The melancholic distortion of “Ruines” slowly lumbers through a thick fog, making itself known in betrayal of isolation. Drawing the listener in with a profound and familiar sadness, the album explodes with emotional bursts of tragic happiness.
“Music can be deeply therapeutic, and seems to be a space where pain and beauty coexist in tension. There’s a paradox in that killing our pain often involves killing our sensitivity to sublime beauty and wonder. Music can be a means by which people confront pain with beauty, or falsehood and injustice with truth.” – Rosetta
“Lost Language” by Lightsystem is possibly the equivalent of awakening from a deep sleep to find oneself floating in the vastness of dark matter with the only lights flowing from distant stars. And as the physical body turns over involuntarily from a slow spin in zero gravity, the earth is revealed and the vocals make you understand the importance of the human connection and bring you right back down.