Back in 2008 when Cultures of Soul Records was just a twinkle in our eyes, Deano Sounds befriended an interesting cat named M. Wylde. A few years earlier the mysterious M. Wylde had created a project of music entitled Capsule. The music had an icy soulfulness to it that spoke of heartbreak and isolation, the sound of which was like nothing we’d heard. After losing touch for 7 years we finally tracked him down and hatched our plan to release this music to the world. The first music being released from the material is the single “Bring Me Down” with remixes by Tuff City Kids and Isaac Galvez. Here are some words from the artist myself on the context of when the music was created.
This music was recorded a long time ago – in a different era, a time when George W. Bush led America, when mass shootings such as Virginia Tech were shocking and rare, when Obama was just a hopeful glimmer on the horizon and when, for me, I was lost. This album was pure escapism. Not the cheery escapism of Rupert Holmes’ “Escape,” maybe, but escapism none the less. It’s an album about a single man in space. Alone, floating above the blue pin prick of earth. No hope for connection, but also, nothing to fear.
You can order on Bandcamp here.