LABEL: Ostgut Ton, OSTGUTCD46D
GENRE: Electronica / Downtempo
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 100.86 MB
TOTAL TRACKS 9
- Barker – Paradise Engineering (Original Mix) (04:09) / Bmin, 130bpm
- Barker – Posmean (Original Mix) (03:54) / Amin, 92bpm
- Barker – Experience Machines (Original Mix) (03:40) / Cmaj, 130bpm
- Barker – Gradients Of Bliss (Original Mix) (05:29) / Cmin, 125bpm
- Barker – Hedonic Treadmill (Original Mix) (04:10) / A♯min, 135bpm
- Barker – Models Of Wellbeing (Original Mix) (06:04) / Amin, 145bpm
- Barker – Utility (Original Mix) (04:31) / Bmin, 70bpm
- Barker – Wireheading (Original Mix) (02:20) / D♯min, 111bpm
- Barker – Die-Hards Of The Darwinian Order (Original Mix) (09:08) / Emaj, 130bpm
Total Playtime: 00:43:25 min
On his debut solo LP ‘Utility’, Barker [@voltek] turns his focus toward melding experimentation and dancefloor pragmatism with the psychology behind the musical decision making process.
‘Utility’ is a playful but non-ironic musical approach to a whole spectrum of utilitarian and transhumanist ideas: from models for quantifying pleasure and “gradients of bliss” to abolishing suffering for sentient beings (not just people) through the ethical use of drugs and nanotechnology. Over nine tracks, Barker’s vision ebbs and flows through waves of deeply psychedelic musical vignettes; free-floating and futuristic melodies and rhythms as targeted brain stimulation.