In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, where the boundaries between man and machine blur, ReFractor (Luan Boes), hailing from South Africa, embarked on a sonic odyssey at the Phonix Labs.
The pressing question on his mind—Is artificial intelligence a malevolent force, or is it a newfound ally propelling us to greater heights? After extensive experimentation, analysis, and deep wave research, ReFractor found his answer and encapsulated it in his latest EP, “We Are The Same,” proudly presented by Phonix Records.
The title track of the EP, “We Are The Same,” is a testament to the positive and groovy essence that defines this musical journey. Crafted as a sonic beast, it beckons listeners to lose themselves on the dancefloor, emphasizing the unity in our shared experience—there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ only the shared rhythm that unites us all.
Following this energetic groove is the introspective exploration found in “Take the Wheel.” In this track, reality distorts, and digital signals degrade, yet the energy level remains unwavering. It delves deep into the mystical bond between man and machine, providing a sonic landscape for contemplation and introspection.
The EP takes a turn towards the conceptual with “Holographic Universe,” offering a glimpse into the ideal vision of the future where humans and A.I. coexist harmoniously. A slow-burning narrative unfolds on the dancefloor, propelled by heavy basslines and acid leads, anchoring listeners in a captivating sonic journey.
Closing the chapter of this musical odyssey is a remix of “Simply Complicated” by Israeli maestros Shameless (Shay Menachem) and Earworm (Max Meshiv), accompanied by the creative prowess of Loophole (Benjamin Loggenberg/South Africa). This remix serves as an epic conclusion to the release, combining power, haunting melodies, and an unrelenting energy that refuses to relent.
As the EP takes its place in the auditory realm, Phonix Records and ReFractor invite listeners to embark on an exploration of the shared experience encapsulated in “We Are The Same.” So, let the speakers become the portal, and together, let’s unravel the sonic mysteries that reaffirm our interconnectedness in the vast expanse of sound.