M2M​:​2017​/​05​/​03

by Cata Martinez

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"M2M:2017/05/03" is the soundtrack to the fashion show "M2M or Imitation of Nature" by award-winning Chilean fashion designer Claudio Paredes and ProteinLab UTEM, written and produced by Chilean pop artist Cata Martinez. Divided in three parts, the title track "Xenogen" attempted to capture the philosophy and concepts of the show, from the process of construction to the models to the fashion artworks, while musically inspired by industrial music, techno and avantgarde minimalism.

Video-doc of the show:
www.facebook.com/claudioparedesfashiondesigner/videos/10211783313474829/

Includes a PDF booklet.

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released May 12, 2017

Music by Cata Martinez (aka MarsCat).

Lyrics by Cata Martinez, with inspiration from Andrei Tarkovsky + The Bible (Revelation 6:12-13"); Laboria Cuboniks, "Xenofeminism. A Politics for Alienation"; William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"; Laibach, "2525"; Slavoj Žižek, "Examined Life"; and Ahoy's "Nuclear Fruit".

Artwork credits:
Direction and Design: Cata Martinez
Fashion Design: Claudio Paredes
Make Up Artist: Laura Perez Bravo
Assistant director: Leonardo Medel
Photographer: Pedro Garcia

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Track Name: Xenogen I: 20XX A.D.
In the year of revelation
20XX A.D.
the dusk,
and the dawn.
Open the door of doors,
and shine to the light
of infinite truth
and rise.
Destroy that primal fear,
simulacra of the real.
Liberate the hidden
and reveal.
Architect
become the architecture.
Demiurge,
become creation.
A creature with no past,
a wolf of no symbol.
No division, no union.
Singular animal.
Inherit the earth,
you adaptable creature.
Expand your arms and legs
to the sun.
Reborn agent of agents,
atoned your primal sin,
the most beautiful creation
you've forged.
Winged by your maker,
leave your darkest cave,
and follow the beat
of the beat of your walk.

Captive ghost,
boundary break
from your flesh
and transcend.
Your triadic harmony
in perfect sync
reach infinite suspension
and evolve.
"Dragon tears
wash away thy youth.
Wash thy hands
of eternal truth."
Mighty sculpture,
liberate your chains
from the ground and soil
whence you came.
"if nature is unjust,
change nature."
If nature is unjust
you can change nature.
Welcome to the zone
welcome to the soul
of man, stalker,
machine, and me.
Track Name: Xenogen II: Zona
"There was a great earthquake.
the sun became black
as sackcloth made of hair.
the moon became like blood.
And the stars of the sky
fell to the earth,
as a tree… casts
its unripe fruit.
And the sky was split apart
like a scroll rolled up.
Every mountain... and island
were moved out of place."

"And the kings of the earth
the great men
the rich, and the strong
every free man…
hid themselves in the caves
among the rocks and mountains
they said to the mountains
and to the rocks…

'Fall on us
and hide
from the presence of Him
who sits on the throne…
and from the wrath of the Lamb,
for the great day of His wrath
has come,
and who is able to stand?'"

Mechanical Tannhäuser,
don't run for the hills.
Your binary nightmare
of bliss.
The promises of heaven,
endless information,
transcendence, liberation
by machine.
And in this love triangle,
A-prim, B-prim,
C-prim.
The stalker's heart
will break.
For they explore, expand,
exploit, exterminate,
themselves, time
life, and space.
"if nature is unjust," they say,
"change nature."
If nature is unjust
they will change nature.
Now the romance is gone,
we are free to pursue
the dream of electric sheep
become technophelia.
Track Name: Xenogen III: Technophelia
"Oh,
what a noble mind
is here
o'erthrown!—
The courtier’s,
the soldier’s,
scholar’s, eye,
tongue, sword,
Th' expectancy and rose
of the fair state,
The glass of fashion
and the mould of form,
Th' observed of all observers,
quite,
quite,
down!
And I,
of ladies most deject
and wretched...
That sucked the honey
of his music vows,
Now see that noble
and most sovereign reason
Like sweet bells jangled,
out of tune and harsh;
That unmatched form
and feature of blown youth
Blasted with ecstasy.
Oh, woe is me,
T' have seen what I have seen,
see what I see!"

In this technophelian madness
of virtual descent,
I'd trade my skin
for bliss.
No balance of the spheres.
No harmony of angels.
The fall of man.
No nature.
We are abstract engineers,
detached imagineers,
cutting off from this
manipulative mold.
Recreate beauty,
Become artificial.
An aesthetic dimension
from this wasteland.
"If nature is unjust,
change nature."
If nature is unjust
we will change nature.

"Blasted with ecstasy.
Oh, woe is me,
T' have seen what I have seen,
see what I see!"