music meme — nine albums [5/9]
Origin of Symmetry — Muse (2001)
The development of the album came about during the band’s extensive touring in promotion of Showbiz, with some of the material written and performed whilst on the road. Many of the songs on Origin of Symmetry are more riff-orientated and have a heavier hard rock sound with a greater use of distorted guitars. In contrast, there is also a significantly stronger classical music influence. The album contains more songs which use piano, electronic keyboards and synthetic sounds, as well as more organic percussion instruments. Origin of Symmetry proved to be a more progressive and experimental album, with a greater range of different vocal, melodic, and percussive styles than Showbiz.
The name and theme of the album comes from the book Hyperspace by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. In it he discusses how a future book about the discovery of supersymmetry should be entitled “The Origin Of Symmetry”, due to its implications in physics, in reference to the impact Charles Darwin’s “On The Origin Of Species” had on biology. As is cited by Matt Bellamy: “The name of the album, ‘Origin Of Symmetry’, is from a book about geometry of the universe and how it’s all in beautiful balance, a perfect thing in ten dimensions. It explains all the mysterious forces we invented religions around. According to Bellamy, “everyone’s been writing about the origin of life so now they’ll start looking at the origin of symmetry; there’s a certain amount of stability in the universe and to find out where it originates from would be to find out if God exists.” [x]
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Source: Seventeen Magazine, c. 1999 - 2002
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the thing i regret the most about getting a tumblr is that suddenly i’m staying up all night on this website instead of staying up all night reading a book
This is the most accurate thing I’ve ever read.
WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”
WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD
I’m so gruntled to have found this
be careful washing dishes in the dark
is this fall out boy lyrics
Oh. I thought it was like a pun towards “my songs know what you did in the dark”
just trying to warn people about the dangers of trying to clean their good china when they can’t see
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