For the Anthropocene
The five warmest years have all occurred since 2015 with 9 of the 10 warmest years occurring since 2005.
The last time CO2 concentrations were this high was 2.5-5 million years ago when global temperatures were 2-3°C higher and sea level was at least 25 meters higher.
The icecaps and glaciers are melting.
Megafires engulf large expanses claiming many lives human and nonhuman.
Floods are deadlier and more frequent.
Arid areas are getting drier.
70 billion land animals and over a trillion sea animals are killed every year for food.
Voters are manipulated by powerful financial interests into supporting policy that accelerates CO2 pollution instead of eliminating it.
Corporate tyranny makes ever-increasing gains against democratic power.
Post-truth confusion divides and delays action.
There are less than 10 years left to radically alter the fossil-fuel based economy otherwise we promise suffering and violence to an ever-increasing human population for the next 10,000 years.
As things get ever more grim, for the times we are not fighting in whatever small or large ways we are able, as the weight of the world bears down, we shall not shrug.
And we will still need music.
At Work responds with Sound Systems.
Programmed and mixed by At Work.
Micromoog patch in the track 'Sound Systems' programmed by Bryan Michael of Alka.
'Sound Systems', 'Externalities', and 'Energy' were originally developed for live performance at Gridwork AC's events in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
'Rebuild' was originally developed for live performance at NPX's Broketronica events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Sound Systems is released today, January 16, 2020, and is available from Bandcamp for $4 USD. View full release details.