‘Humanity: Anthology’ – a soundscape inspired by the sounds of the NASA Voyager program.
Like all of Mihail Doman’s releases, ‘Humanity‘ was supposed to also feature electronic elements. But as the development of the album moved on, it became more and more apparent that the opus was to be fully orchestral. So, any synthesizer or artificial sounds were removed, leaving only the glorious orchestra to be heard.
But some of those ideas were worth keeping, and they were used for this release – the companion piece to ‘Humanity’, called simply ‘Humanity: Anthology’. The seven minute long single explores the sounds of the NASA Voyager program recorded on the famous Golden Record.
The phonograph record – made in two copies – was included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. It contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and is intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form who may find it. The sounds were curated by a committee chaired by the late Carl Sagan.
‘Anthology’ is a soundscape made up of the samples from the aforementioned record – heavily modified and treated with distortion, delay and reverb effects. Some of the sounds used are the sounds of the Earth (field recordings of every day life), the spoken greetings from around the world (in 55 languages), and the original ‘per aspera ad astra’ Morse code. The sonic field also features some other mysterious Morse code sounds, the meaning of which shall remain a secret.
With this release, Mihail Doman also raises the alarm about the erosion of democracy and freedom in the West – all part of what is known as The Great Reset. This attempt at a technocratic dystopia is the brainchild of an elite group of businessmen, politicians, and their intellectual entourage that meet in Davos every year, called The World Economic Forum.
In The Great Reset (also known as The Fourth Industrial Revolution) one’s identity is reduced to an app or a chip that registers almost every personal activity. In order to gain any individual rights, a person must balance such apparent privileges with their submission to a web of regulations that define in detail what is “good behavior”. Or, in the words of Klaus Schwab – the founder and chairman of WEF – “at the end what the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to is a fusion of our physical, our digital and our biological identities”.
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“Humanity is at a crossroads.
Democracy is being hijacked by the Davos Group
And their sinister Great Reset.
Freedom is being sacrificed
On the altar of COVID
By the apostles of the new normal.
But during this end times madness,
What i want to know
Is what comes after
The end of the world.”