Monkey With Car Keys - Filament in Strata

Monkey With Car Keys is an electronic music side project of Irish soundscapers Síol Na Gréine, presenting a full-length album for free download @

Filament in Strata is a bit of an eclectic collection (and probably a one off), mixing DnB, IDM, ambient, techno and even the odd shade of synthpop. Unifying the whole thing is a sense of structure as something that emerges from the increasing layers of electronic ‘orchestration’; similar maybe to what Austrian metal band Summoning do, but put into a different genre.

Somehow I want all this to express a bit more of the dumb delight I get out of just seeing the little things in the world and thinking about them in the bigger complex picture of reality: Like a musical equivalent of looking at something up close and gradually zooming out to see how it connects to everything else.”

Continuing the HI ARC TOW obsession with William Gibson (and probably topping it off) the album’s title is taken from a chapter in Gibson‘s novel Mona-Lisa Overdrive, whilst the final track of the album Chiba City Blues is the title of the first chapter in his classic Neuromancer.

Listen to Monkey With Car Keys’ new album Filament in Strata here