There is something scary about the Rapture EP, because it developed its nature on its own terms and conditions. I don’t even think I was there, when this monster grew and gained so much power (though there was always a self-destruct button that grew with it). I heard about the rapture about one year ago, when I was heavily into Gregg Araki and this biblical phenomenon was used as a satirically Leitmotiv in Nowhere.
It was Easter, church, the idea of making an album called The Rapture was forming in my mind. I almost heard the synthesizer stabs echoing from the great walls (I love reverbs), the choruses sung by a male choir…soulful and magnificent. I created a folder on my laptop with the album title and I waited because it was the wrong time (in terms of my psychological state) to do the rapture.
Spirits Having Blown came very easily to me, it was all about vomiting my creativity out and it was fun. There were no lyrics, so I could really focus on doing the l’art pour l’art thing. I finished SHB and the great collapse came, as it always does. I had to fill the sudden void, the constant solitude around me, it took me to a perfect place , a place where I could work on every single second of my new songs. I uploaded Summer Tear and Fly Away, though I knew these tracks were not entirely finished (and they probably never will). Time passed, I prepared everything to move to Berlin, and somehow Hold Me emerged, the last song. This track is way beyond me, beyond time and reason. I can’t see the bigger picture.
If someone asked me: describe your music Mike. I would say: Blue. Sometimes I see music in colours and my music is definitely blue. The rapture is even more blue, cobalt cerulean blue. Or I could say it sounds like a broken glass, you just hear the fragments but you will never experience the whole thing. The rapture has really a lot of micro-pieces, painful. I could not possibly recommend this EP to anyone. You could get hurt.
I hate money, hence download it for free (63MB, 320kbps):
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