HIDE001 - 2018

“Blinded” is a 35-minutes work recorded during 2017, published the 17th December 2018 by N E T H E R & HIDE. Blinded is divided into 3 movements:

1) Blinded I: EX_ST/EXI_T Air P = F / S pipe (10:42)

2) Ascension: 26,246 beyond…connection (12:40)

3) Blinded II: Social_Network_Security [ dead-center piano ] (11:53)

In these three parts, the relationship between human and digital is analysed through a narrative perspective, which also considers the inavitable hybridization of man and how both the collective and individual consciousness may increasingly change. However, the main aim is not to lead the listener to think of themes such as the evolution of humanity in technical and critical terms. It is, on the contrary, to create and put the listener in an audiovisual world distant in time, where everything already took place and there is no more the conception of individuality, but rather an unique entity of data that merely exist.

To enter this reality, an app has been developed with Unity (download link included into bandcamp digital download, and into physical copies). This app contains not only a 3D world, but also the album itself, whose tracks can be listened in different ways according to where the player decides to go.

Blinded was produced and recorded by Alex Ortiga during 2017

Mixed by Leonardo Rizzi

Mastered by Matthias Girardi (Weightausend)

Artwork concept and design by Alex Ortiga & Alberto Bertelli

Blinded application realized by Alex Ortiga & Francesco Chiarandini (3D modeling and graphics by Alex Ortiga, scripting by Francesco Chiarandini)