The title track and also one of my favorites of this album.
I don't remember exactly how the first riff idea came about but I remember it being kind of influenced by Gojira's Art Of Dying first riff, although it's essentially a different idea. The very first synth is sampled from a single-note computer POST beep. The same one from the intro of Boot.
The arpeggio riff at 0:33 is almost a continuity of what I tried to do with the introduction melody on Pointers, except I went way more apeshit basically. I loved playing around with subtle nuances between the left and right melodies. I was already sorry for the drummer Jean Ferry learning this mindfuck. But obviously it didn't stop me from making it even more complicated. *evil computer laugh*
The part at 1:34 is a very important part in the story of the album. This section obviously leans towards the post-rock side of my ideas, which is a very unexplored territory so far. But I think it's exactly the kind of part that allows me to express more emotions. You see, it's not all about being complicated as fuck. In my tracks I really need the space to talk from the heart and while that sounds a bit cheesy, it's exactly what I like. A lot of the writing process is about trial and error, or about experimentation, or a about sitting there and changing things for hours. But the true joy often comes from those simple riffs and melodies where I take time to infuse my own melancholy. And I guess that's what the album is telling you right at this moment.
The rest of the track is very inspired by these sets of ideas and tries to bring nostalgia in a more focused way than the tracks before. The black metal part is kind of a nod, or is at least very inspired, by Der Weg einer Freiheit and their amazing melodies. When the track collapses, it leaves a lot of room for what it is - i think - the deepest of my own nostalgic and lonely self... But that's where writing music becomes a remedy. :)
The title is inspired from cryptography:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brute-force_attack
Full album stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDS9gmdHtB8
Live video of the track in Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whZh0lnK3l0
Read the track commentary for:
- Floating Point:https://www.facebook.com/TheAlg0r1thm/posts/10157008090870483