Irish Berlin-based experimentalist Swarm Intelligence recently released his fourth album 'Against The Dying Light' on Berlin label Voitax. For this occasion, The Brvtalist asked the producer to share a live recording taken from a Voitax label showcase and go deep onto the album topics and inspirations, fear and hope. Swarm Intelligence opted to choose the live performance recorded at Champ Libre at La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Paris, and delivered a deeply wide interview.
"I feel we are constantly being bombarded with fear – from the recklessness of world leaders, to terrorist attacks, to the growth of right-wing sentiment, to war, the list goes on. A lot of the tracks I wrote were directed by this feeling, both consciously and subconsciously. For example, "Against the Dying Light", the title track, was written on the day of the 2017 terrorist attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin. This event really stunned me, I felt not only for the victims and their families, but also I feared the knock-on effects – some of my good friends work closely with refugees and I heard such horror stories of the hatred directed towards these people who have already been through so much pain."
Discover the full interview and listen to the live performance below: