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Spiritual Machines

Spiritual Machines
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Description: While Spiritual Machines is not strictly a concept record, much of the CD's lyrics were inspired by the Ray Kurzweil's book The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. That explains the spoken-word bits--performed by Mr. Kurzweil himself--between some songs, as well as the general themes of spirituality, and technology versus humanity, that permeate the music and lyrics. "Are You Sad?" is soaring, layered, and almost churchlike, while "Middle of Yesterday" is a cool cut with dynamic, machinelike musicality matched with an acoustic warmth. "Life," with its nearly a cappel ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony
Release date: 13 March 2001
EAN: 0696998536821 UPC: 696998536821
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1,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (1937 music items)

"OLP'S EPONYMOUS FOURTH OUTING, STUDIO ALBUM IS MANY THINGS a concept piece for sure, but to what point the OLP boys were trying to get across I'm still not quite sure? Other than to perhaps contemplate man's own warped obsession toward driving home our own self-inflicted extinction. Spiritual Machines gave me an uncomfortable feeling after listening to it, and reading the album's covert transhumanist subtext. Which, coming from the same band who produced "Superman's Dead" that's giving them a lo"



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