“The United States is a nation adrift as truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance.”

Aldous Huxley, 1954

I call this my very Trumpian episode. It  proposes that mainstream media distract us from the REALLY large and important issues by concentrating on process, idle speculation, and legal details. So pervasive is this fetishistic distraction, this babble, that it begins to mesmerize, metamorphosing into audio wallpaper – essentially Muzak.

DIG•SCAPE is an audio alternative-phenomenological-impressionistic, multicultural soundscape mashup of loud issues, intuition+research and multisampled insights investigating our current wackadoodle malaise from an askew, engaged and anomalous vantage point.

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PrimeTime • Jan Jelinek
Lost Stalker • Shinjù Gumi
Ghost [Ana Sokolovic] • Bozzini Quatuor
The Sea • Morcheeba
The Loves of My Entire Life • The Caretaker
Raga Bye Bass • Marc Sloan
Airline Muzak
Later Vexations • Black Dog
A Partly Satirical Broadcast • Stanley Unwin
Mall music Muzak mall of 1974
Uni Acronym • Alva Noto + Anne-James Chaton
Mall Music Muzak Mall
Xerrox Argo • Alva Noto
Up Up and Away • Easy Listening
Seismic Simmer • Nonplace Urban Field
Seba • Leafcutter John
All You Are Going to Want to do is Get Back There • The Caretaker
MAGICAL Mall Memories
We are all Prostitutes • Pop Group
Ein Feuer Aus Licht Und Liebe • Die Welttraumforscher vs Klangwart
News • Kraftwerk
Stupid • John Cleese
K-9 Was In Combat With The Alien Mind-Screens • William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin
Bu Bu Bu Ba • Mike And Rich
Danke Schön • Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra
Leaves Dreamscape • Vesky
Backward • Kode9 & The Spaceape


The Attention Economy How They Addict Us, More Sounds Of The Department Store, Nolan Higdon United States of Distraction, The 10 tactics of fascism Jason Stanley Big Think, Aldous Huxley on Technodictators, Aldous Huxley Slavery by consent Youre being made to enjoy your servitude,  Aldous Huxley in 1958 The Ruled Will Actually Love Their Slavery, Naomi Klein How to Jam the Trump Brand, Naomi Klein on our inner Trump, Zappa defines Fascist Theocracy, Donald Trump Touts Trump Brands From Steaks to Wine, TIKTOKS ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGY EXPLAINED IN UNDER 7 MINUTES BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, Can Gen Z break free from social media addiction BBC News, Neuroscientist What Overusing Social Media Does To Your Brain short, United States of Distraction Fighting the Fake News Invasion Trailer, Aldous Huxley and Brave New World The Dark Side of Pleasure

Jan Jelinek, Shinjù Gumi, Bozzini Quartet, Morcheeba, The Caretaker, Marc Sloan, Airline Muzak, Black Dog, Stanley Unwin, Mall music Muzak mall of 1974, Alva Noto, Mall Music Muzak Mall, Nonplace Urban Field, Leafcutter John, MAGICAL Mall Memories, Pop Group, Die Welttraumforscher, Klangwart, Kraftwerk, William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, Mike And Rich, Bert Kaempfert, Vesky, Kode9 & The Spaceape• The ambient corresponding broadcast is available here: Wreck Trump Elevator 1261

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