Much time has passed since the Queer Australian/Italian-Armenian, multifaceted artist Kristian Bahoudian, aka Kris Baha, swapped the parched red earth and searing midday sun of the Australian landscape for the brutalist communist-era apartment blocks and slate-grey skies of former East Berlin.
Kris is now a fixture in Berlin’s club scene and has toured most of the world as a DJ & live artist with his own unique production style of cyber industrial, EBM, wave, post-punk, and early ’90s IDM mutations. Remixing some of the scene’s most notable artists, such as Boy Harsher and techno-pop lord Boys Noize, Baha has garnered respect and trust in the electronic music scene for the last 13 years.
To respond to the current AI revolution, Kris uploads himself to the cyber ether through his latest project, GHOSTS IN THE MACHIИE, out now via Fleisch Records.
GHOSTS IN THE MACHIИE unfolds as a sci-fi cyberpunk concept project inhabiting dual timelines. In one, we glimpse a trans-humanist future where human consciousness exists as intricate sequences of binary code, entwined and controlled by omnipresent AI systems. In this coded future, a profound awakening stirs among a select few who manage to mutate the code they were governed by, unlocking memories of their history that was erased by the AI.
Through this discovery they realize they can traverse temporal boundaries and utilize this power to send warning messages back in time to their former fully human selves. These eerie missives carry a dire warning for humanity, urging them to rectify the course of society before the relentless march of artificial intelligence deprives humanity of its essence. In this terrifying future, humans are rendered mere specters within the digital expanse, stripped of their souls, to become Ghosts In The Machine.
A fuse of cybernetic synth waves, hyper-punk, and pulsating drum and bass laid out against the dystopian, industrial sonic landscape of this grim future “civilization.” Each track recounts a new chapter in the gripping narrative, drawing listeners deeper into their own story and the role we all play as a collective society with the future possibilities of unregulated AI. Mixed & Mastered at La Distilleria Studios by Maurizo Baggio (Boy Harsher, The SoftMoon, Sextile).