Viktor Benev - motions in circuits (2019) - digital

In this work the main subject is human’s identity. In today’s world of social media, internet and digital productions people tend to forget reality and lose their personalities. Sucked in the massive flow of information we forget who we are and what we like. Having so many possibilities is great, but making choices becomes extremely difficult. As media is actively playing a role to pointing us what we should think, we often neglect our own reflections and conclusions. The lyrics and the titles in the album are there to question the problems in today’s society - ecology, virtual world vs. real world, the unwillingness to take the hard path and face the difficulties in order to make your ideas real. The role of the electric currents that compose this album is to create motions in your usual circuits, to force your will to see the world differently and hopefully make you change.

In the music composition process circuit is taken as a metaphor for the confined space and time in which a musical composition is played by electricity. The specific length, the dynamic variations provoked by voltage, the modulation and filtering of frequencies become the most important compositional elements.

The combination of the composer's imagination and all the contemporary technical possibilities create precisely synchronized rhythmic motions in circuits. Human and computer interact in an acoustic and electronic, sound and noise dialogue.








Through the lens of your soul lyrics

Verse I
My identity is unknown.
I'm a roaming electron.
My charge is negative.
It makes my narrative,
derogatively relative.
I'm a John Doe
and I'm trapped
in my own mind.
Everything is linear.
Everything is square.
I can't see the curves.
It's a damn curse.
I dream of resolution,
of a single solution.
I dreamed of you
and your love.
I have to find a way
to see inside of you,
cause you're my salvation.
You can wake me up
and make me see,
but now listen.

Chorus
I'm a desperate man,
with no emotions and no senses.
I need to touch,
I need to feel,
to know I'm perfectly real.
I need you
to make me feel alive.
I have to know,
what it is you see,
through the lens of your soul,
through the lens of your soul.

Verse II
All the colors gone,
I can see in black and white,
I can't feel the joy,
I can't feel the pain,
I can only wonder what it is to walk in rain.
All the city noises,
they were music to me,
but now they're gone,
I feel alone,
I feel alone.

Chorus
I'm a desperate man,
with no emotions and no senses.
I need to touch,
I need to feel,
to know I'm perfectly real.
I need you
to make me feel alive.
I have to know,
what it is you see,
through the lens of your soul,
through the lens of your soul.