I confess I have a weakness for a certain type of Creative Commons album: I really like it when the album is an attempt to evoke an entire world, each track a different facet of the mindspace, in one way or another. I particularly enjoy it when it is a forward-looking world. Previously shared examples include the recent cyberpunk by bod and the much less recent Life in Bitville by Jaime Heras (among many others).
You can tell just from the title that E-world (actually, E-world: The Ultimate Edition) fits that prejudice of mine quite nicely.
It is an exploration, a world, and a collection of aspirations all in one, and delightfully optimistic. (One of the vocals sampled is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, on an early track.) (Of course, another vocal sampled repeatedly is Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast, so it’s not all puppies and rainbows.)
It is a complete — and, happily, lengthy — experience. More friendly and relaxing than the techno of the past few weeks, so if nothing else, a pleasant change of pace.
Download E-world: The Ultimate Edition free from Zero-Project’s own site, or give the artist five bucks and get lossless quality downloads.