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Unsolicited Record Review

Past is a Present for the Future
the Kingdom of Leisure, 2015

By Mike Coll

Reminiscent of early experimental noise bands (EBN, The Download) but often with less ear-chaffing beats and abstractions more like The Orb or Cloud Cult. PIAPFTF is a heavily layered production with a variety of mostly indecipherable samples serving as the only lyrics.

The feel is never-the-less unmistakably political and cultural at heart. The segments seem to shout back into the chasm of America’s political, commercial machine and show listeners the dissidence between our internal states and the mass of ideologies that we are constantly and unwillfully immersed in.

It offers an alternative form of immersion, one of dark, groovy sounds and dialog that doesn’t try to persuade us to buy into it because it is heard without context or even comprehension. It is the deep space remnants of sounds from earth, radio waves of conversation and recorded snippets as the planet passes through time.

Plugging into this album unplugs your brain from social media and popup ads, political anxiety and all that stuff that happened that you’re always thinking about. This world is meaningless and in that it is comforting, like a haze of Xanax and beer as you drift through a night you may not remember.

I recommend tuning your TV to some daytime talk show on mute (almost any channel will do) and blasting these tracks on a system with plenty of bass while eating french toast and syrup for breakfast. (Source: I tried it and it was great.)



PPF: Acknowledgements & Gratitude

Past is a Present for the Future
By the Kingdom of Leisure
Produced by ty hardaway* and Evan Enge
April 1, 2015
PPF Trailer

*founding members of the Kingdom of Leisure, 1996 

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Past is a Present for the Future (exposición individual)

Past is a Present for the Future

Past is a present for the future
Coming ‘round and going ‘round
Like a
déjà vu reincarnation carousel
with origins nearest intersection points

Past is a present for the future
Already forecast already spelled
Published in thousand-year-old volumes
Originalist interpretations of purist doctrine

Past is a present for the future
For a one-cycle one-turn one-lap
One and done opportunity at legend
History is the story I choose to tell

Past is a present for the future
Selflessly saving lives to selfishly preserve mine
Vampiric Hypnotizic Viralric Parasitic
Rules laws borders and orders are constructs

Past is a present for the future
A life painfully and meticulously curated
Celebrated but never mass communicated
Always starting all over again