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Coupler "The City Is a Lie We Tell Ourselves"

Coupler "The City Is a Lie We Tell Ourselves"

Coupler has released a new EP called "The City is a Lie We Tell Ourselves". This is a direct follow-up to the December 2020 EP, "The Forgotten Openness of the Closed World". Coupler is primarily the work of Ryan Norris but he is joined by Rollum Haas, Michael Hilger, and more for this project.

According to Norris, "The City Is a Lie We Tell Ourselves is an interrogation of the concept of place, specifically in these times. What does it mean to call any particular pin on the map “home” at this moment, when we are connected more by wires and electricity than any common civic purpose? Every place has become a non-place, each apartment simultaneously part hotel room, part office, part cafe. The city bares its veins only on trips for essentials or walks through ice."

Published: March 08, 2021 |

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