4 LAYER

The cover to Layer contains an image from RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, an anime about the darker side of reproduction. The album has quotes from both Mnemosyne and Serial Experiments Lain, and was published in early 2015. Layer has a strong synthetically produced vocal presence, and mixes many tracks into an EDM and dubstep hybrid, creating an original tone. The high pitched melody in the beginning of the album was intended to create a positive and emotive feel. Layer was named based on the names of the episodes of Serial Experiments Lain.

About the tracks

  1. Catalyst is, as its name implies, the catalyst of the album. The high notes and choral ambience reflect the mystery behind its creation. Its genre is a cross between dance and dubstep. The quote is from RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne.

  2. Essence is a somewhat melancholic track and is similar to catalyst in its serious yet innocent tone. A vocal synth is used.

  3. Absolute is the unbreaking, endless ultimate nature that encompasses everything, nothing, and the unknown. As such, the track is somewhat ambient and can be identified as trance.

  4. Intimate is a traditional EDM and chill dubstep track with a quote from RIN: Daughter of Mnemosyne. The quote contradicts the track’s name, and is not intimate.

  5. Causal is similar to Intimate, and is more melancholic in tone. As with the general theme of Layer, Causal has progressive dance and dubstep synths.

  6. Fragment was the first major industrial drum and bass project to come from Memex. “You’ll see.”

  7. Life Is A Suicide Mission To Evolve was later changed to Evolve, then back to the extended version of the name. It is drum and bass.

  8. Interlude is a chill electronic track and, as the name suggests, is the interlude to Cyclic. “What is?”

  9. Cyclic is a medicine-&-interlude-like track that is darker and more distorted than the rest of Layer. It was meant to express that in the end, darkness corrupts and consumes its host.

The cover to Layer contains an image from RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, an anime about the darker side of reproduction. The album has quotes from both Mnemosyne and Serial Experiments Lain, and was published in early 2015.

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