Salami Rose Joe Louis is a Bay Area based musician, composer, producer and planetary scientist. She announced the signing with Flying Lotus label Brainfeeder and the release of a new album. Zdenka is out on August 30th. “Octagonal Room” and “Cumulous Potion (For the Clouds to Sing)” are two excerpts.

Drawing inspiration from film, literature, art, and music, “Zdenka 2080” was heavily influenced in particular by a series of apocalyptic sci-fi novels by Octavia Butler and Gene Wolf. “They inspired me to explore the realms of fantasy as a means of illuminating concepts and truths about our own society and humanity,”she says. “I also was very inspired by the movies Tekkonkinkreet and Embrace of the Serpent – a beautiful exploration of capitalism, colonialism and greed”.

Listen below.