Odonian Drifts Drops Entrancing New Song ‘Retroactive Enachantment’
As a solo piano demo, ‘Retroactive Enchantment’ was first recorded on Valentine’s Day to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first “Loft” party in NYC, which was organized by renowned DJ/producer David Mancuso. It began as a dream during the first lockdown in which he met a friend at his apartment doorway (carrying a beaker of orange juice! ), before evolving into a nearly baroque bedroom “pop” tribute to his idea. This vision combined the material and the spiritual in a way that served as a sort of antidote to individualism and its depressive-hedonic investments. In a time when the scourge of social atomization and organized loneliness makes itself so acutely felt, it seemed appropriate to combine a psychedelic-tinted lyricism, hints of anthemic uplift, and darker reflections on spaces riven by spiritual dereliction, including those with a liberatory veneer. Mancuso haunts the song as a quiet priestly figure opening up a sanctuary for the outsiders, the queer, and the disenfranchised to find a sense of belonging through communal psycho-acoustic experience, while acknowledging his adamant opposition to hero-worship.
What ultimately emerged was an offering of bedroom electro inscribed with a longing to step outside all-too-familiar walls: reaching back only to reach forward with renewed hope of encountering collective joy once more. It was dedicated in particular to those who have spent much of the pandemic dancing mostly with their own shadows.
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