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. We already shared “Octagonal Room” and “Cumulous Potion (For the Clouds to Sing)”; “Sitting with Thoughts” is a new excerpt.

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.