It has come to my attention that some have lately called me a collaborator, as if such a term were shameful. / / I ask you, what greater endeavor exists than that of collaboration? / / In our current unparalleled enterprise, refusal to collaborate is simply a refusal to grow-an insistence on suicide, if you will. / / Did the lungfish refuse to breathe air? It did not. / / It crept forth boldly while its brethren remained in the blackest ocean abyss, with lidless eyes forever staring at the dark, ignorant and doomed despite their eternal vigilance. / / Would we model ourselves on the trilobite? / / Are all the accomplishments of humanity fated to be nothing more than a layer of broken plastic shards thinly strewn across a fossil bed, sandwiched between the Burgess shale and an eon's worth of mud? / / In order to be true to our nature, and our destiny, we must aspire to greater things. We have outgrown our cradle. It is futile to cry for mother's milk, when our true sustenance awaits us among the stars. / / And only the universal union that small minds call 'The Combine' can carry us there. / / Therefore I say, yes, I am a collaborator. We must all collaborate, willingly, eagerly, if we expect to reap the benefits of unification. / / And reap we shall.
This track was heavily inspired by the notion of how people were being called or acused / to be these so called 'Collaborators' during the time of conflict between the / nations and during the time of war. On the other hand it is also a praise to / all those unknown people that somehow helped to end these conflicts, acting from the / shadows and showing strong will, unity and determination. Being disconnected from their masters and forging history alone! Musically it was simply inspired by the very few underground / 'Death Industrial' and 'Dark Ambient acts around the scene. Those REAL and solid ones, like Megaptera, Stahlwerk 9, Inade, Folkstorm / or even Lustmord. To fully embrace the atmosphere of this song, it needs to be experienced with headphones in full isolation and without a glimpse of light. You have been warned!