Meaningwave
Meaningwave is a musical psychotechnology developed by Akira The Don with the aim of helping listeners to achieve their potential in this lifetime.
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All The Little Bits In The Carpet

𝔄𝔩𝔩 𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔏𝔦𝔱𝔱𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔦𝔱𝔰 ℑ𝔫 𝔗𝔥𝔢 ℭ𝔞𝔯𝔭𝔢𝔱

Today, dear reader, I am half blind again.

I don’t own any spectacles right now, and I ran out of contact lenses, and the hurricane delayed delivery of new ones, and in my exhaustion after last night’s impromptu midnight live set, I forgot to preserve the last pair of daily disposables I had, so now I am without lenses, and the whole world is a gaussian BLUR which is very trippy.

My uncle first noticed I was half blind when I was around my son’s age, because I couldn’t make out sign posts. They took me for an eye test and confirmed, yes, he’s half blind, and fixed me up with a pair of thick-lensed goggles with a fluorescent yellow elasticated strap attached to them to save them from smashing when they’d inevitably slip off of my little-kid nose. Kids at school mocked my new visage with gleeful savagery, and overnight I was transformed into a “speccy twat”, but I didn’t care too much immediately, as I was exploring my new world.

When I first put the glasses on it was a revelation which I remember clearly to this day. The soft, blurred world I assumed was the sum of reality gave way to a new, hyper-real, almost grotesquely detailed actuality, and nothing was ever the same. “I can see!” I exclaimed! “I can seeall the little bits in the carpet!”

It was like when Dorothy got to Oz. I knew for certain now what I’d long suspected - the world as it was presented to me was not the world as it was. And as I explored this new terrain, I had a sneaking suspicion that there were levels beyond this, that would be opened up to me if only I could find the right glasses. Less than a decade later I ate some fungus that grew round the back of the science block in my school and discovered my suspicions to be correct. “I can see!” I exclaimed. “I can seeall the little bits in the air!”

Without my corrective lenses, it turns out I can see bits in the air again. It’s like there’s a gaussian blur on everything, with a heavy film grain on top of that. I think this is why we prefer the look of movies from before the digital age. In their distorted imperfection, they’re a closer representation of that which really is.

That’s why I put vinyl crackle and tape hiss and field recordings all over my music, and drench my videos in analogue distortion and grain. My aesthetic is partly me trying to recreate the glimpses of the true nature of reality I’ve been privy to in my short life... and what I remember from elsewhere.

Right now, every day, unprecedented numbers of people wake up into hyper-real, grotesquely detailed new worlds, radically different to those they had contentedly existed in for decades. This is the age of discovery. It is shocking to some, but not me. I am accustomed to this place. I have lived here all my life.

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Drawing My New Avatar

Timelapse of me drawing my new avatar

Tools: Procreate on iPad with Apple Pencil

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TELL THE NOW!

BACK WITH ANOTHER BANGER FROM BERTON AND THE DON!

TELL THEM NOW!

With lyrics adapted from Berton Braley's poem of 100 years hence!

STREAM https://go.meaningwave.com/TELLTHEMNOW

Art by me!

Own the NFT! https://opensea.io/akirathedon

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GOGGINS II! ALBUM OUT NOW!

GOGGINS II
(https://go.meaningwave.com/GOGGINSII)

Akira The Don x David Goggins
(https://go.meaningwave.com/GOGGINSII)

The long-awaited second album…

OUT NOW!
(https://go.meaningwave.com/GOGGINSII)

PRAISE BE! That’s right, dear reader, you read correctly… After 5 long years, one month, and four days exactly, Meaninwave proudly presents the SECOND FULL LENGTH GOGGINS JOINT!
(https://go.meaningwave.com/GOGGINSII)

2019’s GOGGINS album (https://go.meaningwave.com/GOGGINSALBUM) is a beloved Meaningwave classic, with over 8 million streams across platforms, and I have been getting letters literally every week since asking when the next one is coming. Well, it’s not coming. IT IS HERE!

And not only do we have a brand new, 14-track album, we also have a full-length, hour-long VISUAL ALBUM - the most ambitious visual project from Meaningwave thus far, and you can watch that right here, right now.
(https://linktw.in/xZuuYBX)

To celebrate this momentous Meaningwave masterpiece and ...

STAY... HARD!

“When everything falls apart in your life
And your plan is f#$%#d up
What the f
$# are you gonna do?
There's only one m#@%$g option…
Stay
F#@%$g
Hard!”

IS THIS THE HARDEST GOGGINS SONG YET? IT MIGHT BE! IT CERTAINLY HAS THE MOST SWEARS! You might not even be reading this since it got caught in anti-curse filters or something.

Anyway. This will have you bench-pressing buses full of nuns in no time.

Enjoy!

STAY… HARD!
(https://go.meaningwave.com/STAYHARD)

Experience the glory now on your platform of choice (https://go.meaningwave.com/STAYHARD) and watch the music video here! (https://linktw.in/imhEPn)

The album, GOGGINS II drops next week.

STAY! EFFING! HARD!

LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

AKIRA THE DON
DSPDC, July ‘24

HATERS!

“YOU WILL NEVER!
NEVER IN LIFE!
MEET A HATER!
DOING BETTER THAN YOU!”

Dropping gems like a butterfingered watchmaker there, that’s David Gogigns, back with single number two from the very long awaited GOGGINS II album (out July 9th!), an instant Meaningwave classic called

HATERS (NEVER IN LIFE)
(https://go.meaningwave.com/HATERS)

Experience the glory now on your platform of choice (https://go.meaningwave.com/HATERS) and watch the music video here! (https://linktw.in/YvpJqg)

Thanks to everyone that’s been listening to and sharing last week’s single, WHO’S GONNA CARRY THE BOATS? (THEY DON’T KNOW ME SON!) (https://go.meaningwave.com/WHOSGONNACARRYTHEBOATS) It had the most first-week streams for a Meaningwave single this year so far, and it’s been an amazing year so far! Each release has done better than the last, and we are just warming up!

GO HARD OR GO SLEEP!

LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

AKIRA THE DON
DSPDC, July ‘24

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