Hidden Treasures of Spotify Pt. 1 – Limpie Bisquit

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The globally acclaimed Dance/Electronic artist Limpie Bisquit has been making waves for some time now. Since the native Russian’s first breakout hit, “Modern V.I.P. Dominant”, off his 2014 debut album I Am The Little Duck, he has been on a roll, pumping out chart toppers like “Jugband Blues”, a moving, avant-garde dedication to Pink Floyd’s 1968 song of the same name, or “Pizza, Milk and Green Tea”, a haunting ballad that speaks of both the physical and intellectual famines that continue to grip the world, tighter and tighter each day.

His evasive nature has led to very few of his works being available on Spotify– presently only two complete albums can be found, the rest lie in fragments. We can infer from what we do have, however, that each album is centers on a single theme, albums commonly referred to as “concept albums.” To write the entirety of an album about a single subject is a feat in and of itself, but to churn out a full album each year, some albums in the same year, is unheard of; especially when they land as high on the charts as his do.

The first whole album, I Am The Little Duck, charted at #8,812 on the 2014 Christian Billboard Charts, a prestigious position that only a select few can achieve. The album centers around the modern struggle of self-identification, inner reflection, and further understanding of the self as an individual. It begins with “Book of Eternity”, a piece about how, even in recent years, one’s internal struggle was often unnoticed, and even shameful. Once, to dare see oneself as being something they do not appear to be was preposterous. Such a thing only became socially acceptable very recently, and, indeed, as it becomes more commonplace, many people feel comfortable to reveal something they may have felt the need to suppress just a few years before.

He continues, later on the album, with the song “Love and Freedom”; from the title alone, it is clearly a reflection on modernity and the aforementioned shift in self-identification, and other such personal orientations. Limpie praises the progress society has made in being more open to people or groups thereof that do not feel the need to align themselves with “traditional” societal constraints, though he criticizes specific institutions for their lack of acceptance, and speaks metaphorically of individual happenings that he personally concluded were unjust. For instance, he comments on the death of Michael Brown; an event that happened just two months prior, half the world away from his hometown Moscow, and he later mentions the United States v Windsor case, which was referred to as a “victory for American democracy,” by former president Barack Obama upon its conclusion in 2013.

Limpie concludes with “Born in Latex”, the only ballad on the album. Though it features no lyrics, it emphasizes the emotions of the Biryulyovo Riot, where a group of violent nationalists gathered and attacked the homes and properties of local migrants, who had been unconnected to the cause of the riot. The riot happened during the same month as the album release, and it is believed that Limpie included it as an addendum on the album; this is because it does not entirely fit with the previously established themes of the album, though it serves to further the more overlying idea of social justice (or lack thereof in his home country of Russia).

His other full album, The Best Greatest Hacker in the Universe focuses mostly on the accelerating reliance on technology, and the apparent inevitability of technological singularity as the aptitude of AGI, artificial general intelligence, continues to grow. The album tells the story of one of the last few fully biologically, not cybernetically enhanced (and subsequently brainwashed) humans. Each song is a piece of the wonderful puzzle, tacking on a bit more background, or including more events and happenings that affect the unnamed hero.

It loosely outlines the hero’s rise to infamy as a rogue who silently attempts to overthrow the AGI regime, though he is ultimately unsuccessful and he is assimilated into the intelligence hivemind, a single, immensely powerful processing unit behind the continued function of enhanced humans and artificially intelligent beings alike. “Pizza, Milk, and Green Tea” was the last song on the album, that appears seemingly out of place on the album, but what truly is happening is he likens the intellectual famine of today to its own sort of hivemind as in the rest of the album. However, the difference is that one is an enormous source of intelligence, and the other is the distinct lack of it.

Limpie plays on the idea that so many nations today are looking to their own, short-term interests as opposed to the global interests and issues whose affects may not be seen quickly, but will mount in the background until catastrophe strikes.

His music is a cornerstone of modern thinking; its ideas embody some of the most pronounced thinking of this era, and acts as a vehicle to carry progressive thoughts and ideas to the general public through a medium anyone can relate to. His contributions to society and modern thinking are immense. Truly, Limpie Bisquit is one of the foremost treasures of today.

This article, as with the rest of the “Hidden Treasures of Spotify” series, is a purely fictional, satirical one. None of the above information is known to be true, except song, album, and artist names. There is no intended malice in the article, it is written purely for humorous purposes.

Thanks for reading this article– I hope you enjoyed it.

Written by: Evan Dickerson

 

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