Brothers and sisters, please make some fucking noise for the Meaningwave Universe’s newest member, the honourable Pope NICK REKIETA, smashing into the MU with the instant monster smash record, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD FEAR THE PEOPLE!
As you may know, I have years worth of Meaningwave records planned out years in advance, each building on what came before, each part of a grand narrative, and each able to exist on its own…But I always make sure to leave some room for that unplanned lightning bolt stroke of SUDDEN INSPIRATION, which must always be acted upon immediately, for as we know, inspiration is perishable…
This was one of those situations, whereon I happened upon a clip of everyone’s favourite public-facing lawyer slash cultural commentator slash toast-master slash pope, breaking down something crucial and fundamental with such utter brutal glittering clarity that I had to drop everything I was doing and with extreme violent urgency tear the song that appeared in my head out of 5D idea space and into our own existence.
I got most of it out into being in a few hours, then spent about a month chiseling away at the sonic detailing, those tiny little things like drum rolls and lasers and the exact right guitar tone and a choir of glitter particles to explode forth from the final wails of the solo… and that was BEFORE I handed it over to my guy mighty James Millar for the final mix and master polish, and I do believe he sent over about 8 versions before it was deemed ready to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace.
Well, now it’s unleashed, and it’s yours, and I hope you enjoy its existence as much as I enjoyed participating in the creation of it.
Special thanks to Pope Nick for blessing its release, and spitting the bars of righteousness in the first place.
LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
Akira The Don
Don Studios Playa Del Carmen MKII, May 2023
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“THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED…”
At last! It is time!
Crystalizing the wisdom of Frank Herbert’s Duniverse into a single-hour-long, sixteen-track epic musical explosion…
Four years in the making!
Recorded on multiple continents!
With vocals from beloved personality and Dune authority Danika XIX, and vocals and production from I, Akira The Don.
DUNEWAVE: ODYSSEY is both a diamond-hard distillation of the wisdom of the ages, a timeless and futuristic cosmic space trap rock opera, and a summing up of the first 5 years of Meaningwave, as concise as it is anthemic.
You can stream on your platform of choice (https://go.meaningwave.com/DUNEWAVEODYSSEY), download the digital album here now (https://akirathedon.bandcamp.com/album/dunewave-odyssey), and you can also, ...
Brothers and sisters! It is time!
Tonight, we proudly present to you… after four years in the making, the hour-long, sixteen-track opus, based on the works of legendary author Frank Herbert…
We shall be gathering together to listen to the record for the first time at 9PM EST right here.
SEE YOU THERE!
LOVE! TO! YOU! AND! YOUR! FAMILY!
Akira The DonDon Studios Playa Del Carmen MKII, September 2023
STREAM & DOWNLOAD: https://go.meaningwave.com/BALANCEDJUDGEMENT
MEANINGWAVE VINYL: https://www.meaningwave.com/collections/vinyl
“DO NOT GIVE SOMEONE A STICK TO BEAT YOU WITH.”
BALANCED JUDGMENT (https://go.meaningwave.com/BALANCEDJUDGEMENT) is the latest single from the forthcoming DUNEWAVE: ODYSSEY, and the last before it drops next week!
An intergalactic space trap anthem and meditation on the terrors of the prisons man builds for himself.
“CODES AND MANUALS
CREATE PATTERNED BEHAVIOR.
ALL PATTERNED BEHAVIOR
TENDS TO GO UNQUESTIONED,
GATHERING DESTRUCTIVE MOMENTUM.”
Lyrics adapted from Frank Herbert’s DUNE novels.
And that leaves us with just A WEEK till the DUNEWAVE: ODYSSEY album releases!
You can preorder the digital album here now, and you can also get… FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN ...