Pop. 1280 make it their business to trade in unease, disquiet and suspicion – shining a light into the darkest, deepest recesses of our collective behaviour and exposing the flaws and sub-truths we peddle to ourselves and each other – particularly where it relates to the might of the corporate and political machines.
Paradise, will be their third full-length album and it is an unforgiving look into the mirror peeling back the facade of the paradise we have created for ourselves. Concerned about the ills that technology has wrought in the modern world, it’s also a record fraught with existential ennui. A fear permeates the record that the world will never get any better; that we as humans have made our bed and now must lie in it. The combined weight of those external and internal forces lay the foundation for the album, and they give it its power.
On Paradise, synthesizers, mechanized drum machines, and samplers play a critical role on the record, just as important as the more familiar squall of buzzsaw guitars and sinister, brooding vocals.
Have a listen to Pyramids On Mars.