“You canʼt download the sun” sings Asian Dub Foundation in the title track of their new album. They might be back to represent Zeitgeist: media chaos and violence, rock, electro and world music 2.0.
In a world which seems to change beyond recognition in the space of a heartbeat, Asian Dub Foundation meet the challenge with an new album. “A History of Now” is ADF in widescreen with a vast array of sonic weapons at their disposal, from the strings of CHI2 to the radical melodies of Nathan “Flutebox” Lee. We think: ADF is back. After some average albums they might be back to represent Zeitgeist: media chaos and violence, rock, electro and world music 2.0.
This is what they write in their press release: The lead track “A History of Now” sets the lyrical tone for the album – “Too many ideas running round inside my brain…canʼt tell the difference between my TV, internet or me” and reminds us “You canʼt download the sun”.
Fundamentally “A History of Now” is a powered-up meditation on the modern world, asking what kind of people we are becoming (“Urgency / Frequency “ ) and warning us about the dangers of becoming slaves to ever mutating new technology (“Futureproof”).