Long Distance Calling release AI-themed short film for Voices

Long Distance Calling
(Image credit: InsideOut Music)

German instrumental prog rockers Long Distance Calling explore the connection between AI and humans in a new short film they've released for their song Voices. It's taken from their upcoming album How Do We Want To Live? which will be released through InsideOut Music on June 26.

You can watch the video in full below, as well as view the new album's artwork and tracklisting.

"The song has a very meditative vibe and sounds like a soundtrack by LDC," the band explains. "As some of you might know How Do We Want to Live? is a thoughtful and thematic record and it deals with the coexistence of humans and machines. So we are very proud to present you this short movie.

"We think it's by far the best LDC video to date and it traces the layered story of a relationship between a human and an AI! Please watch this video carefully, share it with you friends and let us know your thoughts and comments. A little warning at the end: the video contents some explicit parts and therefore it’s NOT for children!"

How Do We Want To Live? will be available as a limited edition CD, gatefold black vinyl 2LP and CD and as a digital album. A limited deluxe box-set will also be released, containing a special coloured edition of the album, an exclusive seven-inch single featuring two remixes, a beautiful poster featuring the albums stunning artwork by Max Löffler, and four individually signed art-cards all contained in a lift-off box.

Pre-order How Do We Want To Live?.

Long Distance Calling

(Image credit: InsideOut Music)

Long Distance Calling: How Do We Want To Live?
1. Curiosity (Part 1)
2. Curiosity (Part 2)
3. Hazard
4. Voices
5. Fall/Opportunity
6. Immuity
7. Sharing Thoughts
8. Beyond Your Limits
9. True/Negative
10. Ashes

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.