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Prologue

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In the prologue, I try to explain what the point of Inspiracy Theory is. Why I am going to the trouble of adding a book to the album, and the overall concept for the project.

 

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Leadership

Winston Churchill

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In this chapter we skip lightly over the war between fascism and the free world, and then dig into the main topic, the war between synths and samplers. We discuss my 20 year love affair with snare drum sounds.

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The Chairman

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In this chapter we discuss mental illness, and its links with creativity, success and power. We consider self delusion and how it can be immensely useful. We discuss some New Age nonsense, how I fell for it, its potential harmfulness, but also why it contributed to the happiest time of my life.

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Politics

It’s a Win for the Stupid

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This chapter is all about Brexit and Trump, but luckily those actual things are rarely mentioned because we’re totally bored of them and they are more or less over now. Or are they? Yes they are. No, what we get down to is the root of the problem.

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Politics

Stand Up for Science

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A song written for March For Science Berlin in April 2017. In this piece we look at some misguided criticisms of science and scientific progress. We ask if the three worlds of science, art and spirituality can be reconciled (spoiler alert: they can).

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Environment

Cunts in their Cars

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My self righteous road rage, somehow metamorphosed into a chilled loungey crooner track. In this chapter I detail how I wrote the song on my bike, and how that chord change works.

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Environment

Clean Energy

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From transport to energy. In particular the clean kind. A hopeful song. I’d like to say it’s a hopeful chapter but it was a struggle.

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Environment

Atom Smashers

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Atoms. Where would we be without them? In this chapter we look at the beauty of atomic power, the atomic power of dance music, we try to remember what really was amazing about a great club night.