Human Simulation... The Musical?

Monday, August 24, 2009

The end of Summer semester proved to be one of the busier semesters I've had in recent years. While I began several blog posts, they are still not to my satisfaction for publishing, so hang tight.

In the mean time... I did a little search last night to see what's new in regards to simulation. Can you guess what I found? "Human Simulation," the relatively unknown, electro-rock band from sweden.

Where did they come up with the name "Human Simulation?" What do they have to do with simulation? I have no idea, but it's my suspicion the answer is absolutely nothing apart from the name. That being said, the mere fact that this is their name makes them an interesting subject.

The musical style is electro-rock. If you're unfamiliar with this, take a moment to travel back in time to the 80's. They sound a bit like "Depeche Mode," "Prince," and perhaps a touch of "They Might be Giants." The beat is a bit catchy, and I'll admit I experienced flashbacks of parachute pants and super hard hair gel flashing through my mind as I listened to their sample tracks.

Now after having experienced their music, I think I know where they came up with their name. They are trying to simulate the music of our past in hopes to help Gen-X'ers revive some of their fashion faux pa's. Who would have ever thought a band existed with the name "Human Simulation?" What next? Human Patient Simulation... The Musical? Someone, call Broadway!