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Sophia Guide Us Home (A Tribute to Philip K Dick)

Sophia Guide Us Home (A Tribute to Philip K Dick)

This new track has been created in tribute to Philip K Dick to commemorate the month of his passing on the 2 March 1982.  I have spoken at length on this blog over the years about the influence that PKD’s writings have had on my work.  There isn’t more to be added here, other than to highlight once again that – although flawed in many ways (aren’t we all) – his writings are a true example of the prophetic voice working through the life of an often overlooked science fiction author.

He continues all these years later to be one of the most insightful voices into the human condition and our relationship with reality, power and technology that modern literature has seen.

Whatever reality you find yourself in PKD, may Sophia guide you home…

Samples taken from a 1979 interview, the full version of which you can listen to here.

This track was inspired by the memorial vigil conducted by those behind the film Radio Free Albemuth (which I continue to believe is ‘one of the most truthful and genuine on-screen depictions of the mind of Philip K Dick that has ever been, and, quite likely, ever will be produced’ – read my review from its release and then make sure to catch it on Netflix):

PKD Memorial

Geometry (When Winter Calls ONS – Track IV)

Today brings the release of another track from the Original Novel Soundtrack project that I embarked on a few months ago for When Winter Calls. This fourth instalment is a more up-beat trance track covering the turning point of the book, where it becomes clear that something is simmering beneath the surface life of the worker-residents of Caldera.Continue Reading

Relay Station (When Winter Calls ONS – Track III)

This track – Relay Station – is a slowly building, pulsating track that combines a sense of utopian euphoria with the growing tension of Caldera as the situation there begins to unfold.Continue Reading

Welcome to Caldera (When Winter Calls ONS – Track II)

Entitled ‘Welcome to Caldera’ this track explores the uplifting arrival at the corporate utopia, with a rolling soundscape that brings the listener into contact with some of the awe that an ocean citycorp like Caldera would inspire in its residents. Yet the enveloping melody also brings with it some undertones of the darker reality that is to come…Continue Reading

[Sneak Peak] When Winter Calls – Original Novel Soundtrack

With the new year sale now behind us (and When Winter Calls peaking at #14 on the US cyberpunk charts – thanks to you!) I’m looking towards a much more dedicated schedule of updates that helps Future Conscience reach new heights.  Make sure you’re following on Twitter to receive new updates and posts as theyContinue Reading

Tickets Now Available for Philip K Dick Film Festival + Paperback of When Winter Calls!

Very pleased to announce for those of you close to New York that tickets for the Philip K Dick Film Festival are now available!  The festival will be held between the 14th – 17th January 2016 and will be taking place at the Village East Cinema with 80 films from over 20 different countries. ReturningContinue Reading