^L_ returns to the Berlin-based ANTIME label with the new EP »Ghost Flags,« the first part of a trilogy that sees the Brazilian producer further refine his unique take on club music. After releasing his debut album »Love His Hell« and the six-track EP »The Outsider« through ANTIME, Luis Fernando has collaborated with label founder Bad Stream on the acclaimed »Postbrutalism« in 2019 while contributing tracks to several international collaborations. »Ghost Flags« merges influences from all over the spectrum of contemporary dance music with an experimental approach that results in uncanny, sometimes straight up eerie music that reveals its true qualities only with repeated listens.
»Ghost Flags« starts with the ominous sounding »51°39′26″N 005°41′27″E,« a track that combines piano loops with subdued kick drums and bouncing chords. It’s first taste of what’s to come but also sounds like a hazy memory of yesterday’s rave – a hint of ecstasy lingers over it. After this, the pounding belter that is »“Preparedness 101 Zombie Apocalypse” By Ali S. Khan« firmly positions itself front left on the techno floor amidst the strobe lights. In true ^L_ style however, it’s more than just a peak-time ready tool, but a suspenseful piece with an absorbing effect. The energy definitely does not drop with »Hellfire Club,« even though the track sees Fernando change gears: the rattling drums hint at his passion for rock music while the second half of the track increases the atmospheric urgency precisely by venturing into quieter territory.
»Placing Bets With Mothman« opens the second half of »Ghost Flags« with a nod to both UK bass culture and German digital hardcore. Intricate rhythmic figures skitter over a bass so massive, it could knock a Killasan right over. Again it’s Fernando’s unique sound design that makes this track even more impressive, whether it’s distorted melodies or even choir elements. »Majestic 12« draws heavily on 90s acid techno, but aims for the wind tunnel instead of the big room. It’s a claustrophobic crescendo that creates tension but offers no easy release. »Quetiapine« closes the EP with a perfect symbiosis of EBM’s aseptic swagger and the transgressive sounds of electronically enriched rock music. It’s both perfectly suited for the late night shift at an abandoned warehouse and those dark hours when you’re crawled up in bed, trying to deflect reality for another ten minutes or more.
About “GHOSTS FLAGS”
the album: this work is the first in a trilogy. the main theme is about politics, conspiracies, nihilism, cyberpunk culture, the occult. All tracks contain binaural hidden sound frequencies and other subliminal messages – such as political speeches, movies, radio shows and others …
1) 51°39′26″N 005°41′27″E
are the coordinates for the Volkel Air Base – a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) – Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), and is located near the village of Volkel in North Brabant, Netherlands.
It is believed that since the early 1960s, USAF nuclear weapons have been stored at Volkel Air Base, to be used by the host nation’s aircraft. Formerly, storage took place in a weapon storage area on the north side of the base, and in a heavily defended quick reaction alert (QRA) area; however, since 1991, eleven WS3 Weapon Storage and Security System vaults are operational in the floors of the aircraft shelters. The USAF 703rd Munitions Support Squadron (703rd MUNSS) is in charge of maintaining and securing the weapons. As of 2008, 22 B61 nuclear bombs are believed to be in storage at Volkel, to be used by the Dutch 311 and 312 F-16 squadrons at the base. The F-16s based at Volkel can at times be seen with BDU-38 dummy bombs, which are used to simulate the B61. Despite the evidence for this, the Dutch Ministry of Defence never officially acknowledges or denies the presence of nuclear weapons at Volkel. In a book published by former air force pilot Steve Netto it is revealed that some fifty B28 nuclear bombs were in storage there around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which if needed were to be deployed by aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. In a document leaked as a part of the United States diplomatic cables leak the presence of nuclear weapons in the Netherlands is confirmed, though no specific location is given. On 10 June 2013, former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers confirmed the existence of 22 nuclear weapons at the airfield. In a 2019 NATO draft report, Volkel was mentioned as one of six locations where, altogether, approximately 150 American B61 bombs are stored.
2) “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” by Ali S. Khan
“Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” is a blog post by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that uses a zombie apocalypse metaphor to raise public awareness of emergency preparedness. In a blog post titled “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse”, the director of the CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan writes: “Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.” Comparing the upcoming hurricane season and possible pandemics to “flesh-eating zombies” from the horror film Night of the Living Dead and the video game series Resident Evil, Khan recommends Americans prepare for natural disasters as they would have prepared for “ravenous monsters”
3) Hellfire Club
Hellfire Club was a name for several exclusive clubs for high society rakes established in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century. The name is most commonly used to refer to Sir Francis Dashwood’s Order of the Friars of St. Francis of Wycombe. Such clubs were rumoured to be the meeting places of “persons of quality” who wished to take part in socially perceived immoral acts, and the members were often involved in politics. Neither the activities nor membership of the club are easy to ascertain. The clubs were rumoured to have distant ties to an elite society known only as The Order of the Second Circle.
It is assumed that their meetings consisted of lavish drinking and sexual orgies and, according to popular beliefs with less foundation, satanic cults and rituals of black magic. The Clube do Inferno meetings were held at Medmenham Abbey, on the banks of the River Thames.
4) placing bets with Mothman.
it is a supposed supernatural creature that would have appeared in Charleston and Point Pleasant, between November 1966 and December 1967. Its appearance would be associated with the event of future disasters. The creature is studied and investigated by Cryptozoology, therefore being a cryptid.
There are coincidences of the creature’s appearances with reports of UFO appearances. Several people in Ohio in 1966 reported seeing flying saucers.  Point Pleasant is part of the highly industrialized Ohio Valley and is on the edge of the Bible Belt. Witnesses were identified as polite and honest people, highly devoted to their religious beliefs and would have no reason to lie. In total, 26 documented observations were described with descriptions of Mothman in West Virginia between 1966 and 1967. Similar stories continued to be described at Point Pleasant until 1969. After the 1960s, Mothman faded, returned to the shadows of reality. In October 1974 there was an appearance in Elma, New York.
So far, there is no consensus among researchers whether the Moth Men would be an entity seen by psychics, an extraterrestrial creature, a product of the imagination or fantasy of some, or something not discovered by science. The Mariposa Men have already appeared in the Mariposa Men episode of the fifth season of the X-Files TV series. The relationship with the prophecy of future disasters is something that is not consensual, since he did not communicate verbally with people, at least during the remarks. However, there are reports of sporadic views of being before disasters, according to John A. Keel, author of the 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, which inspired a homonymous film by Richard Gere  (in Portuguese The Last Prophecy ) launched in 2002. There are reports that the creature was seen in the days leading up to other tragic events in the world, including an earthquake in Mexico City in 1985, the Chernobyl nuclear accident  in 1986 and the fall of the Towers Twins in 2001
5) Majestic 12
is a purported organization that appears in UFO conspiracy theories. The organization is claimed to be the code name of an alleged secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, formed in 1947 by an executive order by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to facilitate recovery and investigation of alien spacecraft. The concept originated in a series of supposedly leaked secret government documents first circulated by ufologists in 1984. Upon examination, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) declared the documents to be “completely bogus”, and many ufologists consider them to be an elaborate hoax. Majestic 12 remains popular among some UFO conspiracy theorists and the concept has appeared in popular culture including television, film and literature.
is one of the drugs I take for depression and asperger’s syndrome. I have been taking a cocktail of six remedies daily for eight years. Which makes the track more personal than the record.
sold under the trade name Seroquel among others, is an atypical antipsychotic used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.   Despite being widely used as a sleep aid due its sedating effect, the benefits of such use do not appear to generally outweigh the side effects.  It is taken by mouth.