The last track of the last Supercos album for the last chapter of Designations. How poignant is that? This is the longest and most experimental of the Supercos tracks; think of it as a love letter to human brinksmanship.
SEA OF DIRAC // This song is about a doomed relationship, and what happens when matter and antimatter collide. The Dirac equation (i.e. the Dirac Sea) expands upon the Shrodinger equation. It also relates quite nicely to when someone who is impossible to love and someone who is impossible to hate try to make something work, and instead end up just ruining everything.
For those of you playing at home, in an alternate universe, this is a “cover” of the song made famous by a band that doesn’t exist. In reality, CWR wrote the lyrics, I wrote the music (and a couple of phrases), and we had a grand time collaborating on this.
(art is by narcomanic, and I hope it’s okay that I’m using this! I didn’t ask, but I’m too obsessed with it to let it be. SO BEAUTIFUL, RIGHT?)
last night I got a tattoo with a line from a song by a band inspired by a story in which a large amount of the internal character conflict derives from ill-considered tattoo choices.
In all seriousness, I have loved this quote since the first time I heard it, and since I’m going to spend the rest of my life repeatedly testing things, it seemed appropriate, and more eloquent than “the scientific method rocks.” My shoulderblade is a little itchy today, but it barely hurt while it was happening, and I really love the way it turned out!!
allyspock my “sad friend??????!!!!!” radar was going off so I decided my course of action would either be this drawing or a terrible rendition of this. I figured it would be hard to make your name fit so here we go
HELIOLATRY // This song is about navigating the peaks and valleys of your own mental landscape, and maybe getting a bit lost in the extremes. Music by me, lyrics by cleanwhiteroom, cello and banjo by Friend King, and mastered by the master herself, elementals. Cover art by narcomanic. Available to download from cleanwhiteroom.com.
To be perfectly honest, this song was the most difficult song I’ve ever done. While a part of me wants to feel a little bit guilty for all the torment CWR, elementals and I slogged through to get this beast finished, I feel like it’s worth it. So yeah. Heliolatry: more painful than flying headfirst into the sun, but totally worth it. Nice work, team!
Sea of Dirac - The Superconducting Supercolliders (cover by Meeni Levi)
“This song is about a doomed relationship, and what happens when matter and antimatter collide. The Dirac equation (i.e. the Dirac Sea) expands upon the Shrodinger equation. It also relates quite nicely to when someone who is impossible to love and someone who is impossible to hate try to make something work, and instead end up just ruining everything.”
The new song is here and this is it! You all were very good so, as promised, I asked allyspock to give my hand and she kindly provided some excellent backing vocals. I was very picky and probably a little annoying about the whole thing so she deserves an extra thanks. The lyrics were written by the inimitable cleanwhiteroom. Where are you going to get lyrics like this? The lyric store? Even the title- Ontology Rejects Reductionism?! I mean, seriously…
Song written and performed by me with additional vocals by allyspock. Please download the song if you would like at the cleanwhiteroom website or my Bandcamp page. Coverart by littletinheart.
As promised, I’ve been working on a new song. Buuuuuut……..this isn’t it. There have been a few delays so in the meantime I’m posting a completely ridiculous and irreverent cover of allySpock’s very lovely song Sea of Dirac. SuperCos cover songs have been unplugged up until now, but I decided to go “plugged” seeing as the original is already unplugged and simply cannot be improved upon.
The song opens with a quote about Dirac by the famous Wolfgang Pauli of Pauli Exclusion Principle fame (remember your high school chemistry boys and girls?).
Finally, I had permission from allySpock to record this ridiculocrity.
This song was written by allySpock then arranged and performed by me. Lyrics, as always, by cleanwhiteroom. This can be downloaded (soon not yet) on the cleanwhiteroom website and my Bandcamp page. Cover art is a “Stadium” of iron atoms adsorbed onto nickel with the resulting electron waves imaged by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. The closest we will ever come to visualizing a real Sea of Dirac. Boom! ::mic drop::
so the supercos are basically my favorite band ever?? and i love the attitude of this one. so i covered it. sorry if it’s, like, quiet or whatever, it’s kind of the middle of the night and i’d like our neighbors to hate us as little as possible.
I am home and here is a photoset of my glitch-in-the-matrix cats!! 4/5 of these are of Pingu– Smudge is the one chillin on the armchair. Not pictured: allyspock’s Zeppo, who could potentially be the same cat