World Order 1: Flossing and Nukes
|NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Actor James Franco and artist Kalup Linzy attend the Rob Pruitt's 2010 Art Awards at Webster Hall on December 8, 2010 in New York City. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
A few years ago I released an experimental electronica album title Origins, cinematic soundscapes, pulsating rhythms, and enigmatic vocals envelop the listener in entangling science fiction textures and robotic mayhem. World Order #1 was originally composed as part of a filmscore for Kalup Linzy's 2004 Conversations Wit De Churen.
While the rest of the score was used for the movie, which premiered at the New York Independent Film Festival, World Order #1 was not used. The Dance Remix version was used for the film with Linzy's voice dubbed over the original track.
The New York Times' Holland Cotter writes, "...If most of the characters, including Nucuazia's sharp-tongued mother, soft-touch grandmother, wastrel brother and brusque corporate executive sister, share an uncanny family resemblance, it is because Mr. Linzy plays them all, brilliantly."
World Order #1 and the Dance Remix has been played at dance clubs, festivals, and internet radio stations throughout the globe.
The text is as follows:
It may save the world some day
Those countries that do have dental floss
They won't share
They never do
And now, they have barely any teeth at all
They are too busy bombing each other
and witholding dental floss from the world