Thursday, 20 October 2016

Track Of The Day: Moby and The Void Pacific Choir - 'Are You Lost In The World Like Me'

Like most other people, I discovered Moby when he released his mega-selling 1999 album 'Play'. Those casual observers who haven't heard anything from him since are going to be in for a shock when they hear his furious new album 'These Systems Are Failing'. It is the first material from his new project The Void Pacific Choir. Rather than ambient atmospheres and samples from old blues tracks, the vegan techno legend has returned to the sound of his cult classic 'Animal Rights', the 1996 LP where he re-embraced his love for hardcore punk. 'These Systems Are Failing' rages against the many wrongs of this world, targeting politics, war, environmental destruction and the unsustainable sources of energy that mankind continues to depend on. The video to the striking 'Are You Lost In The World Like Me' paints a grim picture of 21st century life, where social interaction is increasingly eroded by dependence on social media and technology.

And like 'Animal Rights', 'These Systems Are Failing' failed to make much of a commercial impact, missing out on the UK album chart completely. Or in this case, the album chart has missed out on Moby. The album is available now on CD and digital, with a vinyl edition due out on November 18.

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