SONG: Better angels.


“Better Angels” [Download]
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ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media,” The Guardian, 17 March 2011, as used in the post “Sock-puppet G-men keeping tabs on the Twitter.”

ABSTRACT: If I was a soldier and my assigned weapon was an online persona, I think the wounds I would suffer would be in my personality. Unreal bits working their way into the genuine flesh. Falling for the enemy like all the good double agents do – only this way, it happens again and again and again.

Of course, it’s kinda funny, too. Sock puppets always are.

So. This took longer than I thought to get together. And once everything was pulled together, my trusty Mackie didn’t want to send a clean signal to the laptop… so all the vocals (which I originally wanted to sort of layer and layer, half-whispered lo-fi shoegazer style) came through in a kind of Thermals-ish clippy overdrive.

And here I am at midnight, barely squeaking it in.