New Podcast Theme Song: Stranger
Those who listened to our Doctor Who podcast series will have noticed that I had new theme music this year. Some also noticed that I never actually said what it was. My stock answer was that it was a secret transmission from the future.
The future is here.
Seeming’s new album, Sol, is out on August 4th. You can pre-order it here. It’s absolutely incredible, and like nothing else you’ve ever heard. I’ll be talking more about it and how it’s the secret soundtrack to Neoreaction a Basilisk closer to when it’s out, but for now let’s all just enthusiastically watch that video again and again.
(Oh, and if you don’t know Sammus, the guest vocalist on “Stranger,” she’s absolutely phenomenal as well and you should check her music out. Her new one, Pieces in Space, is brilliant, but her older more nerdcore stuff is solid as well.)
July 17, 2017 @ 2:07 pm
So great to finally listen to the whole song, because the chorus was absolutely mind-blowing from the first time I heard it.
Watching the video, my thoughts went approximately like this:
– I have to check when they made this video and whether the look of the bandaged Cybermen in World Enough and Time was an inspiration.
– Nah; it was probably David Bowie in the video for Lazarus.
– Wait… did Bowie in Lazarus serve as an inspiration for Moffat to create the bandaged Cybermen???
July 17, 2017 @ 2:55 pm
Somehow, the first few times I heard the excerpt on the podcasts, I heard it as “keep hitting strangers”. Which may or may not be psychologically revealing, in a Rorschach Testish kind of a way (hey, there’s a niche topic for some psychological research – the diagnostic implications of mishearings of song lyrics). I mean, apparently there was a time when I used to do that, but it was decades ago, and I was only a toddler.
I’m oddly captivated by YouTube’s choice of follow-on recommendations, especially the inclusion of Christopher Hitchens. But then I suppose there was something kind of qlippothic about Hitchens, so maybe that’s apt.
July 17, 2017 @ 3:38 pm
Given the projector, I’m kind of surprised Articles of Secession isn’t included in SOL. Then again, there’s always Hidden Tracks…
July 17, 2017 @ 5:41 pm
The album was deep into mixing when Articles was recorded, and it doesn’t really fit with the album musically.
When last I heard it’ll be on the bonus EP attached to the CD version.