26 ottobre 2019

Il primo dei due album che segna l'atteso ritorno in attività dei Negativland si intitola True False, per la prima volta pubblica i testi dei brani (alcuni sono quasi delle canzoni), recupera alcuni nastri degli esordi e stralci dalla serie Over The Edge, riprende tra le altre le voci degli scomparsi Don Joyce, Richard Lyons e Ian Allen, ed è un macigno nello stagno delle fake news: "True False musically tackles concerns that will be familiar to any surviving fans of the band: our nervous systems, our realities, and the evolving forms of media that inevitably insert themselves between the two. A series of seemingly random topics are slowly woven together: shootings, bees, the right's rules for radicals, climate control, dogs pretending to be children, the oil we eat, and the right of every American to believe whatever they want to believe - your brain's ear lets nothing remain entirely random. It’s not the content, it's the edit that shows us what we all know to be true, and it's the things that one is most tempted to enjoy as harmless entertainment that often turn out to be living animals. Splicing together Occupy mic checks with US militia rallies, Fox news hosts with ecoterrorists, and your own sanity with the home viewing habits of Negativland's lead vocalist, the Weatherman, when you put the word True next to the word False, a broader reality reveals itself."