Blinded

by SY/IN

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  • SY/IN (Alex Ortiga) - BLINDED
    [NTHR000] - [HIDE001]

    THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS:
    - "Blinded" Original artbook [LTD 40 pages]
    - "Blinded" Digital album [NTHR000 - 35minutes]
    - "Blinded" Digital explorative software [WIN - MAC]

    PREORDER [Physical and digital] guarantees early access to the digital album and the digital software: a download link will be provided just after purchase.
    Digital-only preorder at: nethercorp.bandcamp.com/album/blinded

    “Blinded” is not just a classical .mp3 release. In fact, the audio files are part of a explorable digital world developed with Unity. Once the application is started, the user can freely explore this. The album tracks can be listened in different ways according to where the player decides to go.

    The physical version of BLINDED is a 40 pages book realized with original artworks by Alex Ortiga, obtained from processing elements contained in the application "Blinded".

    To enjoy a smooth experience (at maximum graphics settings) we recommend 8GB RAM, 2,5 GHz Intel Core i5 and a 4GB video card.

    "Blinded" analyzes the relationship between human and digital is analysed through a narrative perspective, which also considers the inavitable hybridization of man and how both the collective and individual consciousness may increasingly change.
    However, the main aim is not to lead the listener to think of themes such as the evolution of humanity in technical and critical terms. It is, on the contrary, to create and put the listener in an audiovisual world distant in time, where everything already took place and there is no more the conception of individuality, but rather an unique entity of data that merely exist.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Blinded via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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“Blinded” is a 35-minutes work recorded during 2017, published the 17th December 2018 by N E T H E R [Cat n. NTHR000]. Blinded is divided into 3 movements:
1) Blinded I: EX_ST/EXI_T Air P = F / S pipe (10:42)
2) Ascension: 26,246 beyond…connection (12:40)
3) Blinded II: Social_Network_Security [ dead-center piano ] (11:53)

In these three parts, the relationship between human and digital is analysed through a narrative perspective, which also considers the inavitable hybridization of man and how both the collective and individual consciousness may increasingly change.
However, the main aim is not to lead the listener to think of themes such as the evolution of humanity in technical and critical terms. It is, on the contrary, to create and put the listener in an audiovisual world distant in time, where everything already took place and there is no more the conception of individuality, but rather an unique entity of data that merely exist.

To enter this reality, an app has been developed with Unity (download link included into bandcamp digital download, and into physical copies). This app contains not only a 3D world, but also the album itself, whose tracks can be listened in different ways according to where the player decides to go.

Blinded is a flux obtained through the juxtaposition of field recordings, samples related to classical music (like organs, choirs, and pianos) and recordings of magnetic fields of computers, hard disks, and other electronic components. This process of juxtaposition has been repeated several times with the intent of obtaining a hybrid and hard-to-recognize sound.
“Blinded” is not just a classical .mp3 release. In fact, the audio files are part of a explorable digital world developed with Unity. Once the application is started, the user can freely explore this environment with his mouse and “w, a, s, d” keys. The album tracks can be listened in different ways according to where the player decides to go.

To enjoy a smooth experience (at maximum graphics settings) we recommend 8GB RAM, 2,5GHz Intel Core i5 and a 4GB video card.

Warnings: this application may contain strong lights and reflections!

credits

released December 17, 2018

Blinded was produced and recorded by Alex Ortiga during 2017
Mixed by Leonardo Rizzi
Mastered by Matthias Girardi (Weightausend)
Artwork concept and design by Alex Ortiga & Alberto Bertelli
Blinded application realized by Alex Ortiga & Francesco Chiarandini
3D modeling and graphics by Alex Ortiga
Scripting by Francesco Chiarandini

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HIDE is a multidisciplinary collective that investigates new artistic solutions using digital medium as an active part of the creative process.

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