Degrading the Enemy Narrative

"Degrading the enemy narrative" is one of the modes of warfare on the militarized Internet.

For fans of Adam Curtis's HyperNormalisation, this kind of postmodernism should bring to mind the "nonlinear warfare" theory of Vladislav Surkov. The point of nonlinear warfare is to keep potential adversaries completely confused about one's intentions and capabilities.

Gliftor Draken is at war with no one and everyone. The point of psychedelic music is to attack reality from unexpected angles so as to break down acquired habits of thinking.

As usual, audio samples have been stripped without permission from videos on YouTube and the Internet Archive. Soft synths were used in places, but most sounds were generated with the Eurorack modular synthesizer pictured below. Electric guitars were recorded through the modular synth. The computer used was a Windows 10 laptop with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface. A Tascam DR-100 Mk II field recorder was used in the few instances where microphones were necessary. Most recordings were made with the Audacity software, but Reaper, LMMS, and a trial version of Ableton Live 10 were also used. Text-to-speech was through Balabolka. Guitars were the Applegate "small jumbo" acoustic and the PRS McCarty Archtop electric. None of the makers of these products should be blamed for this recording.

The cover art is by Rene Ellis.

  1. White Cat (3:35)
  2. Blue Flame Sixes (3:39)
  3. Jolly Mechanism (2:32)
  4. Combat Welding (2:25)
  5. Among the Normal (4:53)
  6. Identification One (0:42)
  7. The Truth About Popular Culture (4:12)
  8. Having Lost Touch (1:25)
  9. Alfalfa and the DeVos Fortune (2:27)
  10. Degrading the Enemy Narrative (3:00)
  11. Identification Two (0:42)
  12. Intro to "Crisis of Confidence" (1:54)
  13. Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech (Abridged) (11:02)

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