Of Montreal Archive
wo important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. I became
“Simulated Reality” paranoid and I fell in LOVE.
Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big
ones. I also reached a healthy point of self-forgiveness for my failed marriage and became
deeply educated in the lies of America the Great.
I feel like a switch was recently turned on in my brain and now I’m beginning to see through the
lies that have been fed to me my whole life by the masters of media and by those who control
and manipulate the narrative of our cultural identity and social order.
My paranoia began during the presidential election cycle and reached a dangerous peak shortly
after the inauguration. In the meantime I watched and read countless works of art in a mad
effort to be reminded of how many truly brilliant people there are living/struggling among us and
to try to maintain a positive outlook. The works of Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Chris Kraus,
Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Autobiographies of Malcolm X and Mark E Smith were all great
inspirations, to name a few.
Musically, I was very inspired by the extended dance mixes that people used to make…