We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.
- Anonymous Whitehouse Aide, 2002
Work began on this concept album on the weekend of September 9th 2001, and as such the was created under the brooding stormclouds of post-millennial tension. It was as if the looping images of the collapsing towers had been broadcast through some crack in reality. Everything we knew about the world had be be dismantled and reassembled, montage-like into an orwellian paradigm of endless war and mass surveillance. The result was this apocalyptic electronica with an edge of cold war paranoia.
D.Jamie Stanton, Mark Richardson, Aynsley Watson