3 COMPLEX

Complex is the album that began Memex. Complex incorporates trance-like synths with drum and bass patterns. Complex has names that are based on Jungian and experimental psychology, with the intention to reflect the psychological nature of Serial Experiments Lain. It follows then that Complex has several quotes from the anime. Shadow is one of the most original tracks in Complex, and perhaps Memex in general. The album was created between late 2014 - after Ascendance and Obluda - and early 2015.

The cover of Complex is an image from episode thirteen of Serial Experiments Lain, in which Lane looks up to her father from a downpouring of light. The text behind the words Memex at the top of the cover is from Vannevar Bush’s As We May Think, an article describing his theoretical machine, The Memex. Iit may have been the catalyst for the idea behind the computer.

About the tracks

  1. Anima is Carl Jung’s term for the feminine part of a man’s personality.

  2. Hysteresis is the phenomenon in which the value of a physical property lags behind changes in the effect causing it.

  3. Ouroboros is a circular symbol depicting a snake, or less commonly a dragon, swallowing its tail, as an emblem of wholeness or infinity.

  4. Shadow, also known as ‘shadow aspect’ is, in Jungian psychology,  refers to an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not identify in itself.

  5. Animus is the masculine inner-personality of a woman.

  6. Pensive is defined as engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

  7. Presence is named after an unconscious or conscious awareness of something greater than ourselves.

  8. Synchronicity means that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.

  9. Echo is a reference to the woman who met Narcissus, a narcissist who looked at himself in a pond all day.

  10. Unmanifest is named after the unmanifested, or the ‘absolute’.

  11. Paracusia is the psychological term for auditory verbal hallucinations.

  12. Enigma is the last track.

Complex is the album that began Memex. Anima, the first track, was intended to be a part of a usually unrecognized sub-genre of drum and bass, known as trance and bass. As such, Complex incorporates trance-like synths with drum and bass patterns. Complex has names that are based on psychology, particularly Jungian and experimental psychology, with the intention to reflect the psychological nature of Serial Experiments Lain. It follows then that Complex has several quotes from the anime. Shadow is arguably one of the most original tracks in Complex, and perhaps Memex in general. The album was created between late 2014 - after Ascendance and Obluda - and early 2015.

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