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Overwatch 2Nov 15, 2018 10:00 am CT

Lucio album Synaesthesia Auditiva is now real and you can download it free

As I type this, I’m listening to Lucio’s album and I gotta be honest with you — it’s not my thing, but it’s not bad. It kind of reminds me of what we thought the future would sound like back in the 90’s.

What’s that? You didn’t know Lucio had an album? Neither did I until several dozen people pointed me to this link, which takes you to a complete album’s worth of music by Lucio. Being that Lucio is a fictional character in a video game, I suspect someone at Blizzard actually recorded this, but it’s been a background detail of the character for years now. But this month, alongside BlizzCon and the Lucio-Oh’s cereal that people are destroying their teeth eating (seriously guys it’s pure sugar your pancreas is screaming) we also got a complete release of that fictional character’s previously fictional album, Synaesthesia Auditiva.

I’m not really sure how to review music that’s both not in my lane and also composed by a fictional character using technology that doesn’t exist yet. I’m surprised to find that I like it — it feels like old school EDM, surprisingly enough, like something Paul Oakenfold might record after coming out of cryogenic suspension in the Overwatch future. Since EDM as we know it would be akin to listening to Big Band music from the 1940’s by the time Lucio is recording, it’s tempting to think of this as him doing a retro concept album. But it’s surprising me with how listenable it is, and believe me usually I have a really hard time with EDM or Electronica of any kind.

I’d like to know who actually recorded it and see if I can find any other works by them. It could definitely go into a playlist of music for when I want to feel a bit energized and happy… kind of like the character himself, I suppose. Rejuvenescência might be my favorite track, although I also like Robot After All for sounding like something Thomas Dolby might have recorded back in the day, in his songs about nuclear submarines phase. I recommend checking it out for yourself — it’s cool and trippy and best of all it’s free.

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