The synths in question are premium synthetic humans manufactured for leisure and business markets in a series exploring the effects of artificial intelligence and robotics in a future dystopian society.
Now if the ‘synths’ were to produce a cast recording, it might sound like ‘Synthetic’, the most recent offering from London based electronic combo DICEPEOPLE.
A slice of accessible robopop helmed by founder member Matt Brock, ‘Synthetic’ comes with a suitably detached vocal from Atashi Tada, who also directs the accompanying visuals…
The Sci-Fi styled video could well be a commentary on society’s over-reliance on technology and the song a metaphor for how social media has become too powerful. Indeed, when youngsters get depression over the lack of likes on a status update and grown adults favour Facebook friends they have never met over those who have been loyal flesh and blood pals for many years, it is a sad state of affairs.
With three albums already behind them, DICEPEOPLE are promising more “dark electro for the body and mind”.
‘Synthetic’ is released by Sonic Serendipity and available as a download bundle or CD EP with three remixes from https://dicepeople.bandcamp.com/album/synthetic
DICEPEOPLE play London Electrowerkz on Saturday 22nd April 2017 with DAS FLUFF
Text by Chi Ming Lai
19th March 2017