A Beautiful Piece of Winter Plays on the Dash

“We are choked with news and starved of history,” said Will Durant.

I remember driving down Interstate 75 just before dawn with the Detroit skyline on my left while a muddy cassette filled the car with reverberated drums. I remember believing the world would make sense when I grew older. Twenty years later, Basic Channel’s Inversion remains the most melancholy machine music I’ve ever heard. This is the sound of industrial decay twinned with a very human longing for faith. These are eighteen minutes of the most nostalgic head-rush music that I’ve ever heard.

Basic Channel - Inversion

Inversion/Presence, 1994 | Spotify | More information

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