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Dr. R: We know that you are working on a new country based track, what can you tell us about it?
TAT: I've been thinking about this project for so long already and I'm glad to announce that it's almost ready. This track developed in 3 interconnected parts, and I'm going to explain how I got to each of those and how.
Dr. R: Ok, so which country is the song about?
TAT: It's "about" Australia, but I would say that it happens in Australia.
Cause it's more of a fable rather than a "documentary" sort track, like Afrika, Tokyo or Arabika. Since I visited Down Under 7 years ago I wanted to do something with the traffic light noise. I thought it could have been a cool hook for a track cause there's an everyday element that Aussies could associate with.
And indeed the word Aussie was the key to glue all the elements I collected in my brain so far. Because the pronunciation is pretty much the same as Ozzie, so referred to as Oz: the wizard of Oz! Bingo!
Now, the story of the Wizard of Oz is one that everyone knows, and is pretty weird if you think about it. It's about this lil girl from Kansas that gets sick and has a dream (or mental trip?) where visits she the land of Oz, meeting strange people who look just like her family and neighborhood. That sounds a bit psychedelic to me!
So I glued everything and I imagined a 18yo Dorothy raving in OZ...tralia! She went to this rave and she got a lil messed up and, like in the fable, she just wants to go back home... So she decides to ask the traffic light for the way... And the traffic light "answer" brings on a hallucination