Cool Down Now
The Cool Down Now project extended over the majority the first decade of the 21st century. It began in the autumn of 2001, in the midst of the high-tech meltdown, with the events of 9/11 in the all-too-recent past. Who could know what the decade would hold! But as the project progressed, themes of resolve and recovery, of journeys taken and not taken - and of attitudes and response towards the world's challenges began to take form through the music.
Cool Down Now is in many ways an extension of our 1999 album, The Network Man, the title of which we have kept as our artistic name. The Network Man captured the highs and lows of one of the most interesting periods of innovation the world has seen. Cool Down Now became the "day after the party" project. But while some tracks are not totally upbeat, there is a theme of resilience and resolve built into this work. And perhaps that is what people need to develop further as we enter the next decade.
We started this project with the song Coming Up for Air, based on recovery from the high-tech era. We then looked at media control, global warming, and a number of other issues. The last song we wrote was National Goals. This was intended to be a hockey anthem. Yes, that's right. A hockey anthem. That may sound strange - but then again, it was a strange decade. C'est la vie.
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