Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has shared a new song, titled “Upload Apathy,” from his Bulb project. That track is from Bulb’s new album “Moderately Fast, Adequately Furious,” which will be released on July 16.
“The first of two electronic songs that bring in the last section of the album. I have been playing around more and more with electronic stuff. I have always loved it and have been fascinated by it. But as evidenced by the Electronic Bulb Archive, I really didn’t have much skill, especially when it came to mixing or sound design.
The Four Seconds Ago album that I did with Jake, aside from being a ton of fun to work on, was also a learning experience and a concerted effort to try to work on those aspects. This song was actually written after Download Happiness, which is the track that follows, but I enjoyed exploring a similar vibe to that song with a twist.
If Download Happiness is more straightforward, this is a bit more about experimenting with odd rhythms and syncopation in a similar context. Of course these two songs share some themes, most notably the top line that appears in both. Fun Fact: This song features a good mixture of analog synths and digital synths in the box.
The analog synths were captured as they were recorded. So if I wanted something to be slightly tweaked, I’d have to do another pass, meaning you really commit to what you put down. I kinda like that.”