The Legendary Pink Dots are back with a new great concept album. This is the first volume of a complex story about conspiracy, magic, and spirituality. Minimal synths, guitars, syncopated rhythms that are making weird, psychedelic and transcendental noises, accompanied of course by the distinctive voice of Edward Ka-Spel. 10 to the Power of 9 is a dark and exceptional trip into the Dots’ warped and bizarre musical psyche.
Says Edward, There are ten men who run the world, and the world’s presidents, magnates and high priests all do their bidding. The ten live in villas in the remotest part of the Himalayas – a place that absolutely NO – ONE would ever stumble upon. Although the 10 live in such close proximity to each other, they choose to have meetings in the back room of a small office in London. That’s where the decisions are made. That’s where the wars begin, that’s where the dice are tossed across the table to establish who wins, who loses, who lives, who dies. The classic conspiracy theory to end them all, and I listened, open-mouthed, hair falling into my eyes. It was maybe 1976 when I heard this first. You are right to snigger at my naiveté. I listened and twisted this story around inside my head, and it did indeed seem completely unbelievable. Now of course it’s 2014, and I’m older and wiser and I have to laugh at myself too. Now I know wasn’t a theory; now I know it’s true .
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