Inspired by the story of Chris McCandless, who walked alone into the Alaskan wilderness and perished, this album leaves me trembling inside every time I come back to it.
It expects you to slow down to explore its inner landscapes, to experience it with every cell. Its repetitiveness makes you fall into a trance until the very end, when something very primal awakes inside. Maybe it’s freedom, a feeling of being part of something bigger than society. Maybe it’s fear, of the unknown and the unpredictable.
Every little detail and nuance adds a new layer and colour to the palette of your own story. You can be anyone you decide to be. It’s your decision. Leave the past: devote yourself to an unrecognised perspective even if you need to give something more in exchange.
The experience of listening happens on many levels and brings some sort of enlightenment; reconciliation which doesn’t feel like resignation. By the end, you want to keep your eyes closed until the new worlds that have appeared under your eyelids become a new reality.