Head like a hole, black as your soul, I'd rather die than give you control.NIИ
Like with pretty much everything else in the world, it was just a matter of getting used to things.
The first cases were reported mid-2014 but it was in 2015 that the issue managed to get the attention of the media, TV, news reporters and such: nonetheless, it was a hard task for them to explain to the public what really was happening. You actually need to have some really strong paraphrasing skills and tools to give a decent enough spin to something
which basically sounded like
«people all around the world are randomly turning into robot-shaped metal statues»
Because that was it. Medical researchers called it 'The Black Soul Syndrome', and after a couple of months it was another apocalyptic sensation like SARS or the Mad Cow Syndrome
some years before.
Medical and scientifical misinformation started -as they always do- to fill every social network profile: a «this happens to people listening to repetitive, electronic techno music» rumor started. Cue popular uprisings against main electronic band and acts – hundreds of tours were canceled; some of them had to hide in tropical islands, changing their names in order to be unharmed.
It was a dark age for our planet, it was a dark age for our music.
But history never lacked humour.
A Barcelona-based robot called V.I.C.T.O.R. haphazardly found the cure for the Black Soul Syndrome.
Black Soul is the first EP taken from Golden Bug's long-awaited 2nd Album V.I.C.T.O.R.
The title-track is a charm, a slow-mo techno cavalcade towards an unempathetic ocean of vibes.
The second track, Arcus Pluvius, puts you in the backseat of a claustrophobic roadtrip thru Technoville
in a warm grey Chevrolet Impala.