Having spent the last year touring with Charli XCX’s band & collaborating with artists like Tourist, emerging London-based producer Esther Joy is back with a new EP, ‘The Acid Caves Vol 1′, which is set for release April 27th. The first single from the new record “Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)” is online now & packed with bewitching, dynamic electronic sounds.
‘The Acid Caves’ is based on a supernatural universe created in the mind of Esther Joy and follows Silipur, a non-human ‘lifeblood’ who illegally departs her planet for Earth in search of an energy and connection she desperately needs.
Esther explains the narrative she imagines for this record:
‘The Acid Caves’ is based in a universe in which all planets are connected by an energy system called ‘The Chaos’. The Chaos is the energy that sustains all planets & all life forms. It’s the emotional, the spiritual & the supernatural.
Over the last millennium, all lifebloods (non-humans) developed the ability to physically see and manipulate this energy, leading to huge advancements in better mental health and supernatural power. For humans, however, their overpowered ego and transfixion with technology significantly stunted their natural evolution and are now the only life-form unable to see or understand The Chaos.
Despite their ignorance, humans play a vital role in supporting the universe by pumping huge amounts of emotional energy into The Chaos system. They cannot use or manipulate this energy like other planets so they have been serving as a powerful and sustainable source for others.
This, however, is all going to change –
Tinder, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, virtual friends, virtual life, virtual love, virtual sex.
Each step closer to virtual life has reduced the power of human contact and with that, The Chaos is fading, Earth is dying and the destruction of the universe is inevitable.
As the threat of extinction grows, all planet leaders join together and propose volunteers to join the mission. The volunteers will travel to Earth via The Chaos system in an attempt to warn humans of their destruction. The gate to Earth has never, and will never be opened again, as humans are considered too unpredictable and dangerous. It will be a one-way journey for those who depart.
In order to travel to Earth using the Chaos System, there must be a trade with another on the opposite side. As humans are completely unaware of this, it was decided that the closest to consent a volunteer could receive would be a human suicide, as it represented a decision to leave Earth.
This story will follow Silipur, a lonely, cynical lifeblood who chooses to abandon her planet illegally for Earth. She is one of many who will try to break through the temporary gate in hope of tasting Earth’s purest energy.
Esther will be releasing each track with a section of story. Below is the excerpt for “Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)”:
DAY 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)
Silipur is not human. She is quick witted, intelligent & dry. A cynical, soul but a desperate romantic, a believer in hope but holds none of her own. She is lawless & wild.
Slipur is alone. She has a family and she has friends but Silipur – is – alone. Just because you can see The Chaos doesn’t mean always mean you have enough, doesn’t mean you don’t crave more emotion. In fact, seeing it makes you need more. Silipur feels pain as she craves to feel more. Her pain is more than a human could feel.
Silipur slips quietly out of her pod and down to the newly opened Earth portal. Gate E. She sits, heart pounding as she wrestles with the idea of jumping. It is illegal to cross planets without permission, punishable by death as the trade could take a human’s life. She doesn’t care. She has never liked humans, but longed for a planet so overwhelmed with The Chaos. Beautiful Chaos. She can feel it’s energy – she would never hurt again.
Somewhere on Earth, a girl is crying. She cannot do it anymore. Silipur jumps. And so does she.
See Esther Joy live:
17th – 19th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
‘The Acid Caves’ tracklist:
1. Day 1 (Silipur Leaves Home)
2. Day 4 (Landing)
3. Day 5 (What He Found)