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Inspired by Jackson Pollock, whose art I had discovered in the film Ex Machina, this composition was an experiment of a process of randomness and deliberation. It was born out of an error in a different composition. Every sound you hear is a result of an accident, a first take, random groupings, and serendipity. I was simply a light arbiter throughout the process. This piece quite literally - wrote itself. Very opposite of how I usually operate.

As a result, I am very much in constant revelation when listening to Terminal.

I want to operate in this mode of being more and more. There is something deeply existential and sacred about letting things happen by themselves without conscious motive. The best music “I” have ever made came from something beyond my mind.

Nobody created nor owns harmony. It is a self-emergent phenomenon in nature. I wish to operate within this self-emergent mode more and more. The idea of control is deeply mysterious. You didn’t create yourself, your hands, ears or brain (or did you?). Thus, how can anyone really take credit for anything?

I don’t even know how it is that I can move my arm across space.

Enjoy.

With love,

Roopam Garg

This piece as less a song, and more about a statement on a mode of being.

Named because

  1. A gradual contemplation of introspection and the unknown. An undertone of Death, Of erosion, of not the body but the mind.
  2. Artificial intelligence - the piece has that quality, especially since it was written by itself almost on such a machine.
  3. Industrial aesthetic of terminals in reality. There is a metallic, machine like quality to this track.

Follow up:

Water fountain

Logic robs you of free will, sort of like a magnet, or a substrate in which you have no real chjo0cie but to follow along. Its not so much maths itself, but one’s interaction with maths. You can’t not see how 1=1=2, but the pushback here is that maybe I’m viewing free will in the wrong way.

There’s an argumaent to be made that you are the totality of your existence- and that you are indeed in control of everything

Including your heartbeat

Think of it this way- free will is when you act upon a choice you want. You wouldn’t WANT to have the choice of varying your heartbeat- because thats dangerous

Your body is working in accordance to what is actually ideal for you and what it can do

If you have perfect infinite free will- the outcome would be the EXACT same

You would control your heart to beat in the exact same fashion

And thus you can extrapolate to say that you indeed are doing so. And you wouldn’t want to suddenly change your heart beat to prove to yourself you can do it- same way you wouldn’t want to throw yourself off the balcony to prove you have the choice to do so

Flip side- this is an argument that states that it’s actually BETTER that you can’t exercise these choices

Whatever is happening right now is the best outcome for yourself- and the awareness of that actually improves your life- not makes you feel entrapped

If existence was built such that people were hurling themselves off rooftops due to something inside them telling them to do so- we would have an existential problem- but most, normal heathy sane people don’t have that inclination

“Hello Friends,

I’m excited to share with you a new single track entitled “Terminal”, out now everywhere.

Every sound you hear is from the guitar.

Inspired by Jackson Pollock, whose art I had discovered in the film Ex Machina, this composition was an experiment of a process of randomness and deliberation. It was born out of an error in a different composition. Every sound you hear is a result of an accident, a first take, random groupings, and serendipity. I was simply a light arbiter throughout the process. This piece quite literally - wrote itself. Very opposite of how I usually operate.

As a result, I am very much in constant revelation when listening to Terminal.

I want to operate in this mode of being more and more. There is something deeply existential and sacred about letting things happen by themselves without a conscious motive. The best music “I” have ever made came from something beyond my mind.

Nobody created nor owns harmony. It is a self-emergent phenomenon in nature. I wish to operate within this self-emergent mode more and more. The idea of control is deeply mysterious. You didn’t create yourself, your hands, ears or brain (or did you?). Thus, how can anyone really take credit for anything?

I don’t even know how it is that I can move my arm across space.

Enjoy.

With love,

Roopam Garg”

Inspired by the art of Jackson Pollock, this was an experiment of a process of randomness and deliberation. This piece was born out of an accident. Every sound you hear is a result of an accident, a first take, random groupings, serendipity. I was simply a light arbiter throughout the process. This piece quite literally - wrote itself. As a result, I am very much in constant revelation when listening to Terminal. Perfect for the Organic Experimental, Deep Sleep or any Relax/Study playlist