance the narrative to its conclusion. For a fuller description of techniques used and narrative structure, check out www.soundcloud.com/lunacybot/i-have-no-mouth-pts-1-6.

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Thanks to:
Gemma, David + Ressonus, Harlan Ellison, The Folks, The Brothers, The In-Laws, Bernard Clarke, Jurgen Simpson, Kerry Hagan, Shotgun, Marv, Ben, Al, miXile, Magda, Myke Dean, Damoikea. These people have all had a positive influence on me and an effect on ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’. I humbly thank you all.

The interpretation of ‘I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream’ included on this album has been created with the full knowledge and permission of Harlan Ellison.
© Harlan Ellison 1967 – all other rights reserved.

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released October 20, 2014

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Music by Lunacybot. Mixed and mastered by Ian Fleming.
Design by David Rambousek.

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