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Today we kickoff our 12-episode season analyzing the music, lyrics, and meaning of Tyler The Creator’s 2019 genre-bending album, IGOR.
Introducing LAST SONG STANDING, a new show in which Cole Cuchna (Dissect) and Charles Holmes (The Ringer) attempt the impossible: crowning the single best Kendrick Lamar song of all time.
To do this, Cole and Charles will debate their way through Kendrick’s entire catalog over 7 episodes. First up? good kid, m.A.A.d. city.
Listen to LAST SONG STANDING now on the Dissect feed.
Season 9 is dedicated to Mac Miller’s Swimming In Circles. Over 14 episodes, we dissect the music, lyrics, and meaning of Mac’s beautifully honest efforts to swim amidst the often tumultuous currents of the human experience.
While God may have made the world, man made the internet, a digital world, in line with Glover’s comparison of the invention of the internet being a new Big Bang. In this digital world, “you don’t need a name,” which demonstrates the impact the internet has had on the expression of traditional identity.Continue reading “Ep. 13 – Life: The Biggest Troll”
In script, The Boy drives down the I-10 highway listening to the song “Danny Glover” by Young Thug (above). He is going to his mansion to oversee a drug dealer about to go very wrong.
The title “Danny Glover” indicates why Glover may have chosen to include it in the script. For nearly his entire career, people have confused Donald Glover as either Danny Glover’s son or as the elder Glover himself, even though they have no relation, which he discusses with Access Hollywood (left) and is the subject matter in a scene from Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl.
Glover also promoted Thug’s track a bit during his performance art press run, and when asked to play a song he liked for a radio show, chose Danny Glover and talked about the connection to himself and even how funny it might be to make a remix with his own name.Continue reading “Ep. 12 – II. Earth: The Oldest Computer [The Last Night]”
Urn, produced by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Göransson, was featured in the above YouTube video, preceding BTI‘s release 12.10.13 release.Continue reading “Ep. 11 – III. Urn / I. Pink Toes”
Zealots of Stockholm begins and ends with a cold, somber sonic environment, fitting The Boy’s emotional state after the loss of his father, and reflective of his new environment in Stockholm, a notoriously cold city where it’s dark most of the day in the winter.Continue reading “Ep. 10 – Zealots of Stockholm [Free Information]”
An abstract graphic animation that envisions The Boy’s surreal experience of a world somewhere in between life and death, this video follows the abrupt ending of No Exit. This animation is scored by BTI’s next track (audible in the video), the beginning of Act 4, “Death by Numbers.”
Death by Numb(ers)
The title holds a duality: organic and geometric, natural and digital: death and life being natural states, and numbers representing the digital through lines of code and technology. The title represents the coexistence of the two, their interwoven nature and the heightened tension between them.Continue reading “Ep. 9 – Death by Numbers / Flight of the Navigator”