the 3rd album from TESTUBE is finally in! this is a new chapter in the
TESTUBE story, with a revamped sound and a very cool mix of styles and
a very strong concept that most of us can relate to, the evils and
cliches we are all faced by living in corporate America.
73 minutes of new TESTUBE here, and one remix by IN VIRUS TANDEM...
thought provoking music, lyrics, and a most intriguing mix of
elektro-industrial, instrumental glitch, non typical sounds, and samples.
this is a perfect mix of IDM and elektro for fans of intresting music!
TESTUBE press release....9/6/03
Like so many others before me, I have ventured into the hazardous world of corporate employment in the last few years. Many of the people that I work with are ready for retirement, or at least they were before their 401K disappeared. I see the defeat in their eyes, and even the spark of rebellion that would have crept to the surface had they been 25 years younger. Most of them have kids my age, and they would like to retire to spend time with their grandchildren, relaxing and traveling in their new Buicks. Unfortunately, they can't do any of that at this time. Instead, they get to keep working for the same corporation, trying to get ahead of the game that has changed their position to that of the regretful benchwarmer.
They were promised so much more. I don't want this future.
I'd like to think that I'm sounding very deep and insightful when I tell my friends that I have "woken up" from the American dream. And yet most people respond that they feel the same way. The life, liberty and pursuit of more things just doesn't appeal to me anymore. The idea of working for 35+ years for an insufficient retirement fund sounds like a scam to me. After all, why should I waste my youth in a quest for wealth, only to then spend that same wealth trying to get my youth back? Don't get me wrong - I'm not lazy and I'm not advocating a society where nobody works for a living. I don't mind working, when I feel rewarded for my work. In the distant past, you were immediately rewarded for your labor. Hard work in the field meant food for dinner.
Nowadays, working my ass off gets me an inkpen with the company logo.
There has to be more to life. Is it just a matter of finding a way to make money doing something rewarding? Or minimizing material things so that we don't need as much money to survive and therefore, can afford to work less? Regardless of what the answer is (both perhaps?), I am finding it relieving that there are many others who echo this same sentiment.
It is unfortunate that so many of us have to endure years of unrewarding corporate employment, unfeeling suburban living, and endless targeted marketing campaigns to realize that the "American Dream" is more like a controlled nightmare.
-Jeff Danos, 2003