“hypnotized culture” arose completely “accidentally”, reports Wolfram. “One day, two archive tracks from different projects that had absolutely nothing to do with each other ran unintentionally at the same time. I suddenly heard a strange mixture of beat, bass and Alisa’s voice, which didn’t fit the rhythm at first, but created an exciting atmosphere. Thus the basic idea for Hypnotized Culture was born.”
The lyrics of the song were penned by Alan Watts in 1966, a British philosopher.
Thematically, Alisa summarizes the text as follows:
“Our western society has descended into a kind of ‘hypnosis’. By that I mean that we are so strongly defined by systems and thought constructs that we miss the only existing reality, namely the present moment, and live more or less exclusively in the future/past and thus in our thoughts, without really being present.
With the help of words, numbers and ideas we try to understand what life is, but the mind, due to its limitations, is not able to do this.
Alan Watts describes this phenomenon incredibly well in his lyrics and makes it tangible without accusing. I find that fascinating.”
The music video was created shortly afterwards in cooperation with the FilmYardArt film team and the dancers Geraldine Rosteius and Eric Jäger.
Let yourself be carried away into a world full of magic, sensuality and presence.