“Aural manifestations of metaphysical struggles and a warped sense of reality. These are sounds and patterns created as an effort to maintain relationships with nature, truth, and organicism – while skeptically accepting technological modernity and the digital world.”
Lucas Brode’s ’Sick Sad World’ is a recorded collection of organized improvisations and slight compositions, inspired by the show within a show of the same name from the animated series Daria. Brode’s style of guitar playing has grown increasingly more inspired by animation over the years in several ways: texturally, rhythmically, structurally, et cetera. This project is an examination of how pop culture of the past can influence an artist’s present and future creative output, as well how they experience the world. The concept is simultaneously dark & serious and ludicrous & playful, a dichotomy echoed in the music itself.