Holding the computerscience-core flag way high, Pointers is one of my favorites from this album and I started writing it almost exactly one year ago. I remember messing around with chords I usually never use, and I used that as a starting point to write "a very long arpeggiated melody". I had no idea what I was doing but it sounded great, so I kept going until I had the first section down. Then I took a break and decided it was time for some CS:GO. After getting my ass kicked multiple times, I went back to the project and changed the same first melody about 159031 times. Until I finally was happy and moved on.
I guess that's also what happened to most of the middle section of the track, which once again kept being moved around, deleted, re-constructed. It's always difficult to find the right balance between perfectionnism and straight-up insanity, I could keep changing things in my tracks forever but that's when I draw the line before the insanity kicks in.
I always see the track as some kind of subliminal tribute to old school keygen music (https://youtu.be/aQVpW7QZnW0) and everything related to l33t w4r3z h4x0r stuff. I can't really explain why, it's more of a vision or a feeling. Those things are always hard to describe. I guess it's because I grew up downloading illegal softwares and browsing through warez forums. I was the guy who burned CDs of cracked games for my friends.
The title is a reference to pointer objects in programming, because I'm still a nerd: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointer_(computer_programming)
The video was directed by the great Richard Oakes at Dark Fable Media, give him a like!
The algoshit is the guacamole.