“Humans have come so far in understanding the physics of the world. We conquered themoon and even plan trips to Mars. Yet we keep forgetting that we are not the center of theuniverse. We are a speck of dust suspended in a ray of sunlight.”
Bass player Spiros Olivotos and his personal project Sidus presents the new single “Pale Dot” which is available from the band’s official bandcamp page from July 2nd. You can watch the visualiser video here, and of course, listen to the song on Radio Falš. The song is a reference to the photograph of planet Earth taken by the Voyager 1spacecraft on 14 February 1990. It is also a conceptual continuation of the song “Prototypes / Replicas” which was released in the summer of 2020 and which explores the philosophical question of nature versus nurture.
“Pale Dot” depicts the same existential question from a more distant perspective, observing human behavior and the interaction between humans and our planet from space. The song is also accompanied by a music video based on Carl Sagan‘s book “Pale Blue Dot”, created by the graphic design project GriangG, and the commentary was a collaboration between the artist and Carlos Non Somnia. The production and mixing was made by Spiros Olivotos, while the mastering was done by Steve Lado. All the instruments are performed by him, while Nachito Gomez Miglino participated on drums. Spiros Olivotos is also responsible for the artwork of the single.
Sidus is a post rock instrumental one-man band based in Berlin which was formed by bassist Spiros Olivotos who also holds a degree in Geology. Apart from Sidus, he has been a member of bands of many different genres such as the thrashers Turbulence, the death metallers Kinetic and the pop rockers Dodo Origami as bassist, the metalcorers Breathe in Suffering as guitarist. Furthermore, he has contributed as guest musician in several tracks of bands such as The Abyss Inside Us and Ayfel. He has also participated in the International Composition Competition for animated film at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron) with the song “Prototypes / Replicas” in 2017.