Bro Montana – Universe 25 (2016)

Here’s a new Bro Montana track. A Juno-106 synth progression was recorded a while back to a Tascam 488, then played back at a much slower speed on a Tascam MF-P01, giving the progression a lethargic, pitched-down vaporwave feel. The Moog Minitaur and Juno-106 had to be manually detuned in order to match the pitch of the tape sample. There’s an 808 cowbell sample that is also detuned accordingly. The previous working titles were “Never” (referencing the Bro Montana track “Always” off Defense) and “Suicide.”

Following his earlier experiments with rats, in 1972 [John] Calhoun would later create his “Mortality-Inhibiting Environment for Mice”: a 101-inch square cage for mice with food and water replenished to support any increase in population, which took his experimental approach to its limits. In his most famous experiment in the series, “Universe 25”, population peaked at 2,200 mice and thereafter exhibited a variety of abnormal, often destructive behaviors. By the 600th day, the population was on its way to extinction.

(From Behavioral Sink)