There was a decision made early on to explore longer compositions so this album is four tracks that span about 45 minutes.
The sound design on this album used a wide variety of sources. The sine wave generators and other dusty old lab gear are represented along with the growing modular system, processed field recordings, and even a few iPad apps.
Yesterday's world of tomorrow is the theme of this collection. In the middle of the last century, where did we think we would be in 2013? I dreamed of cities of chrome and glass, flying cars, and vacations on the Moon. The title track is an imaginary trip to that world of tomorrow. Track #2, We Sleep On Magnets, is a journey to the inner mind. Track #3, Killing The World Of Tomorrow, looks at the JFK assassination and When Robots Started Dreaming looks at the place where technology and imagination come together. My desire is to capture the spirit of another time and channel it in to a better world of tomorrow.
I have long been a student of the assassination and it's aftermath and I have my own understanding of what happened that day. On September 11, 2001 I sat down with our kids and we talked about what had happened on that dark day. I told them, "Now you know what it felt like the day President Kennedy was murdered." I think it was the first time they ever understood why I was never able to forget about that day and how it changed the world.