How will our descendants look upon us? In 2021, we’re all clamoring for unity and blind to the digital walls being built around us. As societies, we trade information and opinion compulsively with total strangers. We befriend talking heads we’ve never met and who could care less about us. We agree and agree and agree until we’ve actually sold our souls to human devils. We’re desperate to quell the loneliness and connect, but we’re all trapped in a screen-sized box.
Listening to the haunting, digitized screams on the new ALL ARE TO RETURN video for their single “Carceri,” I dispair the world we’re creating. Because it’s fiction, we’re wired together so that we may consume ourselves. If our descendants watch this video, they’ll see it as an accurate translation of the emotions we’re artificially injected with by our interaction with technology. Searing noise that infiltrates our brains, driving percussion that marches us toward death, curving our spines, dulling our senses, and destroying our ability to connect in the material world.
Their new EP AATR II is out on November 26th via Tartarus Records — you can pre-order it here. Right now get into our video premiere for “Carceri,” and wonder about our future…
An exhausted multitude wasting away, beholden to mass-produced desire. Each screen a window without sky, nothing there but echo-chambers of anxiety. Watchtowers of mirrored glass. The opacity of power that permeates, produces and subjugates. All of us confined to the fragmented totality of arbitrary surveillance. No world beyond to which one might flee.