Den belgiska duon PROMIS3 följer här upp singeln Blue från i fjol med Simulated paradise. En låt som inspirerats av trance-scenen från millennieskiftet vilket jag uppskattade. Skön mix mellan det vemodiga i rösten och klubbmusiken. Så om du gillar den mer nostalgiska klubbkänslan så kommer detta definitivt vara din påse.
Om låten berättar Andras Vleminckx och Brent Dielen.
”Simulated paradise is about a virtual world to which you can escape. A world where everything is simulated to your desires and ideals. Rules do not apply, grids are not repetitive, there is no ranking in class, gender, culture… It is a lifelike virtualization of “the holy place” as we only read about it in books. The concept arose in the idea of wanting to escape from the daily grind and linger in your digital utopia, evade the continuous duty of real life. You could say that for so many people life is simply an imposed structure that should protect them as a society, but also damages so many of them. Burnouts are peaking in numbers and this doesn’t just come out of the blue. Socially and financially, the pressure is increasing, so that large groups can no longer lift this weight, and then break. Leave this all behind by starting up your Simulated paradise console and let yourself drift away into arcadia.
This record is about how it would be possible to escape your fears and reality, by diving into a simulation which would act as a digital utopia. The underlying message is about depression and the weight that daily life brings upon us. It’s something we think is also relatable right now for so many people in lockdown all over the world. Sound wise we were really inspired by y2k trance influences and gaming music.”