The first song to be taken from My Satellite’s forthcoming new record Person, “Minotaur” sets the scene for what is an ambitious album, both musically and thematically. The full-length tells the story of a failed relationship from beginning to end, and each song progressively navigates deeper into the maze of that union and its unsuccessful history. Experimental yet accessible, the song is haunting and hypnotic, powerful and beautiful—it sounds like space drifting inside itself while distant galaxies collapse and explode.
Formed in 2009 by Bryan Stage, and, after a few line-up shifts, now completed by Andy Marshall, My Satellite are based in LA and manage to combine (especially on this song) futuristic sonics with analog instrumentation, all the while setting the scene for the story that will unravel. “This song is about the meeting of the album’s two protagonists in a fairly casual encounter,” says Stage. “It’s about the emotions at the start of a physical relationship which is not expected to be anything more than a one-night stand, yet at the end of that one night, something has changed and the potential for more is strong.”
Of course, that potential never emerges, as Stage sings: “I will fuck you, then I will fuck this up.” Listen to the song, and watch the video below.