Friday, May 4, 2012

deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt

Have you heard deadmau5' new track?

I have been listening this song on repeat lately, I really love the sound and the lyrics, i know some people who probably think "uh its the generic mau5 prog  hau5 again" but actually there's a lot of cool story behind this song

I remember as a kid (15 years ago??) I read this book called "The Veldt" or also known as "The World  the Children Made"  - a really cool story but a bit tragic and messed up at the same time

The veldt told a story about... (well im just gonna paste something from wikipedia!)

"A family lives in a house with the latest technology. It is called the “Happylife Home” and its installation cost $30,000. The house is filled with machines that do everything for them from cooking meals, to clothing them, to rocking them to sleep. The two children, Peter and Wendy, become fascinated with the "nursery," a virtual reality room that is able to connect with the children telepathically to reproduce any place they imagine.

The parents, George and Lydia, soon realize that there is something wrong with their way of life. George and Lydia are also perplexed that the nursery is stuck on an African setting, with lions in the distance, eating the dead carcass of what they assume to be an animal. There they also find recreations of their personal belongings. Wondering why their children are so concerned with this scene of death, they decide to call a psychologist

The psychologist, David McClean, suggests they turn off the house and leave. The children, completely addicted to the nursery, beg their parents to let them have one last visit. The parents relent, and agree to let them spend a few more minutes there. When they come to the nursery to fetch the children, the children lock them in from the outside. George and Lydia look on as the lions begin to advance towards them. At that point, they realize that what the lions were eating in the distance was not an animal, but their own simulated remains.
The kids realized that the only way they could stay in their nursery is to get rid of their parents by locking George and Lydia in the nursery with the lions."

You see its one of those stories that just gets stuck in your head, so when I heard deadmau5 - the veldt I feel that i can relate to it as i used to read it over and over again, trying to understand what the writer was thinking when he wrote the story. I think its one of the coolest yet rather fucked up story!

I mean, i think i was really young when I first read that story, the thing that first went through my mind about the ending was "WTF did just happen??"