Manufacturing Consent is a driving, freight train of a song that grabs your attention as soon as you hop aboard the opening bass intro and delivers you straight to hell via the explosive breakdown. The track is a fitting crescendo to finish off Veterans recently released debut album, Fake Quiet and Peace.
The powerful music video, produced by VETERANS guitarist Martin Vlaskovsky, portrays a wicked tableau of overlaid imagery, zeroing in on society’s greed and excess across the ages. It takes the viewer on a bone-crushing visual journey, accompanied by the undulating undercurrents of Veterans signature sound.
Martin Vlaskovsky – Guitar – on the Manufacturing consent track & video release
“I wrote much of the content of that song during the particularly strange events that have grappled our lives from early 2020 onwards. Being inside for extended periods of time and following how the situation unfolds raised my curiosity about the power structure of our world, and in some ways I was compelled to pay a direct tribute to Noam Chomsky. The birth of the song was actually the breakdown riff and at the time I was fascinated with how the guitar’s rhythm can melt in and out of the drum’s double-time force. The lead section of the song reflects my sonic interpretation of a vortex of confusion and rapid degradation – nothing but fun times! The video was a fun experiment where I could visually link the music with hints to the media, the educational system, healthcare system, protests, and the perpetual war-funding that makes our world turn.”
VETERANS debut album Fake Quiet and Peace is available now on all major platforms – recorded in Singapore by Leonard Soosay at Snakeweed Studios, mixed by Jesse Gander of Rain City Recorders (3 Inches of Blood, Subhumans, Anciients) and mastered by the grammy-winning Alan Douches from West West Side Music (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Kvelertak.).