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El Hardwick's debut album, 8, explores an alternative cyberspace at the crossroads of climate and digital justice. Originally imagined as a sci-fi graphic novel back in 2016, over the following three years 8 expanded into a concept album. Combining photography with poetry and song, Hardwick spins a cautionary tale in which technocrats advise a social elite to give up their bodies, upload their minds to a server, and migrate into cyberspace. Those the algorithm deems less worthy are left behind on a depleted earth. In response, a group of cyber-hackers attempts to destroy the servers, and those in power declare war. Channeled through Hardwick’s vaporous falsetto, 8 unfolds along two paths: the A-side builds, while the B-side destroys.

The vinyl edition is accompanied by a 40-page booklet, with each track on the album complemented by a photograph and poem written by Hardwick. The photographs, which are a celebration of ecology and sci-fi aesthetics, were taken in collaboration with fellow photographers Chrissie White, Clara Pathe, and Justina Goldbeck. They were shot in 2018 amongst desert hoodoos carved by oceans millions of years ago, and a dying forest consisting of one of the world’s oldest living organisms.

  1. 1 - Except 1:34
  2. 2 - Poison of Planet feat. Cardinal Fang 2:55
  3. 3 - Ration Without Reason 3:10
  4. 4 - Avatar 4:32
  5. 5 - BNND WDTH 4:13
  6. 6 - Bitter Lake 4:18
  7. 7 - Might Makes Right 3:43
  8. 8 - Vanishing Point feat. Conrad Kira and Elliott Arndt 4:58
  9. 9 - CTRL ALTernative DELete feat. Sim Hutchins 3:50
  10. 10 - U Turn 1:24
  11. 11 - Tidal feat. MX World 3:12
  12. 12 - Expect 3:05

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35,00

only 2 left

  1. 1 - Except 1:34
  2. 2 - Poison of Planet feat. Cardinal Fang 2:55
  3. 3 - Ration Without Reason 3:10
  4. 4 - Avatar 4:32
  5. 5 - BNND WDTH 4:13
  6. 6 - Bitter Lake 4:18
  7. 7 - Might Makes Right 3:43
  8. 8 - Vanishing Point feat. Conrad Kira and Elliott Arndt 4:58
  9. 9 - CTRL ALTernative DELete feat. Sim Hutchins 3:50
  10. 10 - U Turn 1:24
  11. 11 - Tidal feat. MX World 3:12
  12. 12 - Expect 3:05

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about the record

El Hardwick's debut album, 8, explores an alternative cyberspace at the crossroads of climate and digital justice. Originally imagined as a sci-fi graphic novel back in 2016, over the following three years 8 expanded into a concept album. Combining photography with poetry and song, Hardwick spins a cautionary tale in which technocrats advise a social elite to give up their bodies, upload their minds to a server, and migrate into cyberspace. Those the algorithm deems less worthy are left behind on a depleted earth. In response, a group of cyber-hackers attempts to destroy the servers, and those in power declare war. Channeled through Hardwick’s vaporous falsetto, 8 unfolds along two paths: the A-side builds, while the B-side destroys.

The vinyl edition is accompanied by a 40-page booklet, with each track on the album complemented by a photograph and poem written by Hardwick. The photographs, which are a celebration of ecology and sci-fi aesthetics, were taken in collaboration with fellow photographers Chrissie White, Clara Pathe, and Justina Goldbeck. They were shot in 2018 amongst desert hoodoos carved by oceans millions of years ago, and a dying forest consisting of one of the world’s oldest living organisms.

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