CONTINENTAL DRIFT (OST)
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Continental Drift (OST)
1. Overseas 0:00
2. Austerity 5:47
3. Ambienz 10:20
4. Moiré 12:51
5. Ices 15:38
6. Off Grid 18:52
7. Eastbound 23:58
8. Zhuang 27:20
9. Descent 30:25
Continental Drift (OST) is the original soundtrack for a simulated transatlantic flight from New York to London. Bringing together dislocated pop, arpeggiated guitars, and ambient material recorded in many different locations over the past five years, the album continues Lek's explorations into the meditative experience of movement.
The full album is presented as a single-shot music video, with kaleidoscopic visuals seen from the window seat of a Boeing 777. It is his first LP since 2011's Screengazers, and is the first sound-based work in Lek's Bonus Levels project.
05.12.14 - 19.12.14
The album will stream in its entirety from 2pm on Friday 5th December on Channel Normal, an online exhibition space that focuses on time-based work.
Bonus Levels is a utopian world-in-progress that unfolds as an ongoing series of software, videos, performances, and installations.
Conceived as a virtual novel, each chapter uses simulation as a medium to assemble site-specific collages of objects and places drawn from reality.
These critical fictions draw from the language of architecture and cinema to explore altered states of presence and memory that exist in digital space.
Each level is rendered visible to the observer through a first-person perspective, a flaneur's point of view where the desire to explore and the need for individual agency both exist.
Lawrence Lek (b. 1982, Frankfurt) explores the physical experience of simulated presence through software, hardware, installations and performance.