Left Bank Magazine
“Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, AMERICA’S FUNHOUSE shines a light on the black experience in America and criticizes the government and people in power for perpetuating a broken system. The track falls in the ‘protest dance music’ category—it’s making a clear statement against the state of life in America, but you somehow can’t get the beat out of your head.”
Bands Do BK
“Introducing “America’s Funhouse”—the rad debut release from our fave Brooklyn- (soon-to-be Berlin-) based DJ and producer @fatherspacecadet and a track that’s really making us wish we were in a dark/foggy/sweaty basement in Europe with no sense of time/space/self right now.
…………………whew. You get it.
But beyond the alluded-to danceability—and we did spend a good portion of yesterday evening getting *quite* weird with it—the release, like so much good music, also packs a political punch. More than a club song, “America’s Funhouse” is a protest track—one that, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the artist created to “shine a light on the black experience in America and criticize the government and people in power for perpetuating a broken system.”
“‘America’s Funhouse’ explores the duality of life in America,” Father Space Cadet told us ahead of the release over email, “the experience of fear and an inability to escape or avoid a situation, especially as a person of color. It’s chaotic, stressful, repetitive, and dark, and mirrors how I feel as a black woman in America in 2020.”
“America’s Funhouse” is out now! Check it out and pick it up—plus pre-order ‘Still Life,’ the upcoming album—TODAY, when Bandcamp is once again waiving all fees, at fatherspacecadet.bandcamp.com.
With that, we’ll see you on the dance floor—
And in the streets.”
“Father Space Cadet is from Brooklyn, New York but is preoccupied with more earthly concerns. His debut track, America’s Funhouse is a BLM protest full of anger, anxiety and awareness. The track is dedicated to, “MADE FOR GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, ATATIANA JEFFERSON, AURA ROSSER, STEPHON CLARK, BOTHAM JEAN, PHILANDO CASTILLE, ALTON STERLING, MICHELLE CUSSEAUX, FREDDIE GRAY, ERIC GARNER, MICHAEL BROWN.”
The track is IDM techno as a constant minimal siren of noise and confusion. Samples pepper the track and the atmosphere is dense, foggy and dank. Beats pound away. Synths have roughened edges. This is anxious late nights. Too bright days with their harsh glare. This is danger round every corner. This isn’t an easy track to listen to. But that’s the very point. What are you doing when you hear the siren?”