It’s a question of the ages, though perhaps today’s technology far exceeds the imagination of individuals from past centuries. But here we go: Is humankind a slave to its technological devices? Many would argue yes – especially seeing people constantly on their iPhones, whether walking, driving or…at any social function – but this leads to another observation. How, in this crazed current state of accelerated information and instant gratification, are humans able to connect with one another on a more personal, emotional level?
Curse Mackey (Evil Mothers, Pigface, Grim Faeries) does some deep searching on this subject with his latest solo LP, the pulsating darkwave industrial/electronic Instant Exocism, an exploration of connection in a primarily disconnected existence.
Extra cool news: Mackey is supporting My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult on their Strange Affairs tour. Both Mackey and dark rock/electronic outfit SINE, riding high on their recent darkly-melodic and mesmerizing full-length debut INSOMNIÆ, will open for Thrill Kill Kult tonight at Elysium, 705 Red River. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Welcome the night. So recommended.
-Photo of Curse Mackey courtesy of the artist.