One Sentence. Supervisor
One Sentence. Supervisor
Premiere track ‘"Double You Pt I" from Swiss band One Sentence. Supervisor's upcoming album Acedia, via-Irascible Records
Acedia designates a state of torpor, the exhaustion of one’s soul and beliefs. Acedia is the
title of One Sentence. Supervisor’s third album.
The phenomenon of acedia finds its roots in the pre-Middle Ages. Transposed to our times,
it could be described as the dull discomfort one feels when flying to Barcelona for 25 Euros, before randomly ending up in a climate strike on the way to the beach bar.
At the end of the day, we all know our lifestyle is a farce and that its price is way higher than what we could possibly imagine. How do we respond to our privilege? And to what extent do
we really care about the world?
One Sentence. Supervisor’s activism has always been clever. Today’s big debates find an echo in the questions the band asks, being incorporated in many different ways into their creative output.
Their new press pictures, for instance, are a good example of their wit: playing with the
depiction of stereotypes that are stock photos, the five musicians pose as a «rock band»,
as well as "young and successful business people".
A way of showing the divide between reality and the way it is portrayed.
Since „Temporär Musik 1-13“ (2017), their previous album, One Sentence. Supervisor have
become a five-piece, welcoming virtuoso oud player Bahur Ghazi as a permanent member.
Additionally, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Palin (Phil Hayes And The Trees, Boytoy,
JJ & Palin, etc.) has replaced Dominik Meuter on the drums.
The album was produced by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Hotel2Tango/Jerusalem In My Heart).
"Double You Pt I", the smartphone becomes a defibrillator. The vibrations in the pocket - warnings, clicks, likes - are electroshocks that accelerate the pulse.
But they can also turn into a terrible drug : a short high followed by a long bad trip and the creeping need for more... The song deals with the state of constant excitement induced by
data, requiring a (self)-optimization and rationalisation of all areas of life.
More content, more commitment, more performance. The wheel never stops turning.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. "Efficiency" is digital capitalism's current fatal argument, while "optimization” serves as a guarantee for maintaining employment as well as a constant distraction from the question : do we really want to improve a given condition?
The most efficient way to live is to die - where is optimization leading us?
B I Z Z A R R E
One Sentence. Supervisor – Double You Pt. 1
Taken from the album «Acedia».
Out September 13th via Irascible Records.
One Sentence. Supervisor - Double You Pt. 1