The Mechanics of Destruction



“Despite this album being in the planning stages for over a year, it has suddenly found a whole new position in the world. Instead of being seen as a personal soundtrack to western society’s deliberate and malicious empirical ambitions, it feels defensive in its attacks on an America so tragically transformed. I do however see a link between the position we find ourselves in now and the attitudes and aspirations of the influential anti-globalisation movement. Whilst it would be disrespectful and dangerous to trace a direct link from the behaviour of large corporations to acts of terrorism, there is now such a mass of evidence to show how the relationship between commerce and state has become so deeply entwined, it is impossible to imagine western governments acting in matters of war where there isn’t the promise of profit.” - Read Matthew Herbert’s texts and download his album for free!