Chris Korda’s ‘Six Billion Humans Can’t Be Wrong’ Is Being Reissued - With a New Name
The 1999 LP is one of her most iconic releases - And its reissue ‘Eight Billion Humans Can’t Be Wrong’ is a new chance to dive into the artists’ unique work.
More than two decades have passed and the world population counts 2 billion more individuals, but the issues Chris Korda tackles in this 1999 work are more current than ever. From the first track “Buy” (buy / consume more / be happy) to “Save The Planet Kill Yourself” (explain / your strange customs / why / do you believe these lies?), or “Fleshdance” (eat flesh / cow, chicken, pig, human / what’s the difference?) the album is filled with scattered references to social concerns.
But do not make the mistake of thinking Chris Korda’s activism is the only element of interest here. Whenever Korda confronts social issues, it is done in a tastefully chic and out-of-the-box way, with a combination of bright sarcasm and artistic value of the musical side accompanying it. Despite some clear frame of techno beats, the composition on this album escapes ordinary structures and sound designs.
Often, it sounds almost as if Chris Korda is mocking club music - at times recalling videogame soundtracks for the elements of 8-bit aesthetics and epileptic energy, other times sounding like 80s New Wave from another planet, there’s not one track on the album which is boring. The reprint comes as a definitive edition with a reworked tracklist printed on a limited edition of 500 copies, including a bonus 24x12" insert with lyrics, pictures and a poster. If you didn’t hear it yet - this is the right time to check it out.
If you are not familiar with her, Chris Korda is a unique artist who’s work is worth checking out - a mix of cleverness shining through inventive groovy beats and chaotic vocals, pungent dystopic irony and social commentary. Apart from the music, Chris Korda is a programmer and founder of the religious organisation ‘The Church of Euthanasia’, “a non-profit educational foundation devoted to restoring balance between Humans and the remaining species on Earth”, with its most popular mantra being “Save the Planet, Kill Yourself”.