The gradual integration of technology into our daily lives marches on glacially, almost imperceptibly.
It would seem inevitable to some that eventually new technology would arise that not only becomes integrated with our social lives but our physical biology as well. As humans become more and more dependent on technology, it seems that its control over them also increases.
“There is no ghost in this machine, there is only death by degrees.”
Indeed we ARE living in a brave new world and that prescient line from the CD’s title track, "Anthem for Future History," shows that the band considers this at best, a mixed blessing. Recorded at Mike Mogis’ ARC studios, the debut release from Omaha, Nebraska’s Techlepathy looks towards this future with equal parts expectation and trepidation.
Musically, Techlepathy delivers the goods in a rapid, blazing style. Driving everything forward is the nimble rhythm section of bassist John Kestner and drummer Eric Ernst (both formerly of the bands The Sound of Rails and Fullblown) counter punched by pummeling slabs of distorted guitar courtesy of guitarist/vocalist Lincoln Dickison (formerly of Putrescine and The Monroes). Their attack is constantly ferocious, but just when you think you’ve guessed their next move in advance, Techlepathy can surprise with a melodic hook or a sassy vocal line in the midst of all the sacking and pillaging. This is not just another heavy rock outfit riffing out ad naseum: the band is constantly aware of dynamics- the light AND the dark ends of the spectrum.