“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
In the real modern age, we’ve all gone here before. But Long Distance Poison don’t take us by warp speed or by parody. Ideological State Apparatus unfurls slowly, window shopping the galaxy as it explores the unexplored. Our curiosity is satiated by the leisurely pace. It becomes maudlin, making the music meaningful. Light year twinkling and alien life are so pedestrian at this point. LDP get it. They dress it up in clever titles and futuristic synths, but it’s still an earthly life for us. And that’s cool. I’m tired of the elaborate spaceships and nighttime visits; I want something real! Now, I’ve got it. Space music to explore the new world that is the outlet mall 40 miles away. That’s where Ideological State Apparatus will work its magic. The mundane will become the exciting, and as security drags me away while I make phaser noises out of the side of my mouth, I’ll hear LDP soundtrack my misadventure.